The Charterhouse of Parma (Penguin Classics)

The Charterhouse of Parma (Penguin Classics)


Headstrong and naïve, the younger Italian aristocrat Fabrizio del Dongo is set to defy the wrath of his right-wing father and visit battle to struggle for Napoleon. He stumbles at the conflict of Waterloo, ill-prepared, but full of enthusiasm for conflict and glory. eventually heeding suggestion, Fabrizio sneaks again to Milan, merely to turn into embroiled in a chain of amorous exploits, fuelled via his impetuous nature and the political chicanery of his aunt Gina and her wily lover. Judged by means of Balzac to be crucial French novel of its time, The Charterhouse of Parma is a compelling novel of extravagance and bold, mixing the intrigues of the Italian court docket with the romance and pleasure of youth.

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