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Extended Audio Sample The Lady of the Camellias (Unabridged), by Alexandre Dumas the Younger
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:
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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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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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