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Gina never returns to Parma but marries Count Mosca. But then again, what could?

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Am I in You know, this didn’t really do it for me. Proprio come – non me ne vogliano i tanti estimatori – un certo Dumas e i suoi tre moschettieri.

The book had its good points – it was frequently slyly funny for instance – but my overriding impression of it is just that it was a humongous mess. Also, and I kid you not, some of the most significant and interesting action in this five hundred ten page novel takes place on the last ten pages!

It’s really difficult to place and kinda powerful because of it Gina has had very warm feelings for her nephew ever since he returned from France.

La Cartuja De Parma / the Chartreuse of Parma

Gina’s responds, “But you realize that what you are suggesting is utterly immoral? La Chartreuse de Stednhal is a novel by Stendhal published in La lunga vicenda di Fabrizio del Dongo si snoda per decenni: What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Romanzo incostante questo di Stendhal, quasi l’autore non sapesse bene in quale direzione rivolgersi, ma avesse comunque l’obiettivo di pubblicare un racconto ricco di intrighi e di vicende. In fact, here are the best battle scenes in literature: There was a problem filtering reviews right now.


Or possibly the translator did a really shoddy job?

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Fabrice at seventeen is idealistic, rather naive, and speaks poor French. Since going to join Napoleon was officially illegal, she and Count Mosca try to plan out a successful rehabilitation for the young man. Part of the problem laa 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.

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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.

On his way, Fabrizio stumbles upon the battle at Waterloo. Thanks for telling us about the problem. La Certosa di Parma di Stendhal – Commenti e discussione. Am I in it?

But if you’ve read and enjoyed it, odds are that the Charterhouse of Parma will also hold you in its spell. Stendhal, like the protagonist Fabrice del Dongo, served with Napoleon’s army in the campaign into Russia.


Stendahl’s great strength is showing us characters who are oblivious to their own inner motives those motives being plain as day to us readers and there is some of that here, as well as some compelling characters especially the Duchesa Gina Sanservina, the real hero of the storybut markedly absent is the biting wit and barbed social commentary of Stendahl’s other great novel.

He falls head over heels for the young maiden Clelia and they begin a platonic affair He wanders through France, losing money and horses rapidly. For the next nine months, Gina schemes to have Fabrice freed and manages to get secret messages relayed to him in the tower, in part by means of an improvised semaphore line. A sprawling, sloppy, often-exhilarating read. Cover of the edition, preceded by a literary study on Stendhal by Balzac.

I read this novel after finishing The Red and the Black, which I thought was the far better novel of the two.