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The Charterhouse of Parma Richard Howard S Exuberant And Definitive Rendition Of Stendhal S Stirring Tale Has Brought About The Rediscovery Of This Classic By Modern Readers Stendhal Narrates A Young Aristocrat S Adventures In Napoleon S Army And In The Court Of Parma, Illuminating In The Process The Whole Cloth Of European History As Balzac Wrote, Never Before Have The Hearts Of Princes, Ministers, Courtiers, And Women Been Depicted Like Thisone Sees Perfection In Every Detail With Beautiful Illustrations By Robert Andrew Parker


10 thoughts on “The Charterhouse of Parma

  1. says:

    Stendhal depicts both the amorous passion and the predilection for court intrigue present in the Italian character, yet he does this with an irony and a political analysis indisputably French, thereby producing not only a great realistic novel but a work which comments on the romantic novels that have gone before And yet here is the marvelous part The Charterhouse of Parma, for all its realism, is still an incredibly romantic novel, containing a battle, a duel, a knife fight, various disgui ...


  2. says:

    JR was writing a little note on a piece of parchment when a cry was heard outside his door Bring him here, the rascal I shall have his head cut off There was a commotion and the door was opened and he recognized Conte Crescenzi, quite inebriated, and spouting forth such obscenities that would have made the most devilish of villains blush Such buffooneries were uttered that even the dogs barking outside were scandalized It was later claimed by the lowest class that at the same moment, insi JR was writing a little note on a piece of parchment when a cry was heard outside his door Bring him here, the rascal I shall have his head cut off There was a commotion and the door was opened and he recognized Conte Crescenzi, quite inebriated, and spouting forth such obscenities that would have made the most devilish of villains blush Such buffooneries were uttered that even the dogs barking outside were scandalized It was later claimed by the lowest class that at the same moment, inside the church of the Sta Elena, tears fell from the Virgin s eyes Now JR had a tiny piece of dagger in his hilt and was ready to stab the Conte had the Conte attempted to draw his rapier Alas, the Conte was there only to abuse the poor gentleman with his words Earlier, he had been visiting a debtor in a rather dreadful tavern full of vagabonds when he heard a drunkard say I say, here s the C...


  3. says:

    Standard 19th century French novel Not even close This book defies almost every convention of the novel, and it was written before any of those conventions were even recognized No hero, no heroine, no real plot no morality lesson Machiavellian politics for everyone love doesn t conquer all love doesn t even exist in this world until the main character gets locked away in prison for a womb like nine months a narrator who couldn t care less about the whole thingthis is so modern it hurt Standard 19th century French novel Not even close This book defies ...


  4. says:

    A sprawling, sloppy, often exhilarating read It is an almost absolute middle point between Tom Jones the handsome lead, the vignette y style, the wonderful humor, the slapsticky regard for human life, the excess coincidences that characterize the early novel and War and Peace, which it clearly influenced in its court war split and its fascination with Napoleon It is too long by half the scenes of intrigue in Parma are remarkably redundant and has some messy threads that never really reso A sprawling, sloppy, often exhilarating read It is an almost absolute middle point between Tom Jones the handsome lead, the vignette y style, the wonderful humor, the slapsticky regard for human life, the excess coincidences that characterize the early novel and ...


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    O wretched soul, what sweetness it was How we burned at the moment when I sawthose eyes that I might never see again.Lines from Petrarch, on handkerchief given secretly as a gift in novel s forbidden love affairThe 1839 Charterhouse represented a movement away and forward from the romanticism of Stendhal s time, this was one of the earliest examples of realism in a way that was considered revolutionary then Balzac considered it the most important novel of his time Though some elements of the r O wretched soul, what sweetness it was How we burned at the moment when I sawthose eyes that I might never see aga...


  6. says:

    Escritores como Balzac, Andr Gide o Tolstoi consideraron La cartuja de Parma de Stendhal una de las mejores novelas de todos los tiempos Llego a ella despu s de haber le do El rojo y el negro y Vanina Vanini y podr a afirmarse que contiene una mezcla de ambas, hip tesis factible si se tienen en cuenta los a os de publicaci n de las tres novelas El rojo y el negro fue publicada en 1830, Vanina Vanini en 1829 y La cartuja de Parma en 1839 De El rojo y el negro tomar a Stendhal el Escritores como Balzac, Andr Gide o Tolstoi consideraron La cartuja de Parma de Stendhal una de las mejores novelas de todos los tiempos Llego a ella despu s de haber le do El rojo y el negro y Vanina Vanini y podr a afirmarse que contiene una mezcla de ambas, hip tesis factible si se tienen en cuenta los a os de publicaci n de las tres novelas El rojo y el negro fue publicada en 1830, Vanina Vanini en 1829 y La cartuja de Parma en 1839 De El rojo y el negro tomar a Stendhal el recurso de utilizar las aventuras de un personaje masculino para ofrecer un retrato detallado de la lucha por el poder y la sociedad del lugar donde sit a la acci n De Vanina Vanini aprovecha el uso de las relaciones amorosas de ese personaje principal para exponer en la novela la tem tica de corte amoroso y la constante estrategia que en este terreno entra an las decisiones para el protagonista Aunque se podr a objetar que en El rojo y el negro este elemento tambi n aparece, e...


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  8. says:

    I read this looking foratmosphere and details about the Napoleonic wars, having just read War and Peace in which Tolstoy does a wonderful job of conveying how Napoleon s Russian campaign was viewed by some sections of Russian society The beginning of this novel was promising with descriptions of how the people of Milan and the surrounding area viewed th...


  9. says:

    Pentru mine, Sthendal este unul dintre marii scriitori moralizatori de factur istoric El surprinde func ia educativ a istoriei expun nd cu o insensibilitate apologetic fapt pentru care este renumit faptele istorice a a cum au avut ele s fie, centr nd n schimb spectrul de analiz asupra caracterelor pe care vrea s le scoat n eviden mai mult sau mai pu in peiorativ n M n stirea din Parma prezint destr marea unei familii aristocratice de sorginte italian Ac iunea l are n cen Pentru mine, Sthendal este unul dintre marii scriitori moralizatori de factur istoric El surprinde func ia educativ a istoriei expun nd cu o insensibilitate apologetic fapt pentru care este renumit faptele istorice a a cum au avut ele s fie, centr nd n schimb spectrul de analiz asupra caracterelor pe care vrea s le scoat n eviden mai mult sau mai pu in peiorativ n M n stirea din Parma prezint destr marea unei familii aristocratice de sorginte italian Ac iunea l are n centru pe Fabrizio, un t n r nobil care se nrolase n Marea Armata sau ce mai r m sese din ea a lui Napoleon, n b t lia final de la Waterloo Paradoxal, deoarece el era aristocrat nrolarea n armata Republicii Franceze este doar un fapt minor, un fapt romantic , deoarece, pe parcurs, ac iunea se orienteaz asupra marilor cercuri aristocratice din Italia nc neunificat Episcopi, scandaluri sexuale n inima Bisericii, romantism incurabil, corup ie, lupta machiavelic pentru putere Romanul confer n fine aura aceea ...


  10. says:

    I picked this up last month because I m a huge fan of The Red And The Black, easily one of my top five novels Stendahl was a nineteenth century French satirist who bascially invented the realistic psychological novel, and The Red And The Black is a wicked black comedy about a cunning young priest who plots to become Pope, and his subsequent adventures in high society Like I say I loved this book so I had high hopes for Charterhouse.Unfortunately, in my opinion after a promising start this book I picked this up last month because I m a huge fan of The Red And The Black, easily one of my top five novels Stendahl was a nineteenth century French satirist who bascially invented the realistic psychological novel, and The Red And The Black is a wicked black comedy about a cunning young priest who plots to become Pope, and his subsequent adventures in high society Like I say I loved this book so I had high hopes for Charterhouse.Unfortunately, in my ...


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