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

The play was an instant success, and Giuseppe Verdi immediately set about putting the story to music. Theda Bara in Camille The only other really worthwhile one is, I think, probably the Oxford World Classics edition. Eumas Storypublished by Eric Segal inhas essentially the same plot updated to contemporary New York.

Not having reached an age at which I consider myself qualified to invent a character, I content myself with simply describing one. It is also the inspiration for the musical Marguerite[11] which places the story in German-occupied France.

The success of the play inspired Giuseppe Verdi to put the story to music. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Camille Dumas. Retrieved April 16, To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Southern Illinois University Press.


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.

Bernhardt quickly became associated with the role after starring in Camellias in Paris, London, and several Broadway revivals, plus the film. Doche is not my interpreter, she is my collaborator’. His story begins on page 43, but it feels like longer than that in some ways. You are commenting using your WordPress. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Views Read Edit View history. I would highly recommend it.

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Email required Address never made public. Greta Garbo and Robert Taylor in Camille Articles containing French-language text CS1 errors: Clara Kimball Young in Camille A Spectacle of Suffering: The story itself, however, was well told; towards the beginning of the book, I found one passage particularly moving.

Armand falls in love with Cameellias and ultimately becomes her lover.

Sarah Bernhardt as Marguerite Gautier Notify me of new comments via email. I received a copy of this book from Penguin. Certainly, no part of the story is boring.

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This page was last edited on 17 Decemberat When she was alive, they would have never even deigned to talk to her, but after death, her jewels and furniture proves too much to resist. 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.


Alphonse Mucha ‘s poster for a performance of the theatrical version, with Sarah Bernhardt It was a really moving chapter of the novel. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The title character is Marguerite Gautier, who is based on Marie Duplessisthe real-life lover of author Dumas, fils.

Camille (La Dame aux Camilias) by Alexandre Dumas

The conflict here centres on the relative economic classes of the central characters. Alla Nazimova in Camille The narrator knew Marguerite only by sight, but he is a good man, and is very grieved to hear of her death, even more so when Armand eventually tells him the sad tale.

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

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