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3.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 5 3.45 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alexandre Dumas Narrator: Laura Paton, Daniel Philpott Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2000 ISBN:
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The tragic but doomed love of Marguerite and Armand, recounted so passionately in La Dame Aux Camélias, became one of the great love stories from its first publication in 1848. The title role of the consumptive heroine and her ultimate sacrifice inspired actresses from Sarah Bernhardt to Greta Garbo - and Giuseppe Verdi to write La Traviata. In this sound dramatization, the story of passion and conflict is fresh and compelling as when it was first written. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frank | 1/25/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 12/30/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madeleine | 12/27/2013

    " Beautiful and sad :( :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zuzi | 12/23/2013

    " I enjoyed this book, it was a light and easy read and I read it with pleasure. I am infinitely grateful to the person who recommend it to me. I really like nineteenth-century literature and I love this book. The romance between Armand Duval and the courtesan Marguerite was very melodramatic. Amazing language, heart-breaking themes, love prevailing. Just an amazing love story in one amazing book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bashayer | 12/22/2013

    " it's interesting because of the questions that an nalytical mind might raise,,,not because of the plot. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 C.A. | 11/28/2013

    " I had to read this for an assignment. Enough said. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzan | 11/27/2013

    " I love the classics. I love the pacing and the language. We have lost a lot but also perhaps gained in the language area in this century! Finished it last night. Definately an alone in one sitting book. Glad I read it but I liked Tale of Two Cities better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/25/2013

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

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Eszter | 11/21/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rick F. | 11/17/2013

    " Must admit that I enjoy Dumas' adventure novels far more- this was more like a haunted romance- and just not enough characters and action to get me involved. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anna | 4/28/2013

    " Poorly executed autobiography. No imagination, just zeitgeist. Papa's boots were to big to fill. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 8/27/2012

    " What a million other books have been based upon - this sad, tragic tale is the real story behind the likes of Moulin Rouge. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurele | 5/21/2012

    " This story makes a better opera (La Traviata) than book. I bravely read it to the end, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tedi Mason | 5/11/2010

    " The final book of my quest to read the 100 classics. A great way to finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fabiana | 11/26/2008

    " Una storia appassionata e struggente, da leggere tutta d'un fiato. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beowulfwulf | 8/10/2008

    " Addio del Passato... Trop beau. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ileana | 7/29/2008

    " A fascinating love story that made me cry like a baby. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brad | 3/31/2008

    " It was not a bad book, I just couldn't really like any of the main characters! Well mainly just Armand... The rest are OK, I guess. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 nat | 12/11/2006

    " Baca skimming gara-gara harus dikembalikan dalam waktu 2 minggu karena sudah ada yang pesan (Perpus LIP). Eh, tetap saja tidak selesai terbaca, karena kurang menarik buatku. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 11/27/2000

    " It wasn't quite what I expected, and controversial in precisely the right ways. "

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About the Author
Author Alexandre Dumas

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).