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The Charterhouse of Parma (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)
     

The Charterhouse of Parma (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Stendhal
 

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.

In the coming-of-age story The Charterhouse of Parma, we follow a young Italian nobleman, Fabrizio Valserra, Marchesino del Dongo, on many adventures, including his experiences at the Battle of Waterloo, and romantic intrigues. Along the way we meet a number of

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.

In the coming-of-age story The Charterhouse of Parma, we follow a young Italian nobleman, Fabrizio Valserra, Marchesino del Dongo, on many adventures, including his experiences at the Battle of Waterloo, and romantic intrigues. Along the way we meet a number of fascinating characters, including Fabrizio's devoted aunt, Gina; her lover, the Parmese statesman, Count Mosca; and Fabrizio's true love, Clélia Conti. Set against the backdrop of post-Revolutionary Europe, the novel portrays a society that can barely keep up with its people, because the changes history and politics have wrought are so pervasive.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411467286
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
544
Sales rank:
662,214
File size:
983 KB

Meet the Author


Stendhal is the pen name of Marie-Henri Beyle, who was born on January 23, 1783, in Grenoble, France. As a youth, Stendhal enjoyed a close relationship with his maternal grandfather, a physician who was believed to have roots in Italy, which became important later in Stendhal's own life and work, and is where most of The Charterhouse of Parma is set. In 1800 he joined Napoleon's armies as a second lieutenant, and his war experiences proved crucial to his writing. He died on March 23, 1842.

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