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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,233 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alexandre Dumas the Younger Narrator: Charlton Griffin Publisher: Audio Connoisseur Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2007 ISBN:
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This is the hauntingly romantic story of Marguerite Gautier, a Parisian courtesan who falls in love with a young man of modest means. Set in the glittering mid-19th century of the French Empire, it evokes scenes of sumptuous feasts and riotous entertainments amid the swirling milieu of sophisticated Parisian society.

The story begins when the narrator, Armand Duval, tells how he met the beautiful young temptress at a theatrical performance. With determination Armand pursues the flirtatious Marguerite and manages to capture her heart...with tragic consequences for both.

Alexandre Dumas explores the twisted logic of two diametrically opposed lifestyles brought together in love, the impact on family and friends, and the internal stresses such an affair is bound to produce. With remarkable skill, Dumas takes us on a breathtaking tour of Paris at its sparkling height at the time of emperor Louis Napoleon.

When The Lady of the Camellias first appeared in 1847, it caused an immediate sensation. It went on to become one of the most popular French novels of all time. Almost immediately, it caught the eye of Giuseppe Verdi, who transformed this tragic love story into one of the most popular and famous operas ever written, La Traviata.

In the latter half of the century, The Lady of the Camellias took to the stage in a series of internationally successful productions. A stage version was being produced somewhere in the world almost continuously for over 50 years just prior to World War I. The book has also been adapted for film about 20 times, the most famous being Camille in the 1930s. Because of its timeless theme, La Dame aux Camélias will go right on capturing hearts for years to come. Settle back and let the story of Marguerite Gautier and Armand Duval sweep you away!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crys | 2/11/2014

    " Eu fac parte dintre cei ce cred ca totul se afla in putin. Copilul e mic, dar in el e cuprins omul; creierul este stramt, dar el adaposteste gandirea; ochiul nu este decat un punct, dar el cuprinde in privirea sa orizontul. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 1/30/2014

    " Execellent. Although it's hard to read it with imgaes of either the divine Greta Garbo and lusciously young Robert Taylor, the novel is amazing good. Quite modern and not as maudlin as La Traviata tends to be. It was a fast and fun read, feeling more modern than it publishing date admits. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frank | 1/13/2014

    " This book will not break your heart, it will crush it! I was devastated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Faran | 1/8/2014

    " I've never been able to empathize with a writer better than with Monsieur Dumas Fils in this gem of a novel. It's a shame he didn't have his father's energy, or creativity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin Billerbeck | 10/13/2013

    " I love this story. The ultimate unrequited love story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Bolling | 9/3/2013

    " I'm a really big fan of both the father and son. Where he isn't as detailed as his father witht the story, he shows you the love between two people... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suellen | 8/28/2013

    " A good but forgettable book. I read it with no expectations. Maybe, I could have been more sympathetic with a not-so-bad cortesan story, but sorry, it did not happen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ulatbuku | 8/1/2013

    " a beautiful insight into a woman's mind. brilliant! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 André | 7/26/2013

    " Romantic (and tragic) as Hell. Loved it. It's how I roll. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 7/12/2013

    " This is a very famous story written by the son of Alexandre Dumas (who wrote The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers), which is the basis for the opera "La Traviata". A nice, easy read with a sad ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel Hirstwood | 6/16/2013

    " Not the most exciting read ever, but interesting to see what La Traviata was all about. I picked this up in a thrift store thinking it was by Dumas senior, but it's by Dumas junior. Apparently that's what fils means :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 2/13/2013

    " What a selfless little "kept woman." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sakura L. | 9/16/2009

    " I'm crying!! in the end of the story T_T "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Travis Hull | 6/25/2009

    " If you can read this with dry eyes, you don't have any feelings. A classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chrystel Nelson | 11/4/2008

    " Camille the film is amazing as well! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 8/24/2008

    " A great portrait of a crazy man and his schizophrenic ideas about love. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Eszter | 7/16/2008

    " The Lady of the Camellias was one of my worst book-experiences. I was disappointed. Armand was an anti-man, Margaret was a courtesan... for me it's not ok. I already wrote a long essay about why I hate this book, so I don't want to say anything about it anymore. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 6/11/2008

    " One of my favorite books about the doomed Camille and those who loved her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/20/2007

    " Too sad in the end!But wait,not just the end,the whole book was sad:( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 10/25/2007

    " One of my all-time favorite books. Passionate, beautiful, sweet, tragic. "

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