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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,269 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alexandre Dumas Narrator: Roe Kendal Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Erica Poole | 2/17/2014

    " A classic for a reason, one of the best old-modern-day romances. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Stella_bee | 1/29/2014

    " Kisah kasih yang mendayu-dayu dengan setting kota Paris yang cukup kental. Karakter utama pria (Armand Duvall) sangat lembek, hobby menangis & memohon ampunan dari Marguerite. Novel yang melelahkan, sama sekali tidak sesuai ekspektasi saya yang mengharapkan setidaknya karya Alexander Dumas Jr ini bisa menyamai karya-karya sang ayah yang termasyur :( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chrystel Nelson | 1/28/2014

    " Camille the film is amazing as well! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Patrice | 1/27/2014

    " I read this several years ago, while on an Alexander Dumas kick without at first realizing that it was by Dumas' son and not Dumas himself (or some other relative). It was long, didn't seem to go anywhere and I didn't really feel moved by any of the characters. Throughout the whole thing, I kept marvelling at how the author of The Counte of Monte Cristo could have written this. Then I did some research and found out that he didn't and all was right in the world again. "

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