Richard Howard's exuberant rendition of Stendhal's great tale has caused a classic to be reborn for 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 this...One sees perfection in every detail".With beautiful illustrations by Robert Andrew Parker.
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'The Charterhouse of Parma often contains a whole book in a single page... If is a masterpiece' Balzac 'What you find so much of in this novel - and in this new translation more than ever before - is, in a word, life' New York TimesFrom the Back Cover:
The Charterhouse of Parma (1839) is a compelling novel of passion and daring, of prisons and heroic escape, of political chicanery and sublime personal courage. Set at the beginning of the nineteenth century, amidst the golden landscapes of northern Italy, it traces the joyous but ill-starred amorous exploits of a handsome young aristocrat called Fabrice del Dongo, and of his incomparable aunt Gina, her suitor Prime Minister Mosca, and Clelia, a heroine of ethereal beauty and earthly passion. The great achievement of The Charterhouse of Parma is to conjure up the excitement and romance of youth while never losing sight of the harsh realities which beset the pursuit of happiness, nor the humour and patient irony with which these must be viewed. This new translation captures Stendhal's narrative verve, while the Introduction explores the novel's reception and the reasons for its enduring popularity and power.
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Book Description Penguin Classics, 1958. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140440615
Book Description Penguin Classics, 1958. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140440615
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97801404406141.0