Cover of: 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.

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
460
Dimensions
8.2 x 5.2 x 1.1 inches
Weight
1.4 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7789267M
ISBN 10
0543899063
ISBN 13
9780543899064
OCLC/WorldCat
456431118
Library Thing
23850
Goodreads
1911079

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