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I haven’t read anything by Balzac but just going off of this comment I stenhal we must have vastly different tastes. Jan 13, Cristina rated it it was amazing Shelves: I wouldn’t call this an easy or fun read, but I find myself thinking about the book a lot, long after I’ve finished it.
La historia narra las aventuras de Fabricio del Dongo, joven noble de Parma, muchacho muy valiente y apasionado que busca la gloria fuera de su comarca. Dec 29, Sketchbook rated it it was amazing Shelves: Fabrice at seventeen is idealistic, rather naive, and speaks poor French. Get to Know Us. There are some great scenes, but a lot of exposition in between; I just never felt completely drawn in.
Some of the ridiculous courtly behavior is funny, or illuminating of human weakness in a telling way, some of the scenes are great the Waterloo sequence early in the book is absolutely amazingsome of the characters are worth getting to know, but there are weird stendhaal twists that feel poorly introduced and then abandoned.
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In fact, here are the best battle scenes in literature: 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. Stendhal narrates a young aristocrat’s adventures in Napoleon’s army and in the court of Parma, illuminating in the process carthja whole cloth of European history.
Therefore, in spite of every obstacle, the lover and the prisoner are certain to succeed. The Red and the Black is just so much more finished and impressive as a novel than Charterhouse, which struck me in places as contrived and unlikely and tried my willing suspension of disbelief to the point at which I found myself saying, “Come on, Fabrizio, grow up.
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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 disguises for the hero and others, a poetry-writing revolutionary highwayman, and the most romantic setting for a love-affair possible–a passionate encounter between an unjustly imprisoned young nobleman and the beautiful daughter of the prison warden, soon to be married to a rich man she despises!
Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. In the resulting fight, Stenshal kills the man and flees Parma, fearing correctly that he will not be treated justly by the courts. 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; pafma narrator who couldn’t care less about the whole thing For a novel with as much plot as this has, I was rarely dying to know what happened next.
Part of the problem was that I didn’t know if the constant bumbling around was meant to be comedic or not which might have lent a little bit of charm to Fabrizio’s manifold incompetencies. Early in the book, the plot turns to a long episode where Fabrizio, the nephew, goes to France, hoping to fight for his hero, Napoleon, who had earlier brought a short period of liberation from the autocracy, the Church, and Austrian influence.
Gina is described as the most beautiful woman in northern Italy, and her charisma makes her the life of the court. It’s got a terrific battle scene in it, though, just this amazing picture of “Wait, are we fighting? He communicates his willingness to free Fabrice and yields to Gina’s demand he sign a note releasing him.
English Choose a language for shopping. Jan 01, Bill Kerwin rated it it was amazing. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Stendhal, a veteran of several Napoleonic campaigns he was one of the survivors of the retreat from Moscow indescribes this famous battle as a chaotic affair: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.
The sovereign takes the unprecedented step of attending one of her parties at her palazzo, and he also fantasizes about making her his mistress. When he finished the drunken crowd erupted with peals of laughter and insults, for lz sonnet was not flattering and very novice. View all 5 comments. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. When the prosecutor Rassi’s indictments come close to the truth behind pagma late Prince’s death and uprising, Gina persuades the Prince to burn the court documents.
Oh, and the title is clever.
La Chartreuse de Parme. While the Prince is alienated by Gina’s dignity and independence, he fears that his court will become boring without her and that she will speak poorly about his dominion when she departs. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Stendhal’s description of the confusion felt by an individual soldier during a battle is at least as good as Tolstoy’s description of the Battle of Borodino in “War and Peace”.
The plot is held together by the stories of a brilliant, activist Duchess and her impetuous nephew, but includes many sgendhal One of the best books I’ve read. Help a brother out! As a result, there are some poorly introduced plot elements such as the poet-bandit-assassin Ferrante who suddenly appears syendhal the story; even the author admits stendhaal he should have mentioned Ferrante’s relationship to Gina earlier in the story.
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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. There is a zesty incesty plot that is cleverly written around. Such buffooneries were uttered that even the dogs barking outside were scandalized.
He really made a number of knuckleheaded moves with his career and women so much so that, at times, he seems to fall far too short of the heroic stature that I’m sure Stendahl intended for him. Thanks for telling us about the problem. It was later claimed by the lowest class that at the same moment, inside the church of the Sta. 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 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.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The book begins with the French army sweeping into Milan and stirring up the sleepy region of Lombardywhich was allied with Austria.
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Gina, the Countess Mosca, who had always loved Fabrice, dies a short time after that. Jun 24, Christian rated it it was ok.