La chartreuse de Parme
Stendhal

About the Book

Headstrong and naive, the young Italian aristocrat Fabrizio del Dongo is determined to defy the wrath of his right-wing father and go to war to fight for Napoleon. He stumbles on the Battle of Waterloo, ill-prepared, yet filled with enthusiasm for war and glory. Finally heeding advice, Fabrizio sneaks back to Milan, only to become embroiled in a series of amorous exploits, fuelled by his impetuous nature and the political chicanery of his aunt Gina and her wily lover. Judged by Balzac to be the most important French novel of its time, The Charterhouse of Parma is a compelling novel of extravagance and daring, blending the intrigues of the Italian court with the romance and excitement of youth.

Edition Notes

Author's pseud., Stendhal, at head of title.
First American edition considerably abridged. cf. Pref.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
843.71
Library of Congress
PQ2435 .C4 1937

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxi, 346 p.
Number of pages
346

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL6349183M
LC Control Number
37002952
OCLC/WorldCat
757580
Library Thing
23850

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