Editorial Reviews. Review. “One of the greatest love stories of the world.” — Henry James Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Kindle App Ad. Look inside this book. The Lady of the Camellias (Penguin Classics) by [fils, Alexandre Dumas]. It is my opinion that you cannot create a convincing character until you have made a broad study of human nature, just as you cannot speak a. Introduction. The germ of The Lady of the Camellias was a long, impassioned poem by the twenty-three-year-old Alexandre Dumas fils. In , after traveling in.

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A Spectacle of Suffering: Alphonse Mucha ‘s poster for a performance of the theatrical version, with Sarah Bernhardt The only other really worthwhile one is, I think, probably the Oxford World Classics edition. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Dumas, filsis careful to paint a favourable portrait of Marguerite, who despite her past is rendered virtuous by her love for Armand, and the suffering of the two lovers, whose love is shattered by the need to conform to the morals of the times, is rendered touchingly.

The novel is also marked by the description of Parisian life during the 19th century and the fragile world of the courtesan.

I would highly recommend it. Amongst many adaptations, spin-offs and parodies, was Camille”a travesty on La Dame aux Camellias by Camelliax Ludlamstaged first by his own Ridiculous Theatrical Company inwith Ludlam playing the lead in drag. Southern Illinois University Press. Views Read Edit View history. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Email required Address never made public. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is also the inspiration for the musical Marguerite[11] which places the story in German-occupied France.


Armand falls in love with Marguerite and ultimately becomes her lover. For other uses, see The Lady of the Camellias disambiguation.

REVIEW: The Lady of the Camellias by Alexandre Dumas-fils | The Literary Flâneur

The story itself, however, was well told; towards the beginning of the book, I found one passage particularly moving. Doche is not my interpreter, she is my collaborator’.

It was a really moving chapter of the novel. Articles containing French-language text CS1 errors: America’s most famous interpreter, Clara Morris as Camille To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: This site uses cookies.

La traviata opera Marguerite musical Marguerite and Armand ballet. The play was an instant success, and Giuseppe Verdi immediately set about putting the story to music. In Scribner’s Monthly reported that “not one other play by Dumas, fils has been received with favor out of France”. Theda Bara in Camille I received a copy of this book from Penguin. Love Storypublished by Eric Segal inhas essentially the same plot updated to contemporary New York.

Camille (La Dame aux Camilias) by Alexandre Dumas

Up until Marguerite’s death, Armand believes that she left him for another man. The title character is Marguerite Gautier, who is based on Marie Duplessisthe real-life lover of author Dumas, fils.

Not having reached an age at which I consider myself qualified to invent a character, I content myself with simply describing one. It is my opinion that you cannot create lary convincing character until you have made a broad study of human nature, just as you cannot speak a foreign language until you have studied it thoroughly.


Archived from the original on cameolias June In addition to the Camille films, the story has been the adapted into numerous other screen versions:. You are commenting using your WordPress.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It took away from the story and his ponderings were mostly uninteresting, although very typically Victorian.

Retrieved 23 November The narrator knew Marguerite only by sight, but he is a good man, and is very grieved to hear of her death, even more so when Armand eventually tells him the sad tale.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. The story is narrated after Marguerite’s death by two lafy narrators, Armand and an unnamed frame narrator.

Wikimedia Commons oof media related to Camille Dumas. InJean Davenport starred in the first United States production of the play, a sanitized version that changed the name of the leading character to Camille—a practice adopted by most American actresses playing the role.

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