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La Dame aux Camélias One Of The Greatest Love Stories Of All Time, This Novel Has Fascinated Generations Of Readers Dumas S Subtle And Moving Portrait Of A Woman In Love Is Based On His Own Love Affair With One Of The Most Desirable Courtesans In Paris This Is A Completely New Translation Commissioned For The World S Classics


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    La Dame aux cam lias The Lady of the Camellias, Alexandre Dumas fils The Lady with the Camellias, is a novel by Alexandre Dumas Son , first published in 1848, and subsequently adapted by Dumas for the stage Written by Alexandre Dumas Son 1824 1895 when he was 23 years old, and first published in 1848, The Lady of the Camellias is a semi autobiographical novel based on the author s brief love affair with a courtesan, Marie Duplessis Set in mid 19th century France, the novel tells the tra La Dame aux cam lias The Lady of the Camellias, Alexandre Dumas fils The Lady with the Camellias, is a novel by Alexandre Dumas Son , first published in 1848, and subsequently adapted by Dumas for the stage Written by Alexandre Dumas Son 1824 1895 when he was 23 years old, and first published in 1848, The Lady of the Camellias is a semi autobiographical novel based on the author s brief love affair with a courtesan, Marie Duplessis Set in mid 19th century France, the novel tells the tragic love story between fictional characters Marguerite Gautier, a demimondaine or courtesan suffering from consumption, and Armand Duval, a young bourgeois Marguerite is the lady of the camellias because she wears a red camellia when she is menstruating and unavailable for making love and a white camelia when she is available to her lovers Armand falls in love with Marguerite and ultimately becomes her lover He convinces her to leave her life as a courtesan and to live with him in the countryside This idyllic existence is interrupted by Armand s father, who, concerned with the scandal created by the illicit relationship, and fearful that it will destroy Armand s sister s chances of marriage, convinces Marguerite to leave Up until Marguerite s death, Armand believes that she left him for another man Marguerite s death is described as an unending agony, during which Marguerite, abandoned by everyone, regrets what might have been 1982 1318 116 19 240 1392 237 9789642575824 1360 259 1382 305 1388 1392 9789646564725 1383 284 1386 9789646552586 1389 1389 255 1392 9786009045594


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    What happens to the pretty girl who trades off her looks for money when she is past her sell by date Then she has to hope the man who always loved her will stump up the cash she needs so badly despite her constant rejection when she was at the top of the game and judged him too poor to supply her with the luxuries she felt entitled to And hope he doesn t mind that she says she loves him only now she s desperate Nor mind the sickness that has ravaged her body and destroyed her beauty, putting What happens to the pretty girl who trades off her looks for money when she is past her sell by date Then she has to hope the man who always loved her will stump up the cash she needs so badly despite her constant rejection when she was at the top of the game and judged him too poor to supply her with the luxuries she felt entitled to And hope he doesn t mind that she says she loves him only now she s desperate Nor mind the sickness that has ravaged her body and destroyed her beauty, putting her out of work and losing her the gilded place in society and the envy, if not respect, of the women she never failed to lord it over Does being feckless go with the job of being a whore Did none of them ever think of putting something by Or is this just a literary device by the male authors who were looking to entertain rather than enlighten It does seem to be a preoccupation of French authors, the beautiful woman who used her looks to gain social stature and wealth, but in the end fell and got her comeupance as the whore she was deserved The book was quite good and similar to Zola s Nana in many ways, although, good storytellers as they were, neither Dumas Papa or Dumas Fils were in Zola s league Rewritten Nov 23rd 2019


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    Once I had a little dog who used to look at me with sad eyes when I coughed he was the only living creature I have ever loved Once I had a little dog who used to look at me with sad eyes when I coughed he was the only living creature I have ever loved


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    I never thought I would love a book with a theme like that so much.But I did.Such a beautiful,heart breaking love story.Truly sad and realistic.I found the writing style truly mesmerizing, not at all austere on the contrary very easy to read.The way the story is built,in rewind, made me incredibly curious to find outabout this story.The scene in the cemetery where Armando sees the corpse of Margarita is one of the most powerful ones in literature.Pretty amazing and horrifying.The character I never thought I would love a book with a theme like that so much.But I did.Such a beautiful,heart breaking love story.Truly sad and realistic.I found the writing style truly mesmerizing, not at all austere on the contrary very easy to read.The way the story is built,in rewind, made me incredibly curious to find outabout this story.The scene in the cemetery where Armando sees the corpse of Margarita is one of the most powerful ones in literature.Pretty amazing and horrifying.The characters Wow The way the author analyzes their misdemeanors,thoughts and feelings makes you think that they are real people and although this story concerns predicaments hard to find nowadays the philosophical deductions can be applied today.Some of the best quotes ever


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    I wish people could still express themselves the way they do in the classics After I got a few chapters in, I really couldn t put this book down, which is unusual for me, for the genre The story is such a train wreck of emotion and life that that must be why it pulls the heartstrings of so many people It is all so raw I liked the author s choice to make it a story told by Armond after the fact, so he was remembering it exactly, but could see it all in a big picture view, the beginning, and w I wish people could still express themselves the way they do in the classics After I got a few chapters in, I really couldn t put this book down, which is unusual for me, for the genre The story is such a train wreck of emotion and life that that must be why it pulls the heartstrings of so many people It is all so raw I liked the author s choice to make it a story told by Armond after the fact, so he was remembering it exactly, but could see it all in a big picture view, the beginning, and what and how things were leading to the end He wasn t stuck in the middle of the emotion somewhere I loved that it wasn t simple and sweet, but love and jealousy and anger and fear and anguish are all balled up and spurted out I read something that talked about how people were worried, at the time, that this would promote the kept woman way of life, or of men seeking after them The narrator and hence, the author are very careful to explain that they don t believe this to be typical behavior but that was a very exceptional woman I found that amusing and wish that if there must be bad , that the bad of our day was as pretty and clean as the bad of theirs


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    When she had gone, I was frightened at the solitude in which she left me.


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    One of the greatest love stories of all time It s not a love story It s the romanticized story of a very dysfunctional and disturbing relationship between unstable Marguerite and deeply idiotic and vicious Armand Armand is by far one of the most infuriating narrators I ve ever had the misfortune to read about He never loves Marguerite throughout the book, he s obsessed with the idea of owning her, which is completely different He falls in love with her seconds after seeing her for thOne of the greatest love stories of all time It s not a love story It s the romanticized story of a very dysfunctional and disturbing relationship between unstable Marguerite and deeply idiotic and vicious Armand Armand is by far one of the most infuriating narrators I ve ever had the misfortune to read about He never loves Marguerite throughout the book, he s obsessed with the idea of owning her, which is completely different He falls in love with her seconds after seeing her for the first time, although she does not display any likable quality beside being beautiful On the contrary, she s even quite vain, cruel, and, at dinner, vulgar and childish throws the piano partition across the room because she can t get it right I did pity Marguerite at the end, but only because she was dying young, alone and in pain for the entirety of the book, she does nothing but show an unstable, unlikable and shallow personality Armand is just as bad, though that very first night, he proclaims his eternal love to her, although he has JUST met her and doesn t actually know anything about her or her personality Therefore, his easy tears and words of love hold literally no value love builds over time, not overnight, and it is precisely his immaturity that actually drove them to their doom Later on, the fact that he was unable to guess that Marguerite had sacrificed herself by meeting with his father in secret while it was so, so, blatantly obvious was maddening He s an idiot and a mean one at that The way he treated her after she left him is where it went downhill for me Instead of seeking an explanation, instead of communicating or being forgiving again he should have known why she did what she did, it was OBVIOUS , he turned so completely psycho on her I could not believe it How can you claim to love someone so much yet take so much pleasure in trying to destroy them He picked the one woman he knew would hurt her the most slept with her out of sheer viciousness and arranged it all so Marguerite would know The pleasure he took in causing her pain in public, in humiliating her, in savoring each instant he saw her weaken or leave a party because she could not bear to see them together, disgusted me and I was so angry that he kept saying that deep down, he still loved her No, asshole You don t and you never have that is not how you treat someone you love Prudence was the only character who ever made sense in the entire book, the only one who understood the maddening shortcomings of their characters, their motivations, and the depth or lack thereof of their bond Her monologues were incredibly accurate and always fascinating to read too bad nobody ever bothered to actually listen to her The entire love story was nothing short of abusive The only redeeming quality of the book lies in the exceptionally beautiful way it is written Dumas writing is godly and it reads like poetry It s engaging, gripping, beautiful I thoroughly enjoyed every sentence The French language is, in this book, at its finest


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    The oxford world s classics edition of this novel said in the opening introduction thatthis has never been a novel for which persons of taste and discernment have been able to confess outright enthusiasm As much I dislike oxford for that very pretentious and frank statement I can t fully disagree Now, I m definitely not a person of good taste and discernment or whatever that may mean All I know is that when I read stuff like thisAm I not your slave, your dog Do with me what you wil The oxford world s classics edition of this novel said in the opening introduction thatthis has never been a novel for which persons of taste and discernment have been able to confess outright enthusiasm As much I dislike oxford for that very pretentious and frank statement I can t fully disagree Now, I m definitely not a person of good taste and discernment or whatever that may mean All I know is that when I read stuff like thisAm I not your slave, your dog Do with me what you will Take me, I am yours. Then I want to barf It s certainly not my type of romance It s a rather plain story with an overbearing excess of sentiment and sweetness It also has insta love which I cannot stand.The story follows a young man named Armand and the courtesan, Marguerite Gautier, whom he falls madly in love with Of course complications abound in their relationship which makes it difficult for them to be together For Armand, it s to do with the fact that he wants her to be his lover, not merely his mistress, which would have been considerably bad for his image since she s essentially a high class prostitute, but Armand doesn t care about that because his madly obsessed and infatuated with her For Marguerite, it s the fact she s can t simply give up her extravagant life for Armand, who is not all that rich She spends money so outlandishly that s she in debt even though she gets huge amounts of money from her other lovers I would think that if someone said that they can t love you because you don t have enough money to spend on them then you would know it s time to simply move on But it doesn t convince the love sick hero for he s just too enamoured by her And for what reason I seriously have no clue There s nothing interesting about her She comes off as quite selfish And it s not like Armand doesn t realise that she spends money recklessly He says so himself,She was one of those women who never consider the countless amusements of which their life is made can be a serious financial drainArmand also notes that she hadmen spendon flowers than would be needed to enable a whole family to live without care Maybe, I am misinterpreting the story I know this story was intended to make you sympathetic to courtesans, but I only came out thinking how these courtesans need to better handle their finances and maybe lay out a budget plan along the way


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    Alexandre Dumas son Dumas fils fils means son in French certainly had a lot of live up to His father of course threw a long shadow over him and his life He did manage to write this short romantic tragedy that has survived to become a French classic and inspiration for both films and operas alike The Lady of the Camelias It is a fast moving and wonderful story and definitely differentiates hisagitated, youthful style from themature and controlled one of his father Definit Alexandre Dumas son Dumas fils fils means son in French certainly had a lot of live up to His father of course threw a long shadow over him and his life He did manage to write this short romantic tragedy that has survived to become a French classic and inspiration for both films and operas alike The Lady of the Camelias It is a fast moving and wonderful story and definitely differentiates hisagitated, youthful style from themature and controlled one of his father Definitely worth a read


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    4.5 starsThis is the tragic story of the life of a courtesan, Marguerite Gautier dubbed Camille or Lady of the Camellias for her always carrying a bouquet of the flowers , who, by willing sacrifice that could never have rewarded her in kind, proved her purity of love It is also a lamentable apologetic story told by Armand Duval, the man who sworn love for her but judged her too harshly, too unwisely, and painfully abandoned her.In the opening of the story, the narrator chances upon the auction 4.5 starsThis is the tragic story of the life of a courtesan, Marguerite Gautier dubbed Camille or Lady of the Camellias for her always carrying a bouquet of the flowers , who, by willing sacrifice that could never have rewarded her in kind, proved her purity of love It is also a lamentable apologetic story told by Armand Duval, the man who sworn love for her but judged her too harshly, too unwisely, and painfully abandoned her.In the opening of the story, the narrator chances upon the auctioning of Camille s possessions, a process which literally began over her freshly dead body There were no mourners at her death, and now among the remainders of a kept woman, there are only spectators and bargain hunters Camille truly died alone The narrator remarks that Marguerite was a pretty woman but though the life of such women makes sensation enough, their death makes very little Their death, when they die young, is heard of by all their lovers at the same moment, for in Paris almost all the lovers of a well known woman are friends He meets Armand Duval who, stricken by the death of Camille, recounts his possessive love affair with the famous courtesan and the circumstances that led to her early demise.Dumas paints a vivid portrait of Paris life in 1847, of male patrons young and old whose keeping of mistresses was the norm, of the double standards and snobbery of decent society.Camille or Lady of the Camillias is a love story that may be compared to Shakespeare s tragic story of the star crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet.It is an autobiographical glimpse of Dumas affair with the beautiful courtesan Marie Duplessis, written four months after her death in 1847.Throughout the story, one may easily assess the heavy guilt weighing the conscience of the famous author.This might not be his usual adventure packed work but still it is a splendid taste of the romantic side of Alexandre Dumas, fils It may be found free, printed in its entirety at


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