Camille by Alexandre Dumas fils audiobook

Camille: or, The Lady of the Camellias

By Alexandre Dumas fils
Translated by Sir Edmond Gosse
Read by Roe Kendall

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781455127399

  • ISBN: 9781455127382

  • ISBN: 9781455127405

Runtime: 7.98 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Men of great wealth bought her love. She gave it to only one.

Marguerite Gautier, the greatest beauty in Paris, was known to all as “the Lady of the Camellias” because she was never seen without her favorite flowers. She was luxuriously kept by the richest men in France, who thronged to her boudoir to lay their fortunes at her feet. She lived violently, spending herself and her money in reckless abandon. She had many lovers, but she never really loved—until she met Armand Duval.

Realizing that her only assets in life were her face and figure, Marguerite had learned how to make men pay. But what happens to a cool, calculating beauty when she herself suffers the wound of love?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“One of the greatest love stories of the world.” Henry James
“Love is Dumas’s answer to the threat posed by the very thought of sexual and economic freedom for women. Let a free woman fall in love, Camille declares, and she will gladly submit to her chains. More than one hundred fifty years later, the question is whether this has entirely ceased to be true.” Toril Moi, James B. Duke Professor of Literature and Romance Studies, Duke University
“Now, by an extraordinary chance, this book, printed without pretense, as a mere romance—scarcely destined to live a day—is reprinted, with all the honors of a universally accepted book.…You will see the touching story in which this young man, so extraordinarily gifted, has written elegy and drama, with so many tears—such success and happiness.“ Jules Janin, nineteenth-century French writer and critic

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Author

Author Bio: Alexandre Dumas fils

Author Bio: Alexandre Dumas fils

Alexandre Dumas fils (1824–1895), was the illegitimate son of Alexandre Dumas, père, who followed in his father’s footsteps becoming a celebrated author and playwright. In 1831 his father legally recognized him and ensured the young Dumas received the best education possible at the Institution Goubaux and the Collège Bourbon. At that time, the law allowed the elder Dumas to take the child away from his mother. Her agony inspired Dumas fils to write about tragic female characters. In almost all of his writings, he emphasized the moral purpose of literature and in his 1858 play, Le fils Naturel (The Illegitimate Son), he espoused the belief that if a man fathers an illegitimate child, then he has an obligation to legitimize the child and marry the woman. In 1844 Dumas, fils, moved to Saint-Germain-en-Laye. There, he met Marie Duplessis, a young courtesan who would be the inspiration for his romantic novel, Camille (La Dame aux Camillas).

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 7.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English