The Charterhouse of Parma


Author: Stendhal
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458709035
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 1990

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A swashbuckling masterpiece set in 19th-century Italy. It is renowned as one of the greatest French novels of all times. Brimming with adventure, romance, and political intrigue. It chronicles the exploits of Fabrizio del Dongo and his encounter with several fascinating individuals. Stendhal explores the whole spectrum of European history minutely. Illuminating and enthralling!

The Charterhouse of Parma


Author: Stendhal
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191606146
Category: Fiction
Page: 560
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The Charterhouse of Parma (1839) is a compelling novel of passion and daring, of prisons and heroic escape, of political chicanery and sublime personal courage. Set at the beginning of the nineteenth century, amidst the golden landscapes of northern Italy, it traces the joyous but ill-starred amorous exploits of a handsome young aristocrat called Fabrice del Dongo, and of his incomparable aunt Gina, her suitor Prime Minister Mosca, and Clélia, a heroine of ethereal beauty and earthly passion. These characters are rendered unforgettable by Stendhal's remarkable gift for psychological insight. `Never before have the hearts of princes, ministers, courtiers, and women been depicted like this,' wrote Honoré de Balzac. `Stendhal's tableau has the dimensions of a fresco but the precision of the Dutch masters.' The great achievement of The Charterhouse of Parma is to conjure up the excitement and romance of youth while never losing sight of the harsh realities which beset the pursuit of happiness, nor the humour and patient irony with which these must be viewed. This new translation captures Stendhal's narrative verve, while the Introduction explores the novel's reception and the reasons for its enduring popularity and power. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Charterhouse of Parma


Author: Stendhal
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140440614
Category: Fiction
Page: 488
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The French literary master's work depicting young Fabrizio's struggles to keep his love for Clelia a secret in the small court of Parma.

The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal (Book Analysis)

Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide
Author: Bright Summaries,
Publisher: BrightSummaries.com
ISBN: 2806287847
Category: Education
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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Charterhouse of Parma with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal, which follows the young Italian Fabrizio del Dongo as he seeks military glory in the ranks of his hero Napoleon Bonaparte. Disillusioned and defeated, he is eventually forced to return to Italy, where he faces trial for murder and imprisonment, meets his true love, and is helped by an interesting collection of family and friends along the way. Along with The Red and the Black, The Charterhouse of Parma is widely considered to be Stendhal’s finest work, and is particularly notable for the author’s skilful and nuanced depiction of 19th-century Italy. It has been adapted for the opera, film and television. Stendhal was one of the earliest and most influential realist writers, admired by the likes of Tolstoy, Balzac, Henry James and André Gide. Find out everything you need to know about The Charterhouse of Parma in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

The Charterhouse of Parma


Author: Marie-Henri Beyle Stendhal
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473379954
Category: Fiction
Page: 740
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The story of the young Italian nobleman Fabrice del Dongo and his adventures from his birth in 1798 to his death, including his service in the Napoleonic Army.

Stendhal

The Red and the Black and The Charterhouse of Parma
Author: Roger Pearson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317894928
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
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Both critic and writer, Stendhal has now become established as one of realism's founding fathers. Dr Pearson's book maps out, for the first time, the critical reception of Stendhal's two most widely read novels, The Red and the Black and The Charterhouse of Parma since their publication in 1830 and 1839 respectively. In part one he provides generous samples of the most important nineteenth-century responses to the novels, almost all of them translated into English for the first time. Part two presents a full range of the most authoritative and influential readings since 1945, which illustrate a wide variety of critical approaches.

The Charterhouse of Parma


Author: Stendhal,Margaret Mauldon
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192839572
Category: Fiction
Page: 520
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Follows the adventures of young Fabrizio del Dongo as he joins Napoleon's army just before the Battle of Waterloo, and struggles to keep hidden his love for Clelia amid the intrigues and secrets of the small court of Parma.

The Red and the Black


Author: Stendhal
Publisher: Tyché
ISBN: 8892571443
Category: Fiction
Page: 500
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The Red and the Black, Stendhal’s masterpiece, is the story of Julien Sorel, a young dreamer from the provinces, fueled by Napoleonic ideals, whose desire to make his fortune sets in motion events both mesmerizing and tragic. Sorel’s quest to find himself, and the doomed love he encounters along the way, are delineated with an unprecedented psychological depth and realism. At the same time, Stendhal weaves together the social life and fraught political intrigues of post–Napoleonic France, bringing that world to unforgettable, full-color life. His portrait of Julien and early-nineteenth-century France remains an unsurpassed creation, one that brilliantly anticipates modern literature.

The Chartreuse of Parma


Author: De Stendhal
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434452905
Category: Fiction
Page: 578
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A French classical romance by De Stendhal and an author profile.

The Abbess of Castro


Author: Stendhal
Publisher: Booklassic
ISBN: 9635222459
Category: Fiction
Page: 76
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The Abbess of Castro was written in the year 1839 by Stendhal. This book is one of the most popular novels of Stendhal, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

Three Italian Chronicles


Author: Stendhal
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811211505
Category: Fiction
Page: 195
View: 1923

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Three novellas of Italian passion by the great French author tell of the infamous trial of a young Roman noblewoman for the murder of her father, the illicit liaison and subsequent trial of an abbess, and the fortunes of a Roman aristocrats daughter who falls in love with a wounded soldier.

Italian Chronicles


Author: Stendhal
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781517900106
Category: Fiction
Page: 344
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Nineteenth-century French writer Marie-Henri Beyle, better known by his pen name Stendhal, is one of the earliest leading practitioners of realism, his stories filled with sharp analyses of his characters' psychology. This translation of Stendhal's Chroniques italiennes is a collection of nine tales written between 1829 and 1840, many of which were published only after his death. Together these collected tales reveal a great novelist working with highly dramatic subject matter to forge a vision of life lived at its most intense. The setting for these tales is a romanticized Italy, a place Stendhal viewed as unpolluted by bourgeois inhibitions and conformism. From the hothouse atmosphere of aristocratic convents to the horrors of the Cenci family, the tales in Italian Chronicles all feature passionate, transgressive characters engaged in "la chasse au bonheur"--the quest for happiness. Most of the tragic, violent tales are based on historical events, with Stendhal using history to validate his characters' extreme behaviors as they battle literal and figurative oppression and try to break through to freedom. Complete with revenge, bloody daggers, poisonings, and thick-walled nunneries, this new translation of Italian Chronicles includes four never-before-translated stories and a fascinating introduction detailing the origins of the book. It is sure to gratify established Stendhal fans as well as readers new to the writer.

The Gates of Horn

A Study of Five French Realists
Author: Harry Levin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198020082
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 560
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"The author explores this tradition in depth and defines it with a breadth of vision, a dynamic vigor and freedom rarely paralleled today....His method, flexible, generous, humane in the best sense of the word, eschews pedantry, dogma, useless theorizing and scholastic argumentation."--The New York Times Book Review. "I wish to make it clear that The Gates of Horn represents an outstanding critical accomplishment."--Saturday Review. In the Odyssey, Homer describes two gates of the imagination: one of ivory through which fictitious dreams pass, and the other of horn, through which nothing but the truth may pass. Realism is the type of literature that passes through the horn, and in this significant study of the genre Levin examines a major form of Realism--the French novel--and focuses on five of its masters--Stendahl, Balzac, Flaubert, Zola, and Proust. Now available in paperback, Levin's study is a veritable reconstruction of the artistic and intellectual life of a nation.

Gabriel's Gift

A Novel
Author: Hanif Kureishi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743229657
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Gabriel's father, a washed-up rock musician, has been chucked out of the house. His mother works nights in a pub and sleeps days. Navigating his way through the shattered world of his parents' generation, Gabriel dreams of being an artist. He finds solace and guidance through a mysterious connection to his deceased twin brother, Archie, and his own knack for producing real objects simply by drawing them. A chance visit with mega-millionaire rock star Lester Jones, his father's former band mate, provides Gabriel with the means to heal the rift within his family. Kureishi portrays Gabriel's naïve hope and artistic aspirations with the same insight and searing honesty that he brought to the Indian-Anglo experience in The Buddha of Suburbia and to infidelity in Intimacy. Gabriel's Gift is a humorous and tender meditation on failure, redemption, the nature of talent, the power of imagination -- and a generation that never wanted to grow up, seen through the eyes of their children.

To the Happy Few

Selected Letters
Author: Stendhal
Publisher: Soho
ISBN: 9780948166099
Category: Authors, French
Page: 384
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Stendhal's life resembled that of his novels. If his heroes were on the whole younger and better looking than he was, they were less mature; in many of these letters it is the poet who did not die young who writes, in a poetry of ideas. The three persistent themes of the novels, the love affairs, the life of action, and the precise analysis of the various forms of passion he distilled from these, are also the persistent themes of his correspondence. Here Stendhal courts Metilde, delineates the anatomy of love and struggles through the snow, retreating from Russia.