The Lady of the Camellias (Penguin Classics)

The Lady of the Camellias (Penguin Classics)

Alexandre Dumas fils


The landmark novel that encouraged Verdi’s opera La Traviata, in a gleaming new translation

"One of the best love tales of all time," in response to Henry James, and the foundation for Verdi’s opera La Traviata, the Oscar-winning musical Moulin Rouge!, and diverse ballets, degree performs (starring Lillian Gish, Eleonora Duse, Tallulah Bankhead, and Sarah Bernhardt, and movies (starring Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Rudolph Valentino, Isabelle Huppert, and Colin Firth), The girl of the Camellias itself was once encouraged by means of the real-life nineteeth-century courtesan Marie Duplessis, the sweetheart of the novel’s writer, Alexander Dumas [i]fils.

Known to all as “the woman of the Camellias” simply because she isn't visible with no her favourite plant life, Marguerite Gautier, the main appealing, brazen, and costly courtesan in all of Paris. yet regardless of having many fans, she hasn't ever rather loved—until she meets Armand Duval, younger, good-looking, and hopelessly in love with her.

“Marguerite and Armand are the type of shiny, self-destructive younger issues we nonetheless examine in magazines, watch on-screen, or brush up opposed to today.”
—Liesl Schillinger, from the word at the Translation

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