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«- Je vous parlerai comme à moi-même, dit Octave avec impétuosité. Il y a des moments où je suis beaucoup plus heureux, car enfin j'ai la certitude que rien au monde ne pourra me séparer de vous ; mais, ajouta-t-il... et il tomba dans un de ces moments de silence sombre qui faisaient le désespoir d'Armance...
- Mais quoi, cher ami ? lui dit-elle, dites-moi tout ; ce mais af
Mass Market Paperback, 313 pages
Published September 13th 1975 by Gallimard (first published 1827)
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Maria Thomarey
Feb 01, 2016 Maria Thomarey rated it it was amazing
Ίσως δεν είναι το σπουδαιότερο έργο του , σαφέστατα έχει γράψει εκπληκτικότερο μυθιστορήματα , αλλά αυτή η μικρή σπουδή της ανθρώπινης καρδιάς συν έρωτα , αυτό το μικρό τίποτα που θυμίζει Άμλετ , το αγαπώ
Oct 28, 2015 AGamarra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, clásicos
Armancia o Algunas escenas de un salón de París, es la primera novela de Stendhal. Habiendo ya leído sus dos grandes obras "Rojo y Negro" y "La cartuja de Parma" debo decir que "Armancia" superó mis expectativas.
Esta edición no me gustó mucho por la falta de estudio preliminar y por las tipografías demasiado grandes a mi gusto como que le disminuye su importancia.
La historia narra las desventuras de dos jóvenes Octavio, vizconde de Malibert y su prima lejana Armancia Zohiloff. Ambos envueltos e
Miruna Orban
Mar 10, 2014 Miruna Orban rated it really liked it
I think that all those books about a love that completes just at the end of story could be either boring or fascinating.
I like this better than ''Pride and prejudice'' or ''Wuthering Heights''. I don't know why but the story was more captivating.
The contrast between the poor and the rich, Octave and Armance makes the story interesting.
At the beginning, Armance was a girl that didn't care about what others say but when it came to a marriage with Octave, she refused saying that she can't do that
Dec 05, 2011 Ensiform rated it liked it
Translated by C.K. Scott-Moncrieff, introduction by Bergen Evans.

This is a rather unsatisfying little novel of French manners concerning a young man and a young woman who love each other madly but will not think of marrying, for their own reasons, and thus remain basically estranged. According to Evans, Stendhal indicated in a letter (but not in the book) that Octave, the noble hero, is meant to be impotent: this is his "fatal secret." Because this is never mentioned in the story (or even hinted
May 27, 2014 Lada rated it it was amazing
Une oeuvre volontairement reste dans le mystere, celui d'un individu jeune, beau et riche, Octave, et de sa fiancee Armance, pauvre et belle. Leur amour qui nait malgre la difference de classe. Et la chute Le non-aboutissement du mariage. Pourquoi_ Le mystere. on decele le mystere. Des choses cachees dans la profondeur dans L'ame d'Octave - son impuissance. Restele secret. Comme la vie meme . Ou pour emprunter la fin de un autre roman deStendhal To the happy Few. le livre etant desine a ceux qui ...more
Czarny Pies
May 25, 2014 Czarny Pies rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Personne
Recommended to Czarny by: J'essaie de lire tout ce qu'a écrit Stendhal
Shelves: french-lit, etron
Faute de pouvoir donner cinq etrons,jelui donne une etoile

Ceroman qui décrit les maux d'amours d'un jeune homme qui souffre de l'impuissance. Je suis bien d'accord que c'est une tragédie mais ce roman est minable. C'est à éviter à tout prix.

Je suis un grand amateur de Stendhal. Ce livre m'a decu énormement.
Feb 22, 2011 Germancho rated it really liked it
La trama del libro es como la de un cuento de Kundera. Los personajes son ridiculos, atrapados dentro de su propia miseria. Muy descriptivo, con relativamente pocos simbolismos, y aunque es pequeno, cuesta algo de trabajo. Toca leerlo. Ah, y es acerca de la vida y el amor de dos jovenes existencialistas atrapados en la sociedad parisina del siglo 19.
May 30, 2014 Joe rated it liked it
To be re-read.
Banu Pluie
Apr 08, 2009 Banu Pluie rated it it was amazing
James F
Feb 04, 2015 James F rated it liked it
Armance was Stendhal's first novel; although not nearly so well-written or interesting as Le Rouge et le Noir, it already foreshadows Stendhal's style in the way it combines a romantic plot with a basically realist (though not quite realistic) social analysis. Unlike the later novel, however, it simply juxtaposes the two rather than truly integrating them. The plot concerns a wealthy French nobleman, Octave vicomte de Malivert, and a "poor" Russian noblewoman named Armance de Zohiloff; they fall ...more
Sevgi Ülker
Oct 05, 2016 Sevgi Ülker rated it liked it
Normalde bir kitabın günlerce elimde can çekişmesini sevmem. Hatta kendimi zorlayarak okumayı da sevmem. Armance'ı ilk elime aldığımda beklentim yüksek değildi. Ne ile karşılaşacağımı az çok biliyordum ama elimde can çekişeceğini düşünmüyordum. Hem kendimi hem de kitabı yordum. Belki de bunda yayınevinin katkısı da vardı. Çeviri oldukça özensizdi. Sanki hiç editör eli değmemiş gibi cümleler kesik, eksik ve anlamsızdı. Bu kitap, Stendhal'ın ilk kitabı olmasının yanı sıra, onun birden bire ün kaza ...more
Mateus Pereira
Oct 15, 2012 Mateus Pereira rated it did not like it
O livro mais cabaço do ano. O personagem é um cuzão cheio de caráter e bondade. O que se espera de um personagem do Stendhal é que ele pise na cabeça dos outros e aja só para satisfazer seus prórpios desejos, sacrificando qualquer coisa em nome de seus prazeres. É justamente o contrário que faz Ocatve, protagonista do livro. O tom romântico e almofadinha dele só é menos irritante que o amor idealizado que ele sente por Armance, sua prima. Enfim, grande decepção. Em nada lembra os escrotos sem ca ...more
Carlo Mayer
Apr 08, 2013 Carlo Mayer added it
Shelves: francese
Mar 23, 2014 Pete rated it liked it
Enjoyed the rather dramatic choice of ink for Octave's letter, and Bonnivet's elliptic coffee stain and bookbinding manipulations of Soubirane.
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Vittorio Ducoli
Mar 23, 2013 Vittorio Ducoli rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
La spietata analisi di una costruzione sociale giunta al termine della sua storia

Armance è il primo romanzo scritto da Stendhal. Pubblicato nel 1827, è sicuramente un’opera più acerba dei tre grandi romanzi della maturità, ma contiene in sé tutti gli elementi formali e di contenuto che fanno di Stendhal uno dei scrittori più rivoluzionari della storia della letteratura, per la sua capacità di analizzare e criticare la società in cui vive, per la sua dichiarata convinzione che i rapporti sociali
Mar 12, 2017 Esty rated it it was ok
Bei diesem Buch hatte ich zunächst trockene, schwere Lektüre erwartet. Es ging. Ich habe garnicht erst versucht bis auf die wenigen Hauptfiguren die ganzen Grafen und co. einzusortieren. Insgesamt hat mich die Geschichte ein bisschen an "Gefährliche Liebschaften" erinnert und auch der Autor selbst verweist in der Geschichte auf dieses andere Buch. Das Ende fand ich sehr unbefriedigend, ich habe mich richig aufgeregt. Aus heutiger Sicht fand ich es schon schwer dieses ganze hin und her zwischen d ...more
Jan 11, 2017 Patrick rated it liked it
Armance reads as if Stendhal wrote it on the fly, with a notion for a story about a romance thwarted by the lovers themselves, but without any concern for plot. When he needs a complication, something to prevent his lovers from coming together, he just throws in a character with some nefarious motive. In addition, a good part of the writing is taken up with allusions to contemporary politics, but with such little detail that it is impossible to understand or care about what is being fought over ...more
Andrea Fiore
Oct 14, 2016 Andrea Fiore rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
«E' triste, alla nostra età - riprese Armance - decidere di restare per tutta la vita dalla parte perdente.»
«Noi siamo come i sacerdoti degli idoli pagani nel momento in cui il cristianesimo stava per soppiantarli. Oggi siamo ancora i persecutori, abbiamo dalla nostra la polizia e le finanze, ma domani, forse, saremo perseguitati dall'opinione pubblica.»
«Ci fate un grande onore paragonandoci ai buoni sacerdoti pagani. Io vedo qualcosa di più falso nelle nostre posizioni, nella vostra come nella
Нет тягостнее чувства, нежели чёрная меланхолия, толкающая наложить на себя руки, забывшись под прикрытием желанного покоя. Нет соответствия между желаемым и происходящим в действительности — основной провоцирующий фактор такой меланхолии. Будь у человека хоть крупное состояние, оно не сможет уберечь от мрачных мыслей. Нужно с рождения быть ей подверженным, тогда, как не старайся уберечь, неотвратимое случится. Человек утолит печаль собственноручно или запрётся в четырёх стенах. Но пока такое не ...more
Jul 13, 2015 Catty rated it liked it
După romanul Roșu și negru, această carte este cea de a doua scrisă de Stendhal și citită de mine. Am primit-o acum doi ani cadou de la o prietenă apropiată și am păstrat-o în bibliotecă cu gândul că într-o zi îi va veni rândul la citit. Deși este o carte micuță (250 de pagini), eu am citit-o destul de greu. Mai ales prima jumătate a cărții a fost greu de (...)
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Simona Friuli
Jun 08, 2016 Simona Friuli rated it liked it
Malgrado il punto di rottura che, indubbiamente, Armance rappresenta nel panorama letterario di allora - troppo legato agli echi scottiani - non posso dirmi amante dello stile moderato di Stendhal.
James M
Dec 27, 2014 James M rated it liked it
Shelves: x-italy-classic
The first, and classic, work by the mononymous Italian.
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Henri-Marie Beyle, better known by his pen name Stendhal , was a 19th-century French writer. Known for his acute analysis of his characters' psychology, he is considered one of the earliest and foremost practitioners of realism in his two novels Le Rouge et le Noir (The Red and the Black, 1830) and La Chartreuse de Parme (The Charterhouse of Parma, 1839).
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