The Charterhouse of Parma (Penguin Classics)

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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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An epic tale of war, love, sex, politics, and religion...an action-packed narrative --The New Yorker

The Charterhouse of Parma has never sparkled in English with such radiance as it does in Richard Howard's new translation --Edmund White

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