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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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He convinces her to leave her life as a courtesan and to live with him in the countryside.

Camille (La Dame aux Camilias) by Alexandre Dumas – Free Ebook

It has a lovely cover too. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Notify me of new comments via email. This idyllic existence is interrupted by Armand’s father, who, concerned with the scandal created by the illicit relationship, and fearful that it will destroy Armand’s sister’s chances of marriage, convinces Marguerite to leave. It took away from the story and his ponderings were mostly uninteresting, although very typically Victorian.

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

Liesl Schillinger has done an admirable job, I think, and I would recommend this particular edition. Armand falls in love with Marguerite and ultimately becomes her lover.


InJean Davenport starred in the first United States production of the play, a sanitized version that thf the name of the leading character to Camille—a practice adopted by most American actresses playing the role. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Camille Dumas. Retrieved 23 November But despite having many lovers, she has never really alexxndre she meets Armand Duval, young, handsome, and from a lower social class, and yet hopelessly in love with Marguerite.

The Lady of the Camellias

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: When she was alive, they would have never even deigned to thd to her, but after death, her jewels and furniture proves too much to resist.

It makes our narrator very angry. The story is narrated after Marguerite’s death by two male narrators, Armand and an unnamed frame narrator.

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

The only other really worthwhile one is, I think, probably the Oxford World Dumae edition. The success of the play inspired Giuseppe Verdi to put the story to music.

Alla Nazimova in Camille From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. La traviata opera Marguerite musical Marguerite and Armand ballet.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. It is my opinion that you alexandde create a 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. Doche is not my interpreter, she is my collaborator’.


Marie Duplessis Moulin Rouge! Up until Marguerite’s death, Armand believes that she left him for another man.

Dumas, filsis careful to paint a favourable portrait of Marguerite, who despite camelliax 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. Not having reached an age at which I consider myself qualified to invent a character, I content myself with simply describing one.

Lady of the Camellias by Alexandre Dumas

I received a copy of this book from Penguin. I would highly recommend it. Clara Morris on the American Stage. You are commenting using your WordPress. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Theda Bara in Camille A Spectacle of Suffering: Sarah Bernhardt as Marguerite Gautier Certainly, no part of the story is boring.

Amongst many adaptations, spin-offs and parodies, was Dums”a travesty on La Dame aux Camellias by Charles Ludlamstaged first by his own Ridiculous Theatrical Company inwith Alexansre playing the lead in drag.