Die Kameliendame
  • Die Kameliendame
  • Die Kameliendame
ISBN: 014310702X
EAN13: 9780143107026
Language: English
Release Date: Jun 25, 2013
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 0.55" H x 7.64" L x 5.04" W
Weight: 0.44 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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The landmark novel that inspired Verdi's opera La Traviata, in a sparkling new translation

One of the greatest love stories of all time, according to Henry James, and the inspiration for Verdi's opera La Traviata, the Oscar-winning musical Moulin Rouge , and numerous ballets, stage plays (starring Lillian Gish, Eleonora Duse, Tallulah Bankhead, and Sarah Bernhardt, and films (starring Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Rudolph Valentino, Isabelle Huppert, and Colin Firth), The Lady of the Camellias itself was inspired by the real-life nineteeth-century courtesan Marie Duplessis, the lover of the novel's author, Alexander Dumas fils.

Known to all as the Lady of the Camellias because she is never seen without her favorite flowers, Marguerite Gautier, the most beautiful, brazen, and expensive courtesan in all of Paris. But despite having many lovers, she has never really loved--until she meets Armand Duval, young, handsome, and hopelessly in love with her.

Marguerite and Armand are the kind of bright, self-destructive young things we still read about in magazines, watch on-screen, or brush up against today.
--Liesl Schillinger, from the Note on the Translation

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   Emotional Story!
The author weaves the characters in and out in such a skillful way that I gave it a 5 star rating. The outcome of the plot would have been different if the secrets had been revealed earlier. Secrets were kept and protocol was followed in a different century. The parents would be obeyed regardless of the cost. I sympathized with the lovers as they were victims of their circumstances and excesses. It's a good read to explain how sometimes one can be caught in a paradoxes that one cannot solve without revealing the truth every step of the way. I have read all of Dumas' books and this one by his son.
   The Most Tragic Love Story
I read this book as part of my theatre history class. It was very detailed and I am thankful for the beautiful narration that I bought. I would recommend this book to everyone to learn about love, sacrifice and so much more.
   the most touching story ever written
I cried and loved it. The characters are great. The story of Marguerite breaks the heart.
   Great Interesting read!
The most interesting book is this one! It was written so well. I liked the story of obsessive love. A wonderful read! Do you want to buy it?