Bohemians of the Latin Quarter [NOOK Book]

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"Known chiefly as the basis for Puccini's great opera La Boheme and resurrected more recently as the musical Rent, The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter is one of the most culturally influential French novels of the nineteenth century, but one that has been overshadowed by its more popular musical adaptations. Based largely upon Henri Murger's own experiences and those of his fellow artists, The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter was originally produced as a play in 1849 and first appeared in book form in 1851. It was an immediate sensation. The novel
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Bohemians of the Latin Quarter

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Overview

"Known chiefly as the basis for Puccini's great opera La Boheme and resurrected more recently as the musical Rent, The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter is one of the most culturally influential French novels of the nineteenth century, but one that has been overshadowed by its more popular musical adaptations. Based largely upon Henri Murger's own experiences and those of his fellow artists, The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter was originally produced as a play in 1849 and first appeared in book form in 1851. It was an immediate sensation. The novel consists of a series of interrelated episodes in the lives of a group of poor friends - a musician, a poet, a philosopher, a sculptor, and a painter - who attempt to maintain their artistic ideals while struggling for food, shelter, and sex." "Set in the ancient Latin Quarter, a vibrant and cosmopolitan area near the University of Paris, the novel is a masterful portrait of nineteenth-century Parisian artistic life. "Bohemian" soon became synonymous with "artist," and it is from Murger's novel that the word and concept entered the English language. Drawn from real-life characters and events, the themes of love, sacrifice, and "selling out" are immediately recognizable to the modern reader." Capturing the heart, spirit, and bittersweet humor of the world of struggling artists, The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter is the universal story of one's attempt to leave a mark on the world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783655175705
  • Publisher: MVB E-Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Sold by: MVB Marketing
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 486,077
  • File size: 496 KB

Meet the Author

Henri Murger (1822-1861) wrote for magazines and newspapers and authored several books of fiction but is remembered today only for this novel of artistic life in nineteenth-century Paris.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
I How the brotherhood came together 1
II A messenger of providence 43
III Lenten loves 53
IV Ali Rodolphe, or, the involuntary turk 65
V Charlemagne's crown-piece 76
VI Mademoiselle Musette 88
VII Floods of Pactolus 98
VIII What a crown-piece costs 113
IX Polar violets 125
X The cape of storms 136
XI A cafe in Bohemia 147
XII A reception in Bohemia 159
XIII The house-warming 185
XIV Mademoiselle Mimi 196
XV Donec gratus 220
XVI "The passage of the Red Sea" 232
XVII The toilette of the graces 243
XVIII Francine's muff 265
XIX Musette's whims 295
XX Mimi has feathers 324
XXI Romeo and Juliet 345
XXII Epilogue to the loves of Rodolphe and Mademoiselle Mimi 357
XXIII Youth comes but once 390
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