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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher North Books
Publication date October 1, 2006
Binding Hardcover
Edition Large print
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781582879055
ISBN-10 1582879052
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Original list price $30.00
Other format details large print
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Balzac considered it the most important French novel of his time. André Gide later deemed it the greatest of all French novels, and Henry James judged it to be a masterpiece. Now, in a major literary event, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and distinguished translator Richard Howard presents a new rendition of Stendhal's epic tale of romance, adventure, and court intrigue set in early nineteenth-century Italy.
        The Charterhouse of Parma chronicles the exploits of Fabrizio del Dongo, an ardent young aristocrat who joins Napoleon's army just before the Battle of Waterloo. Yet perhaps the novel's most unforgettable characters are the hero's beautiful aunt, the alluring Duchess of Sanseverina, and her lover, Count Mosca, who plot to further Fabrizio's political career at the treacherous court of Parma in a sweeping story that illuminates an entire epoch of European history.
        "Stendhal has written The Prince up to date, the novel that Machiavelli would write if he were living banished from Italy in the nineteenth century," noted Balzac in his famous review of The Charterhouse of Parma. "Never before have the hearts of princes, ministers, courtiers, and women been depicted like this. . . . One sees perfection in every detail. . . . [It] has the magnitude of a canvas fifty feet by thirty, and at the same time the manner, the execution, is Dutch in its minuteness. . . . The Charterhouse of Parma often contains a whole book in a single page. . . . It is a masterpiece."
        This edition includes original illustrations by Robert Andrew Parker and Notes and a Translator's Afterword by Richard Howard.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780679417439 Book cover for 9780679602453 Book cover for 9780701112486 Book cover for 9781582879055
 
from North Books (October 1, 2006)
9781582874159 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.75 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $25.00
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Large print edition from North Books (October 1, 2006)
9781582879055 | details & prices | List price $30.00
About: Balzac considered it the most important French novel of his time.
With Robert Andrew Parker (other contributor), Richard Howard | from Random House Inc (January 1, 1999)
9780679602453 | details & prices | 507 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Follows the adventures of young Fabrizio del Dongo as he joins Napoleon's army just before Waterloo and stuggles to keep hidden his love for Clelia amid the intrigues and secrets of the small court of Parma.
With C. K. Scott-Moncrieff (other contributor) | from Everymans Library (October 1, 1992)
9780679417439 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $20.00
from Chatto & Windus (October 1, 1980); titled "Charterhouse of Parma"
9780701112486 | details & prices | List price $13.95
Paperback
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from Createspace Independent Pub (August 5, 2015)
9781515358862 | details & prices | 190 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.48 in. | List price $9.99
This edition also contains The Charterhouse of Parma, The Charterhouse of Parma
from Createspace Independent Pub (June 4, 2015)
9781514228197 | details & prices | 254 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.64 in. | List price $10.70
This edition also contains The Charterhouse of Parma, The Charterhouse of Parma
About: Headstrong and naïve, the young Italian aristocrat Fabrizio del Dongo is determined to defy the wrath of his right-wing father and go to war to fight for Napoleon.
Bilingual edition from Createspace Independent Pub (November 27, 2014)
9781505219487 | details & prices | 774 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.75 in. | List price $25.33
This edition also contains The Charterhouse of Parma, The Charterhouse of Parma
About: Instead of memorizing vocabulary words, work your way through an actual well-written novel.
from Digireads.Com (January 30, 2010)
9781420934595 | details & prices | 300 pages | List price $9.49
This edition also contains The Charterhouse of Parma, The Charterhouse of Parma
With Robert Andrew Parker (other contributor), Richard Howard | from Modern Library (September 1, 2000)
9780679783183 | details & prices | 532 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Follows the adventures of young Fabrizio del Dongo as he joins Napoleon's army just before the Battle of Waterloo, and struggles to keep hidden his love for Clelia amid the intrigues and secrets of the small court of Parma.
from New Amer Library (June 1, 1962)
9780452008915 | details & prices | List price $4.95

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