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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.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 1st 1972 by Signet Classics (first published 1848)
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Petra Eggs
Quite good and similar to Zola's Nana in many ways, although, good storytellers as they were, neither Dumas Papa or Dumas Fils were in Zola's league.

What happens to the pretty girl who trades off her looks for money when she is past her sell-by date? Then she has to hope the man who always loved her will stump up the cash she needs so badly despite her constant rejection when she was at the top of the game and judged him too poor to supply her with the luxuries she felt entitled to. And hope he
Mar 26, 2015 Ahmed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

غادة الكاميليا وجمال غادة الكاميليا . روايه تخرجك من مزاج سئ وواقع اسود . روايه تضحك وتبكيك . تسعدك وتحزنك . روايه تمثل البساطه والعنف . تمثل الحلم والواقع . كل ذلك واكثر فى خليط مميز يسحرك ويجبرك على السمو والعظمه . شعور رائع بعد قرائتها

غادة الكامليا هي من تلك الروايات التي تستحق وصف (الرواية الطفرة) ففيها ترى قصة فريدة في حينها , وتندمج فيها وتعشقها , هي رواية عن الحب , عن ذلك الشعور اللإرادي الذي ينتابنا تجاه أشخاص قد لا تربطنا بهم أي صلة , هي رواية تحبها وتحب شخوصها.
Ahmad Sharabiani
La Dame aux camélias = The Lady of the Camellias, Alexandre Dumas fils
مادام کاملیا نشر مرکز - دنیای نو ، ادبیات
عنوان: مادام کاملیا؛ نویسنده: الکساندر دوما پسر؛ مترجم: علیقلی بختیاری؛ 1318 هجری قمری در 116 ص؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان فرانسوی - قرن 19 م
مترجم: منیژه شیبانی؛ تهران، فرخی، ؟؟؟؟؛ در 240 ص چاپ دیگر: تهران، جامی، 1392؛ در 237 ص؛ شابک: 9789642575824؛
مترجم: غلامحسین قراگزلو؛ تهران، کتابفروشی ممتاز، 1360؛ در 259 ص؛ پی.دی.اف
مترجم: محمد مجلسی؛ تهران، دنیای نو، 1382؛ در 305 ص؛ چاپ دوم 1388؛
Jul 01, 2011 Lena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I never thought I would love a book with a theme like that so much.But I did.Such a beautiful,heart-breaking love story.Truly sad and realistic.I found the writing style truly mesmerizing, not at all austere on the contrary very easy to read.The way the story is built,in rewind, made me incredibly curious to find out more about this story.The scene in the cemetery where Armando sees the corpse of Margarita is one of the most powerful ones in literature.Pretty amazing and horrifying.The character ...more
Sep 30, 2008 Rebecca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"Once I had a little dog who used to look at me with sad eyes when I coughed: he was the only living creature I have ever loved."

sweet jane
Feb 07, 2016 sweet jane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Η Μαργαρίτα Γκοτιέ είναι μια εταίρα πολυτελείας. Τον πλούσιο και θορυβώδη βίος της θα διακόψει ο έρωτας, όταν θα γνωρίσει ένα νεαρό ονόματι Αρμάνδο Ντιβάλ. Οι δύο νεοι θα αγαπηθούν παράφορα, αλλά το παρελθόν του ενός θα γίνει εμπόδιο για το μέλλον του άλλου.

"Η κυρία με τις καμέλιες" δεν είναι μόνο μια καταραμένη ιστορία αγάπης, αλλά και ένα σαφέστατο παράδειγμα για το πως η κοινωνία δεν συγχωρεί τα παραστρατημένα παιδιά της. Ο έρωτας, η αγάπη και η συγχώρεση είναι έννοιες μικρές, μηδαμινές μπροσ
Simona Bartolotta
Mar 21, 2017 Simona Bartolotta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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“When she had gone, I was frightened at the solitude in which she left me.”
Dec 22, 2009 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I wish people could still express themselves the way they do in the classics.
After I got a few chapters in, I really couldn't put this book down, which is unusual for me, for the genre. The story is such a train wreck of emotion and life that that must be why it pulls the heartstrings of so many people. It is all so raw.
I liked the author's choice to make it a story told by Armond after the fact, so he was remembering it exactly, but could see it all in a big picture view, the beginning, and w
Huda Aweys
بعيد عن القصة الحقيقية ووقائعها .. ما اقدرش افصل عليها كحكاية واقعية و حقيقية فعلا بكل تفاصيلها زي ماذكرها الكاتب .. لأن الكاتب هو واحد كان بيحبها فبالتالي اكيد ماكتبش عنها بموضوعية او حيادية زي ما هو منتظر ..، عشان كده و على حسب المكتوب .. اقدر اقول اني تفهمت لأزمة بطلة الحكاية (زي ماصورها الكاتب) ولاحتياجاتها طبعا ، و اللي هي كانت حقيقي اعمق من كل الظواهر اللي كانت بتحف بيها .. واللي كانت روحانية و معنوية اكتر ماهي حسية
Dec 28, 2016 Yani rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Qué librazo. Reúne todas las condiciones que debe tener un libro para dejarme con un humor particular (tristeza, enojo o lo que sea): una buena historia, escritura impecable, personajes vibrantes y un final medianamente impredecible. Alexandre Dumas (no confundir con el padre, el autor de Los tres mosqueteros ) se luce, casi que se pavonea, con este libro. Y es que, a pesar de que la historia parecía ponerse pesada por momentos, había algo que no me permitía quejarme. Realmente me interesaba lo ...more
Chim Cụt

Đến bao giờ tình yêu mới thôi là đề tài vĩnh cửu của văn chương thi ca sân khấu điện ảnh hội họa? Đến bao giờ chúng ta mới từ bỏ ý nghĩ chết vì người mình yêu hay yêu (mãi) người chết vì mình? Đến bao giờ anh và em mới ngưng xốn xang nhịp đập vì tình yêu?

Tình yêu, mi là ai?

Trà hoa nữ trả lời độc giả với luồng hơi thở ngập tràn vị bi lụy. Trong từng lối xưng hô và từng câu thư. Trong mỗi hồi ghen tuông và mỗi bận giận hờn. Cả trong mọi cơn ho lúc bệnh tật cũng nh
The oxford world's classics edition of this novel said in the opening introduction that 'this has never been a novel for which persons of taste and discernment have been able to confess outright enthusiasm.'

As much I dislike oxford for that very pretentious and frank statement; I can't fully disagree.

Now, I'm definitely not a person of good 'taste' and 'discernment' or whatever that may mean. All I know is that when I read stuff like this: "Am I not your slave, your dog? Do with me what you wil
May 05, 2013 Nicole~ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

This is the tragic story of the life of a courtesan, Marguerite Gautier (dubbed Camille or Lady of the Camellias for her always carrying a bouquet of the flowers), who, by willing sacrifice that could never have rewarded her in kind, proved her purity of love. It is also a lamentable apologetic story told by Armand Duval, the man who sworn love for her but judged her too harshly, too unwisely, and painfully abandoned her.

In the opening of the story, the narrator chances upon the auction
May 18, 2014 Afshar rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
در مورد این کتاب گفته شده که بعد نوشتن کتاب،بیشتر زنان اشراف زاده پاریسی برا الکساندر دوما(پسر) گل فرستادند
این داستان بر اساس زندگی واقعی مادام کاملیا زنی روسپی و آرمان دوال جوانی از خانواده ای آبرومند نوشته شده است.
مادام كامليا يك دختر جوان فقير است كه از زادگاهش كوچ ميكند و راهي پاريس مي شود تا خوشبختي را در آنجا پيدا كند. اما مشقت و سختي هاي زندگي او را به انتخابي نادرست مي كشاند و در اوج جواني تبديل به

نوشتن این داستان توسط دومای پسر شاید جنبه روانی هم داشته باشد
چون خود پسر نامشروع الكسان
Dec 24, 2015 Mary-jane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ένα πραγματικά συγκινητικό βιβλίο με μια υπέροχη ιστορια αγάπης εφάμιλλη εκείνης του Μάριου και της Κοζετ(Άθλιοι)με τη διάφορα οτι αυτή (Spoilers)είχε πολύ τραγική κατάληξη.Νομίζω οτι ο Δούμας υιός διηγήθηκε αυτή την ιστορια με τον τρόπο που της άξιζε,ενώ σε αυτή θέτει και χρήσιμα φιλοσοφικά ερωτήματα και ανησυχίες που σε κανουν να ταυτίστεις ακομα πιο πολύ με την ιστορια.Επιπλέον,νομίζω πως ο Δούμας διαχηρηστηκε καλυτερα απ το Ζόλα(Νανά) την ιστορια μιας εταιρας
Ένα εξαιρετικό βιβλίο,που έγινε ή

Description: The story of Marguerite Gauthier, a Parisian courtesan who goes on a journey through worldliness, love, renunciation and atonement, thanks to the love of young Armand Duval.

1: Armand is distraught to return to Paris too late to see Marguerite, the love of his life, before she dies.

2: Armand remembers his first meeting with Marguerite and the beginning of their passionate love affair.

3: Armand is unable to stand his mistress Marguerite being wi
Jun 27, 2011 Samantha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I love Camille and I can't recommend it enough. It's become one of my favorite books. I had seen the Greta Garbo movie version of Camille and I can honestly say that the novel is more heartbreaking. Alexandre Dumas fils's writing was excellent and his tale of thwarted love is timeless.

Camille is set in 1840s Paris. A young courtesan, Marguerite Gautier, has died and although she was once the most sought-after courtesan in Paris she died of consumption without any of her rich friends or benefact
Oziel Bispo
Apr 22, 2017 Oziel Bispo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Margarita Gauthier é uma cortesã de luxo, com uma vida cheia de excessos e amantes .
Ela é a cortesã mais requisitada de toda a Paris e, como tal, leva um estilo de vida agitada, incluindo danças, festas e noites no teatro, uma frágil ilusão destinada a esconder nada mais que uma vida vazia.Tudo isso pode mudar quando ela conhece um jovem chamado Armand Duvall. Os dois jovens se apaixonam mas seu passado(ou talvez presente) se tornará um obstáculo para o futuro de ambos.
Apr 27, 2013 فاتن rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

قبل مايقارب الثلاثة عشرة عاما، كنت قد قرأت مذكرات مارغريت في خاتمة كتاب العبرات للمنفلوطي
وعلى الرغم من حداثة تجربتي بالأدب العالمي -لحداثة سني وقتذاك- ٠
وبالرغم من صعوبة أسلوب المنفلوطي في صوغ عباراته -حيث كنت ربيبة لفن الكوميكس- ٠
إلا أنني رغم هذا وذاك بكيت بكاء مرا على مارغريت، ترك آثارا في الصفحة الأخيرة من الكتاب٠

وقد عزوت ذلك لمراهقتي ومايصاحبها من رهافة حس وغشيان الرؤية الرومانسية الحالمة على الرؤية الواقعية للحياة٠

وكنت واهمة لأن الأعراض السابقة عرضت لي الآن في ختام الكتاب، وأنا في زعمي أ
Sara Alhooti
May 18, 2011 Sara Alhooti rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
قرأت الكتاب في 3 ساعات تقريبا وأنهيته
لم استطع تركه
أو أخذ استراحة بسيطة
لـ أنه كفيلم لا يمكن تجزأته

رواية رائعة
في ـها حزن يختبىء خلف الكبرياء
في ـها قلب امرأة يبكي خلف الستار
وروح تذبل حتى الموت

ترجمة رائعة
نص انساني .. صادق

Jan 03, 2014 Giovanna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Non so quanto questa recensione potrà avere un senso (sì, potrebbe averne ancora meno di quelle abituali e...sì, anche io non pensavo fosse possibile).
Mi sono avvicinata a La signora delle camelie con un po' di timore, essenzialmente non sapevo cosa aspettarmi e avevo paura che l'avrei detestato. Onestamente posso dire che se non fosse stato scritto da Dumas figlio e se non avessi adorato (eufemismo) Dumas padre, probabilmente non l'avrei mai letto. E cosa mi sarei persa.

Marguerite Gautier è
Luís C.
Mar 26, 2015 Luís C. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Lady of the Camellias was one of the biggest hits of this great century. This novel revealed Alexandre Dumas son, who was inspired to write the story of Marie Duplessis. Verdi then make a sublime opera, La Traviata.Armand Duval, therefore, falls madly in love with Marguerite Gautier, one of the most famous courtesans of Paris, from the first glance. It is presented to her, she mocks him. Two years later, they meet and tears poured seeing Armand taking a terrible coughing (Marguerite is consu ...more
Cristina Precup
Jan 02, 2011 Cristina Precup rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mi-a plăcut romanul în primul şi în primul rând pentru stilul scrierii. Întrucât sunt pasionată de memorii, de jurnale, de scrierile la persoana I, în care se relatează simţirile, emoţiile, părerile proprii ale scriitorului, care mă determină să mă identific cu acesta ori cu alte personaje, cartea de faţă bineînţeles că mi-a captat atenţia cu primele rânduri citite. La acestea adaug libertatea scrierii şi sinceritatea cu care sunt relatate faptele. Deşi vieţile personajelor sunt imorale şi părer ...more
Marguerite Gautier, la protagonista de La dama de las camelias (1848), tiene una inspiración doble: la cortesana Marie Duplessis, con la que Alexandre Dumas hijo tuvo un affaire, y Manon Lescaut, el personaje femenino de la novela del abate Prévost Historia del caballero Des Grieux y de Manon Lescaut (1733). Este drama amoroso sirvió a su vez de inspiración para una ópera (La Traviata) y una película (Moulin Rouge), si bien la versión de esta última es muy libre.

Es inevitable comparar la narrat
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Michael Finocchiaro
Alexandre Dumas' son Dumas "fils" (fils means "son" in French) certainly had a lot of live up to. His father of course threw a long shadow over him and his life. He did manage to write this short romantic tragedy that has survived to become a French classic and inspiration for both films and operas alike - The Lady of the Camelias. It is a fast-moving and wonderful story and definitely differentiates his more agitated, youthful style from the more mature and controlled one of his father. Definit ...more
Melissa Veras
Este libro es bien recibido entre mis amigos de GR, pero la verdad a mí me dejó fría. La historia no fue lo suficiente aburrida para que yo no quisiera seguir leyendo, ni me pareció pesada su lectura... pero tampoco fue interesante. Fue meh.
2.5 estrellas.
Jan 15, 2016 Joanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Excuse me, my heart's gotten heavy now.

Marguerite Gautier and Armand Duval: two lovers in nineteenth-century Paris. A beautifully spun tale of woe. One of the countless tragedies where the ones involved succumb to the circumstances of the times in which they live. However loosely based/inspired by Dumas' real-life lover, the courtesan Marie Duplessis.

I can certainly believe that Dumas wrote this in less than a month [! according to the introduction in this particular edition], because it really
Jan 06, 2011 Wanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I can do no better than quote from the book, which made me cry--and which also compelled me to visit Bougival.
"Everything was believed except the truth."
"Why do we hold obstinately to the opinions of the world, which hardens itself in order that it might be thought strong."
"Sorrow sharpens the sensations."
"It is very fortunate that the imagination lends so much poetry to the senses, and that the desires of the body make so much concession to the dreams of the soul."
"To be really loved by a court
Aliaa Mohamed
Jan 11, 2012 Aliaa Mohamed rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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رغم ما بها من حزن ف معظم صفحاتها إلا أن تلك الرواية لم تؤثر فيّ بشكل كبير ، ربما يعود ذلك إلى كون القصة - أو من على شاكلتها - قد ذكرت مراراً وتكراراً ف أعمال أخرى بطريقة شبيهة بتلك الواردة هنا أو مقاربة إليها ...
الرواية كئيبة لا أنكر ذلك ولكن تأثيرها وطابعها الحزين لم يصلني بشكل كبير على العكس ما إذا كنت قد قرأتها ف وقت صدورها منذ سنوات طويلة ..
ولكن يحسب للكاتب شجاعته في تناول تلك القصة وانحيازه بعض الشيء إلى الغانية حتى لو كان بشكل غير مقصود ...
الرواية تليق فعلا بكلاسيكيات العصر القديم ..
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Alexandre Dumas (son) was born in Paris, France, the illegitimate child of Marie-Laure-Catherine Labay (1794-1868), a dressmaker, and novelist Alexandre Dumas. During 1831 his father legally recognized him and ensured that 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 fro ...more
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