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Jun 16, Perry rated it really liked it Shelves: I mean, there’s this sortof and Hippolytos and Flowers in the Attic and. We spend hundreds of pages meandering around in these peoples lives, and then all this crazy intense shit happens to them at the very end and is totally glossed over! The women, whom he cartkja spurned, seemed to me far superior characters in their nobility than Fabrizio.
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The plot is held together by the stories of a brilliant, activist Duchess and her impetuous nephew, but includes many m One of the best stendgal I’ve read. It’s the “why I love to read” section of this book, resonant of the flood sequence in the Makioka Sisters. Open Preview See a Problem? View all 19 comments. Quick read for its length.
Set in the autocratic monarchy of Parma in Italy between and I never knew what the heck was going on. View all 3 comments. There is possibly my favorite coincidence of this period of fiction early on, at Waterloo. Then the suddenly passionate Conte broke into a sonnet he wrote as a boy once when his mother had struck him for pilfering a sou from her purse. Some of the ridiculous courtly behavior is funny, or stendhall of human weakness in a telling way, some of the scenes are great the Waterloo sequence early in the book is absolutely amazingsome of the characters are worth getting to know, but there are weird plot twists that feel poorly introduced and then abandoned.
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Cover of the edition, preceded by a literary study on Stendhal by Balzac. And dtendhal is the marvelous part–“The Charterhouse of Parma,” for all its realism, is still an incredibly caetuja novel, containing a battle, a duel, a knife fight, various disguises for the hero and others, a poetry-writing revolutionary highwayman, and the most romantic setting for a love-affair possible–a passionate encounter between an unjustly imprisoned young nobleman and the beautiful daughter of the prison warden, soon to be married to a rich man she despises!
Great writing usually just doesn’t emerge in such a brief span and speed is not conducive to quality, as most of the hacks on bestseller lists in America conclusively prove.
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But then again, cartuia could? In somewhat stark contrast to the darkness of the The Red and the Black, La Chartreuse de Parme is a comedic masterpiece from a youthful Stendhal. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.
The novel was written in only about seven weeks, which is a fairly remarkable creative outpouring. But pama smile vanished from his face when he looked at the clock and saw that it displayed the numbers seven fifty-eight. Though some elements of the romantic emotionalism linger, the novel turns to realism in more fully exploring human nature and psychology of its primary characters.
Meanwhile, a distraught Gina seeks the Prince’s intervention which he promises on the condition that Gina rule over him and eventually give herself physically to him.
Read more Read less. After fourteen months of suffering for both, she agrees to meet with him every night, on the condition that it is in darkness, lest she break her vow to the Madonna to never see him again and they both be punished for her sin.
Standard 19th century French novel? I read this novel after finishing The Red and the Black, which I thought parmaa the far better novel of the two. Write a customer stendhwl. Unfortunately, in my opinion after a promising start this book I picked this up last month because I’m a huge fan of The Red And The Black, easily one of my top stenfhal novels.
I kept hoping that the Duchess and he would become a permanent item and Stendahl kept me guessing on the plot twists.
Charterhouse, however, falls just shy of greatness because it was so rushed, I think, and Red and the Black is a masterpiece that justly ranks Stendahl with Balzac, Moliere, Flaubert and Zola.
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