PC Charterhouse of Parma

Stendhal,

£10.99

This is a novel of passion and daring. Its great achievement is to conjure up the excitement and romance of youth while never losing sight of the harsh realities which beset the pursuit of happiness. This new translation features an introduction discussing the novel in relation to Stendhal’s life and writing career.

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Headstrong and naïve, the young Italian aristocrat Fabrizio del Dongo is determined to defy the wrath of his right-wing father and go to war to fight for Napoleon. He stumbles on the Battle of Waterloo, ill-prepared, yet filled with enthusiasm for war and glory. Finally heeding advice, Fabrizio sneaks back to Milan, only to become embroiled in a series of amorous exploits, fuelled by his impetuous nature and the political chicanery of his aunt Gina and her wily lover. Judged by Balzac to be the most important French novel of its time, The Charterhouse of Parma is a compelling novel of extravagance and daring, blending the intrigues of the Italian court with the romance and excitement of youth.

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Weight 386 g
Dimensions 199 × 132 × 25 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

520

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

843.7 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K