The Charterhouse of Parma


Author: Stendhal
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 0307791432
Category: Fiction
Page: 560
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Balzac considered it the most important French novel of his time. André Gide later deemed it the greatest of all French novels, and Henry James judged it to be a masterpiece. Now, in a major literary event, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and distinguished translator Richard Howard presents a new rendition of Stendhal's epic tale of romance, adventure, and court intrigue set in early nineteenth-century Italy. The Charterhouse of Parma chronicles the exploits of Fabrizio del Dongo, an ardent young aristocrat who joins Napoleon's army just before the Battle of Waterloo. Yet perhaps the novel's most unforgettable characters are the hero's beautiful aunt, the alluring Duchess of Sanseverina, and her lover, Count Mosca, who plot to further Fabrizio's political career at the treacherous court of Parma in a sweeping story that illuminates an entire epoch of European history. "Stendhal has written The Prince up to date, the novel that Machiavelli would write if he were living banished from Italy in the nineteenth century," noted Balzac in his famous review of The Charterhouse of Parma. "Never before have the hearts of princes, ministers, courtiers, and women been depicted like this. . . . One sees perfection in every detail. . . . [It] has the magnitude of a canvas fifty feet by thirty, and at the same time the manner, the execution, is Dutch in its minuteness. . . . The Charterhouse of Parma often contains a whole book in a single page. . . . It is a masterpiece." This edition includes original illustrations by Robert Andrew Parker and Notes and a Translator's Afterword by Richard Howard.

The Charterhouse of Parma


Author: Stendhal Stendhal
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3748151071
Category: Fiction
Page: 748
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It was in the winter of 1830 and three hundred leagues from Paris that this tale was written; thus it contains no allusion to the events of 1839. Many years before 1830, at the time when our Armies were overrunning Europe, chance put me in possession of a billeting order on the house of a Canon: this was at Padua, a charming town in Italy; my stay being prolonged, we became friends. Passing through Padua again towards the end of 1830, I hastened to the house of the good Canon: he himself was dead, that I knew, but I wished to see once again the room in which we had passed so many pleasant evenings, evenings on which I had often looked back since. I found there the Canon's nephew and his wife who welcomed me like an old friend. Several people came in, and we did not break up until a very late hour; the nephew sent out to the Caffè Pedrocchi for an excellent zabaione. What more than anything kept us up was the story of the Duchessa Sanseverina, to which someone made an allusion, and which the nephew was good enough to relate from beginning to end, in my honour.

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.

The Carterhouse of Parma


Author: Stendhal
Publisher: Stendhal
ISBN: 6050407843
Category: Drama
Page: N.A
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The Charterhouse of Parma" chronicles the adventures of the young Italian nobleman Fabrice del Dongo since its birth in 1798 to his death. It is a novel by Stendhal, published in 1839. The protagonist Fabrice spent the first years of his life in the family castle on Lake Como, while most of the rest of the novel is set in a Parma. The book begins with the French army invades Milan. Fabrice grew up surrounded by intrigues and alliances for and against the French. The book, in the beginning, describes the effort somewhat quixotic by Fabrice to join Napoleon when the latter returned to France in March 1815 (the hundred days). Fabrice at seventeen is idealistic, , rather naive, and speaks poor French. He leaves his home on Lake Como to travel north with false documents. He wanders through France, losing money and horses. He was imprisoned as a spy, but manages to escape, wearing the uniform of a dead French soldier. In his enthusiasm for the role of a French soldier, he wanders on the battlefield of Waterloo and he remains badly wounded in the leg. He survives the fighting; he returns to the family castle on Lake Como. In this environment many people claim that he was one of the bravest captains of Napoleon.

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Comprehensive Research and Study Guide
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 143811608X
Category:
Page: 84
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In his introduction Harold Bloom suggests that, after Shakespeare, Stendhal teaches us all we need to know about sexual love. Stendhal's work is examined in this volume of Bloom's Major Novelists, including his The Red and the Black and The Char

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The Red and the Black and The Charterhouse of Parma
Author: Roger Pearson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131789491X
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.

Bekenntnisse eines Ichmenschen

Erinnerungen eines Egotisten
Author: Stendhal
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8027216672
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 440
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Dieses eBook wurde mit einem funktionalen Layout erstellt und sorgfältig formatiert. Die Ausgabe ist mit interaktiven Inhalt und Begleitinformationen versehen, einfach zu navigieren und gut gegliedert. Marie-Henri Beyle (1783 - 1842) besser bekannt unter seinem Pseudonym Stendhal, war ein französischer Schriftsteller, Militär und Politiker. Er nahm als blutjunger Leutnant 1799-1800 im 6. Dragonerregiment an Napoleons siegreichem Italienfeldzug teil. Dabei lernte er als Adjutant eines Generals das Land, insbesondere die Stadt Mailand, von der besten Seite kennen und entwickelte sich zum Liebhaber italienischer Kunst, Musik und Lebensart. In seinen Zeugnissen aus und über Braunschweig (1806-1808), das Briefe, Tagebücher und Reisebeschreibungen enthält, lieferte er eine amüsante Beschreibung der Braunschweiger Gesellschaft. Der Fokus von Erinnerungen eines Egotisten liegt auf dem Jahr 1821, in dem Stendhal nach seiner unerfüllten Liebe zu Mathilde Dembowski von Mailand nach Paris zurückkehrte. Frühere und spätere Begebenheiten werden nur in Form von Rückblenden und Vorgriffen erzählt. Seine Mailänder Jahre von 1817 bis 1821 haben dabei für ihn traumatischen Charakter und werden niemals beleuchtet, obwohl sie stets im Zentrum von Stendhals Überlegungen stehen. Einen sehr großen Raum nehmen Beschreibungen von Personen ein, denen Stendhal in den Salons seiner Zeit begegnete. Dabei handelt es sich teils um bekannte Personen der Zeitgeschichte, wie etwa Marie-Joseph Motier, Marquis de La Fayette, teils nur um private Kontakte. Inhalt: Bekenntnisse eines Ichmenschen: Das Leben des Henri Brulard (1783-1800) Erinnerungen eines Egotisten (1821-1832) Lebensabend Tagebuch aus Italien (1801) Tagebuch aus Paris und Marseille (1802-1806) Tagebuch aus Braunschweig (1807-1808) Eindrücke aus Norddeutschland Der Feldzug in Österreich Tagebuch aus Paris (1810 - 11) Tagebuch von 1813-1814 (Paris, Deutschland, Italien) Tagebuch aus Italien (1815-1816) Aus dem Tagebuch ..

Modernism and the Critical Spirit


Author: N.A
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412828888
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 203
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Complaints about the decline of critical standards in literature and culture in general have been voiced for much of the twentieth century. These have extended from F.R. Leavis's laments for a "lost center of intelligence and urbane spirit," to current opposition to the predominance of radical critical theory in contemporary literature departments. Humanist criticism, which has as its object the quality of life as well as works of art, may well lack authority in the contemporary world. Even amid the disruptions of the industrial revolution, nineteenth-century humanists such as Matthew Arnold, John Ruskin, and Thomas Carlyle could assume a positive order of value and shared habits of imaginative perception and understanding between writers and readers. Eugene Goodheart argues that, by contrast, contemporary criticism is infused with the skepticism of modernist aesthetics. It has willfully rejected the very idea of moral authority. Goodheart starts from the premise that questions about the moral authority of literature and criticism often turn upon a prior question of what happens when the sacred disappears or is subjected to the profane. He focuses on contending spiritual views, in particular the dialectic between the Protestant-inspired, largely English humanist tradition of Carlyle, Ruskin, Arnold, and D.H. Lawrence and the decay of Catholicism represented by James Joyce and T.S. Eliot. Goodheart argues that literary modernism, in distancing itself from natural and social vitality, tends to render suspect all privileged positions. It thereby undermines the critical act, which assumes the priority of a particular set of values. Goodheart makes his case by analyzing the work of a variety of novelists, poets, and critics, nineteenth century and contemporary. He blends literary theory and practical criticism. "The argument is fresh, the examples invariably telling. Every reader interested in our cultural plight, where it came from, and what might be done about it, will find this book invaluable" -Wayne C. Booth "Subtle yet vigorous polemic...Goodheart's concern with the entire spectrum of religious, social, and literary issues puts him in the succession of Lionel Trilling. [Modernism and the Critical Spirit], though it deplores the decline of authority in the wake of 'modernist' virtues...is itself authoritative because of the range and depth of its controversial analyses." -Geoffrey Hartman Eugene Goodheart is Edytha Macy Gross Professor of Humanities at Brandeis University. His books include Culture and the Radical Conscience, The Skeptic Disposition: Deconstruction, Ideology and Other Matters, Desire and Its Discontents and The Reign of Ideology.

The Story About the Story


Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Tin House Books
ISBN: 1935639692
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 352
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The essays in The Story About the Story Vol. II chart a trajectory that digs deep into the past and aims toward a future in which literature can play a new and more profound role in how we think, read, live, and write. In the second volume of The Story About the Story, editor J. C. Hallman continues to argue for an alternative to the staid five-paragraph-essay writing that has inoculated so many against the effects of good books. Writers have long approached writing about reading from an intensely personal perspective, incorporating their pasts and their passions into their process of interpretation. Never before collected in a single volume, the many essays Hallman has compiled build on the idea of a "creative criticism," and offers new possibilities for how to write about reading. The Story About the Story Vol. II documents not only an identifiable trend in writing about books that can and should be emulated, it also offers lessons from a remarkable range of celebrated authors that amount to an invaluable course on both how to write and how to read well. Whether they discuss a staple of the canon (Thomas Mann on Leo Tolstoy), the merits of a contemporary (Vivian Gornick on Grace Paley), a pillar of genre-writing (Jane Tompkins on Louis L’Amour), or, arguably, the funniest man on the planet (David Shields on Bill Murray), these essays are by turns poignant, smart, suggestive, intellectual, humorous, sassy, scathing, laudatory, wistful, and hopeful—and above all deeply engaged in a process of careful reading. The essays in The Story About the Story Vol. II chart a trajectory that digs deep into the past and aims toward a future in which literature can play a new and more profound role in how we think, read, live, and write.

Die Äbtissin von Castro


Author: Stendhal
Publisher: Hansebooks
ISBN: 9783337356132
Category:
Page: 428
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Die Äbtissin von Castro ist ein unveränderter, hochwertiger Nachdruck der Originalausgabe. Hansebooks ist Herausgeber von Literatur zu unterschiedlichen Themengebieten wie Forschung und Wissenschaft, Reisen und Expeditionen, Kochen und Ernährung, Medizin und weiteren Genres. Der Schwerpunkt des Verlages liegt auf dem Erhalt historischer Literatur. Viele Werke historischer Schriftsteller und Wissenschaftler sind heute nur noch als Antiquitäten erhältlich. Hansebooks verlegt diese Bücher neu und trägt damit zum Erhalt selten gewordener Literatur und historischem Wissen auch für die Zukunft bei.

The Literature Machine

Essays
Author: Italo Calvino
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446414450
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 352
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'This brilliant collection of essays should be a feast for his admirers, as well as for those who approach his dazzling oeuvre for the first time-Calvino is not only constantly and supremely intelligent; he is constantly and supremely faithful to his narrative imagination' Guardian

Comparative Cultural Studies and Michael Ondaatje's Writing


Author: Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 9781557533784
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 147
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Annotation It is an event in literary criticism and culture scholarship that we have new studies on the work of such an original writer as Michael Ondaatje. In this collection, some of the most perceptive scholars working in cultural and literary studies examine Ondaatje's texts - his poetry, his novels In the Skin of a Lion, The English Patient (novel and film), and Anil's Ghost.

The Moviegoer

A Novel
Author: Walker Percy
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453216251
Category: Fiction
Page: 191
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In this National Book Award–winning novel from a “brilliantly breathtaking writer,” a young Southerner searches for meaning in the midst of Mardi Gras (The New York Times Book Review). On the cusp of his thirtieth birthday, Binx Bolling is a lost soul. A stockbroker and member of an established New Orleans family, Binx’s one escape is the movie theater that transports him from the falseness of his life. With Mardi Gras in full swing, Binx, along with his cousin Kate, sets out to find his true purpose amid the excesses of the carnival that surrounds him. Buoyant yet powerful, The Moviegoer is a poignant indictment of modern values, and an unforgettable story of a week that will change two lives forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Walker Percy including rare photos from the author’s estate.

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

You Must Read Before You Die
Author: Peter Boxall
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1844037193
Category: Reference
Page: 960
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Completely revised and updated to include the most up-to-date selections, this is a bold and bright reference book to the novels and the writers that have excited the world's imagination. This authoritative selection of novels, reviewed by an international team of writers, critics, academics, and journalists, provides a new take on world classics and a reliable guide to what's hot in contemporary fiction. Featuring more than 700 illustrations and photographs, presenting quotes from individual novels and authors, and completely revised for 2012, this is the ideal book for everybody who loves reading.

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.