Item description for La Dame Aux Camelias by Fils Dumas...
One of the greatest love stories of all time, this novel has fascinated generations of readers. Dumas's subtle and moving portrait of a woman in love is based on his own love affair with one of the most desirable courtesans in Paris. This is a completely new translation commissioned for the World's Classics.
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Reviews - What do customers think about La Dame Aux Camelias?
Not like dear old Dad's Jul 23, 2007
While "La Dame" is a very good romance and a nice read, it can't compare to the far superior works of the author's Father, Alexandre Dumas, Pere.
For the real thing read dear old Dad's.
One of the best! Nov 20, 2006
I am currently writing a research paper on La Dame Aux Camelias. I have read the book many times, and every time it has the same effect on me. Dumas fils gives us a thorough understanding of the love between Armand and Marguerite, which mirrors the love he had for Marie duplessis, whose affair this book was based on. The levels of love and sacrifice are amazing and leave the reader craving more. After the book is finished you'll still be wondering about the poor girl who died with a broken heart, so that her love could have a proper future, and have a clean name. You'll love it, I promise!
A "Regular People" Review Dec 26, 2005
I decided to read this book because it is the story that the opera La Traviata is based on and I wanted to read the story before experiencing the opera. With that said I am very looking forward to seeing the opera. This book was a very good, short read and the story was for the most part, moving along at a good pace. I believe that this book would be ideal for a person interested in starting to read classic literature, but great for anyone, so go read it....and keep me updated!
Classic of the classics Feb 15, 2004
I had to read a book for my humanities class, and I pick Dumas' Camelias. The reason why I picked this book was that I read a Japanese comic book which has a couple scene of the story. At first, I was very worried about that I might not finish the book on time, because it usually takes me 10 minutes to read a page of a love story. Also I used to think that love story is boring and long, I just hate it when the author is writing a long passage and still didn't get to the point. Although this book is still long (at least for me it is long), and the author wrote some long passage and still didn't get to the point, but while I was reading this book I always want to know what happen next to Marguerite and Armand. The love between Marguerite and Armand, and how one person is willing to sacrifice for other just amaze me. It is the best love story that I ever know. In fact, after I read this book, I watched the movie Titanic; and I don't even think the story of Titanic is romantic compare to Camelias. It is really a great love story, who ever is in love, or was in love, or even not in love should read this book.
The way the author wrote this book amaze me, too. It makes me feel like the author is sitting beside me, and telling me the story. Although the author is kind of jumping around between the "author" and Armand, I mean you might get a little bit confuse about is it the author telling the story or Armand.
Overall, I recommend every single person who knows love, or want to know love to read this book. You will find the true love in this book.
la dame aux camélias, belle oeuvre! Oct 25, 2003
I've read the book as a school reading. The story is good, and we can see how was the life in this époque. the story is about a young man armand duval who fall in love with a courtesan, they loved each other but it was impossible. I think that armand is little bit hysterical, and it's boring because he's always crying. I recommend to read the theatre piece too