Free Read [Paranormal Book] É The Charterhouse of Parma - by Stendhal Erika Dreifus ✓

By Stendhal Erika Dreifus | Comments: ( 758 ) | Date: ( Feb 25, 2020 )

The Charterhouse of Parma 1839 is a compelling novel of passion and daring Set at the beginning of the 19th century in northern Italy, it traces the joyous but ill starred amorous exploits of a handsome young aristocrat called Fabrice del Dongo The novel s great achievement is to conjure up the excitement and romance of youth while never losing sight of the harsh realiThe Charterhouse of Parma 1839 is a compelling novel of passion and daring Set at the beginning of the 19th century in northern Italy, it traces the joyous but ill starred amorous exploits of a handsome young aristocrat called Fabrice del Dongo The novel s great achievement is to conjure up the excitement and romance of youth while never losing sight of the harsh realities which beset the pursuit of happiness This new translation captures Stendhal s narrative verse, while the Introduction explores the novel s reception and the reasons for its enduring popularity and power.

  • Title: The Charterhouse of Parma
  • Author: Stendhal Erika Dreifus
  • ISBN: 9780760777657
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Paperback

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Stendhal Erika Dreifus

Henri Marie Beyle, better known by his pen name Stendhal , was a 19th century French writer Known for his acute analysis of his characters psychology, he is considered one of the earliest and foremost practitioners of realism in his two novels Le Rouge et le Noir The Red and the Black, 1830 and La Chartreuse de Parme The Charterhouse of Parma, 1839.

Comments The Charterhouse of Parma

  • BillKerwin

    Stendhal depicts both the amorous passion and the predilection for court intrigue present in the Italian character, yet he does this with an irony and a political analysis indisputably French, thereby producing not only a great realistic novel but a work which comments on the romantic novels that have gone before. And yet--here is the marvelous part--"The Charterhouse of Parma," for all its realism, is still an incredibly romantic novel, containing a battle, a duel, a knife fight, various disgui [...]

  • Jr Bacdayan

    JR was writing a little note on a piece of parchment when a cry was heard outside his door. ‘Bring him here, the rascal. I shall have his head cut off!’ There was a commotion and the door was opened and he recognized Conte Crescenzi, quite inebriated, and spouting forth such obscenities that would have made the most devilish of villains blush. Such buffooneries were uttered that even the dogs barking outside were scandalized. It was later claimed by the lowest class that at the same moment, [...]

  • adam

    Standard 19th century French novel? Not even close. This book defies almost every convention of the novel, and it was written before any of those conventions were even recognized! No hero, no heroine, no real plot; no morality lesson; Machiavellian politics for everyone; love doesn't conquer all; love doesn't even exist in this world until the main character gets locked away in prison for a womb-like nine months; a narrator who couldn't care less about the whole thingis is so modern it hurts. I [...]

  • Perry

    O wretched soul, what sweetness it was!How we burned at the moment when I sawthose eyes that I might never see again.Lines from Petrarch, on handkerchief given secretly as a gift in novel's forbidden love affairThe 1839 Charterhouse represented a movement away and forward from the romanticism of Stendhal's time, this was one of the earliest examples of realism in a way that was considered revolutionary then; Balzac considered it the most important novel of his time. Though some elements of the r [...]

  • Adam Dalva

    A sprawling, sloppy, often-exhilarating read. It is an almost absolute middle point between Tom Jones (the handsome lead, the vignette-y style, the wonderful humor, the slapsticky regard for human life, the excess coincidences that characterize the early novel) and War and Peace, which it clearly influenced in its court/war split and its fascination with Napoleon. It is too long by half - the scenes of intrigue in Parma are remarkably redundant - and has some messy threads that never really reso [...]

  • Cristina

    Escritores como Balzac, André Gide o Tolstoi consideraron "La cartuja de Parma" de Stendhal una de las mejores novelas de todos los tiempos. Llego a ella después de haber leído "El rojo y el negro" y "Vanina Vanini" y podría afirmarse que contiene una mezcla de ambas, hipótesis factible si se tienen en cuenta los años de publicación de las tres novelas: "El rojo y el negro" fue publicada en 1830, "Vanina Vanini" en 1829 y "La cartuja de Parma" en 1839. De "El rojo y el negro" tomaría Ste [...]

  • Paradoxe

    Δεν υπάρχει η γοητεία της ιστορίας και των αλληγοριών του Κόκκινο και Μαύρο. Υπάρχουν όμως η ίδια αίσθηση διαχρονικότητας και ταύτισης καταστάσεων και ξυπνάει ακόμη εντονότερα τον ηθικό αντίλογο.Σπουδαία επιτεύγματα είναι η εξαιρετική τακτική μοναδική στον Στεντάλ ώστε [...]

  • Fionnuala

    I read this looking for more atmosphere and details about the Napoleonic wars, having just read War and Peace in which Tolstoy does a wonderful job of conveying how Napoleon's Russian campaign was viewed by some sections of Russian society. The beginning of this novel was promising with descriptions of how the people of Milan and the surrounding area viewed the Napoleonic conquest but soon the author began a long and involved courtly love saga that might have belonged more in the twelfth century [...]

  • Andrei Tamaş

    Pentru mine, Sthendal este unul dintre marii scriitori moralizatori de factură istorică. El surprinde funcţia educativă a istoriei expunând cu o insensibilitate apologetică (fapt pentru care este renumit) faptele istorice aşa cum au avut ele să fie, centrând în schimb spectrul de analiză asupra caracterelor pe care vrea să le scoată în evidenţă (mai mult sau mai puţin peiorativ).În "Mănăstirea din Parma" prezintă destrămarea unei familii aristocratice de sorginte italiană. [...]

  • Christian

    I picked this up last month because I'm a huge fan of The Red And The Black, easily one of my top five novels. Stendahl was a nineteenth century French satirist who bascially invented the realistic psychological novel, and The Red And The Black is a wicked black comedy about a cunning young priest who plots to become Pope, and his subsequent adventures in high society. Like I say I loved this book so I had high hopes for Charterhouse.Unfortunately, in my opinion after a promising start this book [...]

  • William1

    Not bad until the end where it grows maudlin, alas, and becomes a slog. Worthwhile overall, but The Red and the Black it isn't.

  • Bill

    One of the best books I've read. Politics, action, humanism vsnservatism, passion vs. lack of passion, lovers, rivals, extreme wealth and the values of aristocracy, all the characters with both good and bad actions and ways of thinking. Set in the autocratic monarchy of Parma in Italy between 1815 and 1830. A fascinating exploration of what motivates people and how they act. The plot is held together by the stories of a brilliant, activist Duchess and her impetuous nephew, but includes many main [...]

  • Nicola

    2 1/2 starsApparently Balzac considered this to be the most important French novel of its time. I haven't read anything by Balzac but just going off of this comment I think we must have vastly different tastes. Either that or all the other books released were really really bad. Or possibly the translator did a really shoddy job?The book had its good points - it was frequently slyly funny for instance - but my overriding impression of it is just that it was a humongous mess. I never knew what the [...]

  • مروان البلوشي

    تاريخ القراءة الأصلي : ١٩٩٨تبدأ هذه الرواية بواحدة من أجمل البدايات في الأدب العالمي، ثم تتشعب وكأنها تحتوي قصة داخل قصة، ولكنك لن تنسى طاقة الكتاب الدافقة

  • Eman Alshareef

    في الحقيقة لا افهم أهمية كتابات ستاندل في الأدب الفرنسي، أول مرة قرأت عن ستندال في ثلاثية ميلان كونديرا لفن الرواية، ومن يومها أدخلته في خطة القراءة، سبق وأن قرأت الأحمر والأسود ولكن لم اجد أي قيمة أسلوبية فيها وبالضبط ما حدث هنا أيضا، جميع الرواية سرد سرد للأحداث وبطريقة فو [...]

  • فهد الفهد

    صومعة بارما يقال أن ستاندال كتب هذه الرواية الضخمة في 52 يوماً فقط، كيف يمكن لأي كاتب أن يخلق عالماً روائياً مليئا هكذا في أقل من شهرين !! إنها لمعجزة حقيقية، جاك كرواك كتب (على الطريق) في ثلاثة أسابيع فقط، في المقابل كتب باموق (اسمي أحمر) في 10 سنوات، وكتب أنطونيو سكارميتا (ساعي ب [...]

  • Gabriele

    Romanzo incostante questo di Stendhal, quasi l'autore non sapesse bene in quale direzione rivolgersi, ma avesse comunque l'obiettivo di pubblicare un racconto ricco di intrighi e di vicende. Stendhal è d'altra parte contemporaneo di un certo Dumas, e come ogni buon autore francese del periodo ama abbondare: in 400 pagine le vicende non mancano e il ritmo è sostenuto, ma quanto sia necessario raccontarci tutto ciò è un po' il dubbio del lettore che riesce ad arrivare alla fine della storia. T [...]

  • Nelson Zagalo

    52, é o número de dias que levou Stendhal a escrever “A Cartuxa de Parma”, um total de 10 páginas diárias que dão bem conta da capacidade, quase infinita, de recursos conceptuais e cognitivos do autor para lhe fornecer um fluxo ininterrupto de ideias. Falo nomeadamente da capacidade de visualizar sequências num detalhe suficiente para as descrever, não apenas nas suas ações, efeitos e reações mas também no detalhe dos seus cenários, interiores e exteriores, mais ainda no imagina [...]

  • Sketchbook

    A dazzling "opera" and the worldliest of books ever written.Parmesan courtlife is both Machiavellian & Ruritanian. Courtiers,politicos, Great Ladies and Ministers of State banter, plot,betray and caress romantic dreams within a maze of socialmaneuvers. The young hero has a Candide-quality and his high-bornaunt - a duchess who uses sex with brains as a handbook on tactics - is among the most enchanting women in fiction.

  • mai ahmd

    دير بارم الرواية التي أعجبت باموق وتحدث عنها في كتابه ألوان أخرى على أساس إنها من كتبه المفضلة والتي مازال يقرأ بها بين وقت وآخر ذلك أمر جذب اهتمامي وأحببت أن أتعرف على ماهية هذا الكتاب بل إنني حاولت أن أحبه مثله لكن لم استطع يبدو إننا لا نتشابه في الذائقة حسنا هي رواية كلاسيك [...]

  • Gaetano

    Il primo libro che leggo di Stendhal non mi ha preso particolarmente: il protagonista, Fabrizio, mi è parso superficiale, indeciso, più aggrappato ai sogni che alla vita reale; la sua vocazione religiosa sembra una parodia della fede cristiana ed i suoi amori sono quasi un modo per vincere la noia ed i suoi vari rivali.La figura che ho apprezzato maggiormente è quella di Gina Pietranera, una donna forte, capace di intrighi e macchinazioni incredibili, vera dominatrice delle volontà altrui co [...]

  • Alex

    You know, this didn't really do it for me. I found myself describing it as a poor man's Count of Monte Cristo crossed with a poor man's Madame Bovary, but not as interesting as that makes it sound. There are some great scenes, but a lot of exposition in between; I just never felt completely drawn in. For a novel with as much plot as this has, I was rarely dying to know what happened next.It's got a terrific battle scene in it, though, just this amazing picture of "Wait, are we fighting? Am I in [...]

  • EGe

    İlk okumaya başladığımda 200 sayfa sonrasında pes etmiş olduğum, araya onlarca başka kitap sıkıştırdığım (hatta 2-3 yıl) bir kitap bu; herhalde ters zamanıma geldi diyip tekrar başlayıp 10-15 günde bitirmiş bulunmaktayım. Açıkçası kim kiminle ne yapmak istiyoru oturtmanız biraz zaman alıyor ondan ilk 200 sayfada kitabın içine çok giremeyebiliyorsunuz; ilk başta herhalde savaşı anlatan bir roman olacak derken bir anda ters köşe yapıp sizi Jane Austen vari aş [...]

  • Michael Finocchiaro

    In somewhat stark contrast to the darkness of the The Red and the Black, La Chartreuse de Parme is a comedic masterpiece from a youthful Stendhal. Well, humorous as well as languorous at the end. In it is one of the funniest incidents in all of French literature (perhaps eclipsed by the "souliers rouge" incident in Coté de Guermantes) where the hapless protagonist Fabrice dreams of Napoleon and somehow wanders onto the battlefield of Waterloo - rather like someone in Universal Studios would ran [...]

  • Roberta

    Tanto ho amato Il rosso e il nero (e devo rileggerlo, per controllare che non fossi in preda al delirio) tanto mi ha annoiato questo romanzo. Possibile? E' la storia di un giovinotto italiano che va alla guerra (a seguito di Napoleone) armato solo del suo idealismo, poi torna senza aver capito se in battaglia ci è stato o meno (dubbio lecito) e infine viene coinvolto in vari intrighi politici, viene salvato dalla zia che è innamorata di lui, viene catturato, conosce il vero amore, lo perde, di [...]

  • Hadrian

    A fun and enjoyable read. Burned through this quite easily. Swordfights, duels, prisoner escapes. Not quite as masterly as The Red and the Black but still fun. Straddles the line somewhere between Romanticism and Realism, with its character depictions as well as the imagery.

  • Vitor Hugo

    Perfeito. Que prazer ler este livro.

  • Vladana Perlić


  • David Lentz

    I read this novel after finishing The Red and the Black, which I thought was the far better novel of the two. The scenes in which Fabrizio joins Napoleon's army at Waterloo really come to life and shine in the narrative of Stendahl, as he had been a soldier in battle for Napoleon during his lifetime. Fabrizio really is a bit too much of a narcissist and after a while, despite his handsome youth and intellect, I found myself tiring of him. He really made a number of knuckleheaded moves with his c [...]

  • Наталия Янева

    Една от най-потресаващо скучните книги, които съм чела (да не звуча пресилено и да кажа "изобщо") от дълго време насам. Твърде помпозният, хаотичен, превъзнесен стил на Стендал се вихри с пълна сила. Спомням си, че и в "Червено и черно" имаше моменти, в които изпитвах подобна дос [...]

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