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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Retrieved 23 November Doche is tbe my interpreter, she is my collaborator’. Views Read Edit View history. Marguerite’s death is described as an unending agony, during which Marguerite, abandoned by everyone, regrets what might have been.

I received a copy of this book from Penguin. The title character is Marguerite Gautier, who is based on Marie Duplessisthe real-life lover of author Dumas, fils.

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It makes our narrator very angry. The story itself, however, was well told; towards the beginning of the book, I found one passage particularly moving.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The conflict here centres on the relative economic classes alexanre the central characters. Love Storypublished by Eric Segal inhas essentially the same plot updated to contemporary New York. Clara Morris on the American Stage. For other uses, see The Lady of the Camellias disambiguation.

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Camille (La Dame aux Camilias) by Alexandre Dumas

Amongst many adaptations, spin-offs and parodies, was Camille”a travesty on La Dame aux Camellias by Charles Ludlamstaged first by his own Ridiculous Theatrical Company inwith Ludlam playing the lead in drag. Up until Marguerite’s death, Armand believes that she left him for another man.

It is also the inspiration for the musical Marguerite[11] which places the story in German-occupied France. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

By using this site, alsxandre agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Set in midth-century France, the novel tells the tragic love story between fictional characters Marguerite Gautier, a demimondaine or courtesan suffering from consumptionand Armand Duval, a young bourgeois. The story is narrated after Marguerite’s death by two male narrators, Armand and an alexandrw frame narrator. Wikimedia Commons has 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.

It was a really moving chapter of the novel.

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America’s most famous interpreter, Clara Morris as Camille Southern Illinois University Press. Some scholars believe that Marguerite’s illness and Duplessis’s publicized cause of death, “consumption”, was a 19th-century euphemism for syphilis [2] as opposed to the more common meaning of tuberculosis.

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I would highly recommend it. Clara Kimball Young in Camille Theda Bara in Camille Alphonse Mucha ‘s poster for a performance of the theatrical version, with Sarah Bernhardt Alla Nazimova in Camille It has a lovely cover too. 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 acmellias the morals of the times, is rendered touchingly.

Marie Duplessis Moulin Rouge! To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Articles containing French-language text CS1 errors: This site uses cookies. The success of the play inspired Giuseppe Verdi to put the story to music. Armand falls in love with Marguerite and ultimately becomes her lover. Retrieved April 16, You are commenting using your WordPress. The only other really worthwhile one is, I ladt, probably camellas Oxford World Classics edition.