The Charterhouse of Parma (Modern Library)

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A new translation of Stendhal's masterful tragic novel follows the adventures of young Fabrizio del Dongo as he joins Napoleon's army just before Waterloo and struggles to keep hidden his love for Clelia amid the intrigues and secrets of the small court of Parma.

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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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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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