The Lady of the Camellias

Author:   Alexandre Dumas ,  Julie Kavanagh ,  Julie Kavanagh ,  Liesl Schillinger
Publisher:   Penguin Books Ltd
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9780143107026


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   21 August 2013
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Alexandre Dumas ,  Julie Kavanagh ,  Julie Kavanagh ,  Liesl Schillinger
Publisher:   Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:   Penguin Classics
Dimensions:   Width: 13.00cm , Height: 1.70cm , Length: 19.80cm
Weight:   0.194kg
ISBN:  

9780143107026


ISBN 10:   014310702
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   21 August 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.
Language:   English

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One of the greatest love stories of the world. --Henry James<br><br> Anyone who has read an outdated English translation of this novel; seen the opera it inspired-- La Traviata, by Verdi; or watched the film it inspired-- Camille, starring Greta Garbo, might have missed the audacity, obstinacy, sensuality, and recklessness of its characters. . . . Marguerite and Armand are the kind of bright, self-destructive young things we still read about in magazines, watch onscreen, or brush up against today. --Liesl Schillinger, from the Note on the Translation<br><br> <br>


One of the greatest love stories of the world -- Henry James


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Alexandre Dumas was born in 1802 at Villers-Cotterats. His father, the illegitimate son of a marquis, was a general in the Revolutionary armies, but died when Dumas was only four. He was brought up in straitened circumstances and received very little education. He joined the household of the future king, Louis-Philippe, and began reading voraciously. Later he entered the cenacle of Charles Nodier and started writing. In 1829 the production of his play, Henri III et sa Cour, heralded twenty years of successful playwriting. In 1839 he turned his attention to writing historical novels, often using collaborators such as Auguste Maquet to suggest plots or historical background. His most successful novels are The Count of Monte Cristo, which appeared during 1844-5, and The Three Musketeers, published in 1844. Other novels deal with the wars of religion and the Revolution. Dumas wrote many of these for the newspapers, often in daily instalments, marshalling his formidable energies to produce ever more in order to pay off his debts. In addition, he wrote travel books, children's stories and his Memoires which describe most amusingly his early life, his entry into Parisian literary circles and the 1830 Revolution. He died in 1870.

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