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Camille: The Lady of the Camellias (1848)

by Alexandre Dumas

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Cuenta la historia que el problèmatico hijo de Alejandro Dumas , Alejandro Dumas (hijo)-valga la redundancia- se enamorò perdidamente de una prostituta de dieciocho años llamada Marie Duplessis . Una mujer hermosa y -supuestamente ,segùn los ojos de quien la amò y sufriò su traiciòn- cruel que lo llevò a la ruina un par de veces . Ruina tanto econòmica como mental .

Marie ,igual que Marguerite deja y regresa varias veces a su "amante amado" . Quizà lo amò , quizà no pero siendo su trabajo lo que fue ,nunca tuvo mucha opciòn .


"Mi querida Marie: No soy lo bastante rico para amaros como quisiera, ni bastante pobre para ser amado como quisierais vos.Olvidemos, entonces; vos, un nombre que debería seros casi indiferente; yo, una felicidad que se ha hecho casi imposible para mí. Tenéis mucho talento para comprender por qué os escribo esta carta y mucha inteligencia para no podérmela perdonar"

Asì se despide Armand/Alejandro de su Marie/Marguerite .

Y la puta ,como en el libro , como en la òpera , como la Garbo en la pelicula y como en todas las interminables adaptaciones , muere de tuberculosis tiempo despuès . Igual que La Dama De Las Camelias.

"La dama..." es una historia màs del estilo de "buen hombre se desespera por femme fatale" . Presente en esta historia como en "Una Venus en Visòn" o en "El angel azul" (dos libros mejores , claramente ,asì como tambièn mejores sus respectivas adaptaciones al cine).

De dònde saldrà esta necesidad del ser humano ,hombre y mujer ,por obsesionarse con quien lo rechaza ,lo humilla .

Una historia que se ha escrito miles de veces . ¿Que tiene esta en especial ,entonces?
Leanla y me cuentan. ( )
  LaMala | Jun 7, 2015 |
I adore complicated, tortured stories of difficult love affairs if they don't descend into the sacarine or trite. Dumas fils does not disappoint with this fictionalized account of his own fractured love affair. Nothing burns quit so much as the passions that pain us in our youth. Although it's going on nearly 200 years old it wears well and has been mined for inspiration for books stage and film by lesser writers since. Sniff a camellia and heave a sad sigh for lost love. ( )
  varielle | Mar 25, 2015 |
Aunque no me ha desagradado, la historia de amor me dejó un poco fría (sin embargo, para ser justa, diré que creo que ha sido porque no me ha resultado original). Además, el recurso de comenzar por el final, sabiendose así cómo acabará la historia de amor de los protagonistas, le hace un flaco favor a la novela. Por otra parte, el personaje de Marguerite me pareció muy interesante, pero también tuve que luchar con la antipatía que me provocaba Armand durante casi todo el relato. Me cuesta tanto creer que estuviera basada en una experiencia personal del propio autor... Le falta pasión!!!
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  L0r0 | Mar 22, 2015 |
I read the Le Livre de Poche (French) 1966 edition of this book, not the one indicated. Although intended as a Catholic morality tale, it's well-written & fun to read (of course, it's tragic). Jettisoning the "save one's immortal soul" reading prompt and replacing it with socio-economic & feminist critique makes for a more illuminating reading experience. Good detailed depiction of the catch-22 circumstances of a 19th century "kept woman" and her "respectable" lover. ( )
  Paulagraph | May 25, 2014 |
"One of the greatest love stories of the world." - Henry James ( )
  KatieCarella | Apr 12, 2014 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Alexandre Dumasprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bigliosi, CinziaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hardekopf, FerdinandÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hardekopf, FerdinandTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Klaiber, HarriatIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Maurois, AndréPrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Raffalli, BernardEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Secondo me, non si possono creare personaggi se non dopo aver studiato a lungo gli uomini, così come non si può parlare una lingua straniera se non la si è imparata molto bene. Non ho ancora l'età in cui s'inventa, quindi mi accontenterò di raccontare.
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With a new introduction, this Signet Classic is the only available paperback edition of Camille, the instantly-famous story of passion versus class that remains as timeless as love itself.

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This Signet Classic is the only available paperback edition of the famous story of passion versus class that remains as timeless as love itself. Features a new Introduction and a 16-page photo insert. Reissue.

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