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  • Nayra.Hassan
    2018-07-31 23:51

    هي الفتاة التي وقعت على وثيقة العار لذا سيلفظها المجتمع للابد لا تحاول ..و تقول انها بلا اسرة.او تتنحنح..و تقول انها بلا مهنة ..او تسعل..و تقول انها بلا خبز .فللمجتمعات احكامها النهائية في كل مكان و زمانمنذ1840 مر المجتمع الفرنسي بمرحلة وفرة 💰و استقرار أدت لتفشي الخطيئة بشكل لا يصدق..فصارت المرأة مثل العربات و الخيول و كلاب الصيد. .مجرد مظهر اجتماعي..فصار الجمال يباع و يشترى ..💱حتى حدثت ندرة في العاملات و البياعات و صرن يتباهين بالكونت الذي يرعاهن..لذا أراد دوماس التحذير من أوضاع شاذة تفشت و ايضا الكف عن احتقار المرأة خارج نطاق الأسرة ..لكن بالطبع امتلات الرواية بثرثرات و بمبالغات رومانسية تناسب عصرهاالفونسين بليسي 🌹البطلة الحقيقية لغادة الكاميليا يقال ان دوماس كان هو" ارماند" الواقع في حبها و لكني لا أصدق ان والده يفعل هذافلنعود لمارجريت فتاة الهوى الأكثر شهرة للابد التي يقع في حبها الشاب الثري بصدق و يفتتح لها بيت. .لكنها لا تمتلك النفسية الوضيعة المعتادة لمن هن في مهنتها ..فكانت قادرة على ان تعشق بعنف .. و تؤدي تضحيات غالية 🌼استحقت عطف البعض ..و رفض البعض و الخلود في ذاكرة الجميع

  • Petra X
    2018-08-17 21:57

    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 doesn't mind that she says she loves him only now she's desperate. Nor mind the sickness that has ravaged her body and destroyed her beauty, putting her out of work and losing her the gilded place in society and the envy, if not respect, of the women she never failed to lord it over? Does being feckless go with the job of being a whore? Did none of them ever think of putting something by? Or is this just a literary device by the male authors who were looking to entertain rather than enlighten?

  • Ahmed
    2018-07-30 23:54

    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 قرائتهاغادة 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
    2018-08-09 00:44

    La Dame aux camélias = The Lady of the Camellias, Alexandre Dumas fils مادام کاملیا نشر مرکز - دنیای نو ، ادبیاتعنوان: مادام کاملیا؛ نویسنده: الکساندر دوما پسر؛ مترجم: علیقلی بختیاری؛ 1318 هجری قمری در 116 ص؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان فرانسوی - قرن 19 ممترجم: 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.افمترجم: محمد مجلسی؛ تهران، دنیای نو، 1382؛ در 305 ص؛ چاپ دوم 1388؛ چاپ چهارم 1392؛ شابک: 9789646564725؛ مترجم: احمد شهیدی؛ تهران، سمیر - قصه پرداز، 1383؛ در 284 ص؛ چاپ دوم 1388؛ چاپ چهارم 1392؛ شابک: 9789646564725؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، دبیر، 1386؛ شابک: 9789646552586؛ چاپ سوم 1389؛ مترجم: سحر هدایتی فر؛ تهران، قاصدک صبا، هگمتان، 1389؛ در 255 ص؛ چاپ سوم 1392؛ شابک: 9786009045594؛مادام کاملیا؛ ماجرای عشق یک جوان از خانواده ای با اصل و نسب به نام: آرمان دووال؛ به معروفه ای باب روز، به نام: مارگریت گوتیه است. مارگریت از طریق ارتباط مداوم با مردان پولدار، شهرت و ثروتی بهم زده؛ اما مهربانیهای بدون چشمداشت «آرمان» در هنگام بیماریش، او را اسیر میکند. خانواده ی پسر که متوجه این وصلت شرمگینانه میشوند، باعث جدایی آرمان و مارگاریت میشوند، و دختر فداکارانه به کسوت شغل سلف درمیآید. آرمان هم در اثر این شکست، به زندگیِ بی بند و باری تن میدهد و … مارگریت نیز احساس میکند که ضروری است این عشق را از افرادی که با آنها رفت و آمد میکند دور نگاه دارد، و میل تازه ای به پاکی و خلوت گزینی در او زاده میشود. ا. شربیانی

  • Rebecca
    2018-08-18 18:53

    "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."

  • Lena
    2018-07-31 03:07

    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 characters?Wow!The way the author analyzes their misdemeanors,thoughts and feelings makes you think that they are real people and although this story concerns predicaments hard to find nowadays the philosophical deductions can be applied today.Some of the best quotes ever.

  • Simona Bartolotta
    2018-07-25 21:07

    “When she had gone, I was frightened at the solitude in which she left me.”

  • Karen
    2018-08-17 01:03

    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 what and how things were leading to the end. He wasn't stuck in the middle of the emotion somewhere.I loved that it wasn't simple and sweet, but love and jealousy and anger and fear and anguish are all balled up and spurted out. I read something that talked about how people were worried, at the time, that this would promote the "kept woman" way of life, or of men seeking after them. The narrator (and hence, the author) are very careful to explain that they don't believe this to be typical behavior but that was a very exceptional woman. I found that amusing and wish that if there must be 'bad', that the 'bad' of our day was as pretty and clean as the 'bad' of theirs.

  • Agir(آگِر)
    2018-08-21 21:01

    در مورد این کتاب گفته شده که بعد نوشتن کتاب،بیشتر زنان اشراف زاده پاریسی برا الکساندر دوما(پسر) گل فرستادنداین 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 باشدچون خود پسر نامشروع الكساندر دوماي معروف است و مادرش كاترين خياطي در پاريس بوده است.این اثر یکی از کتاب هایی که باعث تغییر طرز فکر مردم به زنان روسپی شداینکه بیشتر آنها زندگی خانوادگی و آبرومندانه رو دوست داشته اند ولی فقر و بدبختی آنها را مجبور به این کار کرده است..........این قسمت برداشتی از کتابه و دوستانی که کتاب رو نخوانده اند، این قسمت رو نخوانند:نکته جالب این کتاب همان نداشتن بخشش و ندادن فرصت به کسانی که اسم گناهکار و یا مجرم بر رویشان نهاده شده است.دستانی نامرئی اجازه نمی دهند این افراد به زندگی معمول برگردند و آدم را یاد ژانوالژان می اندازد..انگار بگویند شما با آبرویتان قمار کردید و حق بازگشت به درون جامعه ای آبرودار ندارید.و فقط میتوانم بگویم کدام انسان است که گناه بزرگی ارتکاب نشده باشد؟

  • Yani
    2018-08-02 23:52

    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 deLos 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 que estaba pasando en ese amor exagerado, destructivo, entre Armando Duval y Margarita Gautier. Esto es un relato enmarcado en un prólogo que pretende señalarnos que la protagonista fue real y que los acontecimientos no lo son menos. Luego empieza el relato, ya con las identidades “falsas”, de un hombre que asiste a la subasta de las pertenencias de una cortesana que acababa de morir, Margarita Gautier. Se interesa por un libro que lleva una dedicatoria y lo compra. Poco después, el hombre que escribió la dedicatoria con puño y letra, Armando Duval, se aparece en su casa pidiéndole el libro. Lo bueno es que estos dos hombres van a entablar una amistad y Armando le narrará largamente al otro hombre cómo fue su relación con dicha mujer. Él se enamoró de una cortesana: el sufrimiento estaba garantizado. Pero la trama no va a carecer de celos, de angustias, de espionaje, ya que Armando está obsesionado con ella y Margarita, que distingue muy bien entre quién está a su lado porque le conviene y quién es sincero, le hará las cosas un poco difíciles. Es una historia trágica porque ya desde el inicio el lector se entera de que Margarita murió y de que ellos estaban distanciados. No tengo ninguna queja sobre el estilo de escritura. Tanto el hombre que empieza el relato como Armando son narradores que están muy bien construidos, son distinguibles y tienen un vocabulario sencillo, que no molesta a nadie. Dumas supo poner en Armando las palabras adecuadas para contar su desgracia (la de perder a la mujer amada por situaciones ajenas) y el libro fluye. Si se vuelve pesado en algunos pasajes, es por los reiterados lamentos y deducciones de enamorado (un enamorado que, por cierto, en varias ocasiones es desagradable). En cuanto a los personajes, son los típicos de las novelas francesas del siglo XIX: pasionales, movidos por intereses propios, violentos y nunca se sabe de qué trabajan. Armando se recibió de abogado, por ejemplo, pero vive de una renta anual porque no ejerce. La razón de su vida parece girar en torno a Margarita en cuanto la ve y aunque lo primero que consigue de ella es un desaire, insiste. Al principio sentí simpatía por él (me pareció un pobre tipo que no tenía otra cosa que hacer que perseguir a una cortesana), pero a medida que su “amor” crecía, dejó de caerme bien, ya que hace comentarios y cosas condenables a mis ojos. Por otro lado, Margarita es una mujer insoportable, joven, irónica y que desdeña a quienes le pagan el teatro (por así decirlo) que irá revelando su corazón a medida que avanza la relación. Creo que el crecimiento del personaje femenino, así como el derrumbamiento de Armando, están muy bien logrados. Los demás personajes secundarios ayudan a hacer esto o aquello en la trama y en algunos momentos hasta son consejeros de los otros, a pesar de moverse en zonas grises.La dama de las cameliasno termina bien, pero el camino hacia el final se disfruta. No faltan las intrigas ni los planteos de amantes ni las fiebres súbitas, así que resulta entretenido (mientras no se vuelva repetitivo). Es un gran libro, escrito de una forma bellísima, que trata de dar cierto mensaje moral con toda la sutileza que puede. Personalmente no me molestó y creo que algunas cosas son ciertas. Y quién mejor que Dumas para expresarse, ya que el libro está inspirado en su propia experiencia y juega con la realidad de una manera envidiable.

  • Huda Aweys
    2018-07-30 21:53

    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

  • Chim Cụt
    2018-08-04 19:03

    XIN LỖI MÀ LÀM CHI, NGƯỜI YÊU HỠI!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 như gào thét khi hấp hối. Hay những lời xin lỗi chóng vánh và lòng vị tha vô cùng tận. Tất cả đều thổi lên một câu chuyện tình yêu có cổ điển và cố nhiên có cổ hủ, có kinh điển rồi có luôn cả kinh dị.Cổ điển và kinh điển thì đã rồi. Còn cổ hủ và kinh dị bởi độc giả này áp đặt quan điểm của thế kỷ XXI vào câu chuyện có bối cảnh giữa thế kỷ XIX. Đây chính là trở ngại thời đại khó lòng tránh khỏi của một số cuốn ôm cả hai dòng điển nên đừng trách người viết bài.Maguerite, đối với Armand là yêu từ cái nhìn đầu tiên, là yêu sau hai năm cách biệt nhưng là yêu đến ghen tuông nhỏ nhen dẫn đến hận cừu mù quáng và kết bằng trả thù ngu ngốc. Ôi, anh phải đau đớn, anh phải hối hận. Đáng!Vì Armand, đối với Maguerite là yêu bằng trái tim trinh trắng trong một cơ thể vấy bẩn và bệnh tật, là yêu bằng lòng bao dung dễ dãi lẩn quẩn trong vòng lặp tuần hoàn nhưng hy sinh theo cách quá ư dại khờ, nhân danh tình cha.Tình yêu, mi đui mù!Còn nhớ ông của Saku-chan đã làm tôi thổn thức ra sao trong Socrates in love với ý định đào mộ trộm tro cốt người bà hờ của cậu để thực hiện ước nguyện được bên nhau, khi ông cũng trở về cát bụi. Đó là sau mấy chục năm. Còn ở đây, Armand khiến tôi choáng váng, bàng hoàng, ngỡ ngàng đến nổi da gà khi anh nói muốn được nhìn mặt người yêu lần cuối cùng. Thế thì phải đổi mộ. Sau ngày mai táng độ chừng trên dưới hai tháng.Armand đã yêu trong đau đớn và yêu trong hối hận đến như thế!Giá căn bệnh lao cũng hủy hoại lòng vị tha của Maguerite!“Chỉ đàn ông mới có can đảm giận dai thế thôi.” Ôi, chính cô mới nên được nghe câu ấy với ngôi vị đàn ông hoán đổi thành đàn bà. Và nếu bạn đọc bản dịch của Hải Nguyên thì câu đó sẽ là: “Chỉ những người đàn ông mới có đủ sức mạnh để không tha thứ.” Chẳng rõ ai dịch sát nguyên tác hơn nhưng tôi là tôi thích lối đối đáp yêu đương giận hờn ghen tuông của Nguyễn Bích Như trong bản năm 1987 hơn. Nếu tôi cho nội dung 3* thì phần dịch thuật sẽ thêm 1* nữa nhưng tội nghiệp em, lỗi morat không ít chút nào. Thôi 3* nhé, kệ mẹ mang tiếng trù dập văn học kinh cổ điển.Một là tiểu thuyết, một là bán tự truyện, cả Socrates in love và Trà hoa nữ đều là những câu chuyện tình yêu buồn. Nhưng chắc đổ lỗi tại thời đại thôi chứ tôi thích cuốn của Katayama Kyoichi hơn của Alexandre Dumas con, dù cho hạng sao không nói lên điều đó.Tái bút: (Bắt đầu) viết vào ngày 12/3/2017 - 170 năm sau ngày nhân vật vô danh đọc được tờ yết thị phát mãi các di vật trong căn phòng của cô đào chảnh chọe và dễ thứ tha Maguerite Gauthier, người yêu của anh chàng si tình mà mít ướt Armand Duval.

  • Merna
    2018-08-13 01:59

    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 will. Take me, I am yours."Then I want to barf. It's certainly not my type of romance. It's a rather plain story with an overbearing excess of sentiment and sweetness. It also has insta-love which I cannot stand.The story follows a young man named Armand and the courtesan, Marguerite Gautier, whom he falls madly in love with. Of course complications abound in their relationship which makes it difficult for them to be together. For Armand, it's to do with the fact that he wants her to be his lover, not merely his mistress, which would have been considerably bad for his image since she's essentially a high-class prostitute, but Armand doesn't care about that because his madly obsessed and infatuated with her. For Marguerite, it's the fact she's can't simply give up her extravagant life for Armand, who is not all that rich. She spends money so outlandishly that's she in debt even though she gets huge amounts of money from her other lovers. I would think that if someone said that they can't love you because you don't have enough money to spend on them then you would know it's time to simply move on. But it doesn't convince the love-sick hero for he's just too enamoured by her. And for what reason? I seriously have no clue. There's nothing interesting about her. She comes off as quite selfish. And it's not like Armand doesn't realise that she spends money recklessly. He says so himself, "She was one of those women who never consider the countless amusements of which their life is made can be a serious financial drain." Armand also notes that she had 'men spend more on flowers than would be needed to enable a whole family to live without care.'Maybe, I am misinterpreting the story. I know this story was intended to make you sympathetic to courtesans, but I only came out thinking how these courtesans need to better handle their finances and maybe lay out a budget plan along the way.

  • Nguyen Linh Chi
    2018-08-21 21:09

    - Phải chăng ông là người thanh niên ngày nào cũng đến hỏi thăm sức khoẻ tôi trong lúc tôi bệnh và không bao giờ cho biết tên?- Vâng, chính tôi.- Thế thì, không phải ông đã tha thứ, mà ông còn rất khoan dung nữa.- Chắc ông bá tước không thể làm như thế được! - Nàng vừa nói vừa quay sang phía bá tước N...- Tôi chỉ biết cô mới hai tháng thôi - Ông bá tước trả lời.- Và ông này chỉ biết tôi mới năm phút thôi. Ông luôn luôn trả lời ngớ ngẩn lắm!- Xin chào bá tước thân mến, ông đã vội đi?- Vâng, tôi sợ phải làm phiền cô.- Hôm nay, ông cũng không làm phiền tôi hơn mấy hôm trước đâu. Bao giờ gặp lại ông?- Khi nào cô cho phép.- Thế thì vĩnh biệt.- Thế đấy. Chính là điều cô lầm. Cô có biết chiều hôm ấy, từ rạp Opera Comic ra, tôi làm gì không?- Không.- Tôi đã đợi cô ở cửa hiệu cà phê Angle. Tôi theo dõi chiếc xe đưa cô và ba người bạn của cô về. Khi thấy cô một mình xuống xe vào nhà, tôi rất sung sướng.Marguerite bỗng cười lên.- Cô cười gì thế?- Không gì cả.- Cô cho tôi biết đi, tôi van cô. Nếu không, tôi nghĩ cô đã chế nhạo tôi.- Anh không giận chứ?- Tôi có quyền gì để nóng giận.- Thế nghĩa là có lý do để tôi trở về một mình.- Lý do gì?- Người ta đợi tôi ở nhà. Rất thích các đoạn đối thoại của Marguerite. Vừa tinh nghịch, thông minh, vừa đàn bà, nồng nàn, vừa có gì đó trong sáng, ngây thơ như chính con người nàng vậy. Ấn tượng nhất là cha của Armand, một người đàn ông quyền quý nhưng có trái tim vô cùng nhân hậu. Và gây ức chế nhất trong tác phẩm là Armand, đàn ông gì mà trẻ con yếu đuối, ghen tuông vớ vẩn.Ai muốn đọc truyện nhớ mua bản dịch của Hải Nguyên, tuy tên nhân vật bị phiên âm nhưng lời văn cực thu hút, đọc mà không thể ngừng lại. Chứ bản dịch của Nhã Nam trên Tiki nhiều người chê.

  • Nicole~
    2018-07-30 02:55

    4.5 starsThis 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 auctioning of Camille's possessions, a process which literally began over her freshly dead body. There were no mourners at her death, and now among the remainders of a kept-woman, there are only spectators and bargain hunters. Camille truly died alone. The narrator remarks that "Marguerite was a pretty woman; but though the life of such women makes sensation enough, their death makes very little. Their death, when they die young, is heard of by all their lovers at the same moment, for in Paris almost all the lovers of a well-known woman are friends." He meets Armand Duval who, stricken by the death of Camille, recounts his possessive love affair with the famous courtesan and the circumstances that led to her early demise.Dumas paints a vivid portrait of Paris life in 1847, of male patrons young and old whose keeping of mistresses was the norm, of the double standards and snobbery of "decent" society.Camille or Lady of the Camillias is a love story that may be compared to Shakespeare's tragic story of the star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet.It is an autobiographical glimpse of Dumas' affair with the beautiful courtesan Marie Duplessis, written four months after her death in 1847.Throughout the story, one may easily assess the heavy guilt weighing the conscience of the famous author.This might not be his usual adventure packed work but still it is a splendid taste of the romantic side of Alexandre Dumas, fils. It may be found free, printed in its entirety at: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1608/1...

  • Sotiris Karaiskos
    2018-08-20 22:47

    Άλλο ένα από τα κλασικά μυθιστορήματα που ασχολούνται με τον έρωτα, μία ιστορία αγάπης με την οποία μεγάλωσαν γενιές και γενιές. Μία ιστορία για τον απόλυτο έρωτα που φυσικά το κύριο χαρακτηριστικό του είναι η θυσία. Η κυρία με τις καμέλιες είναι μία διάσημη πόρνη του Παρισιού, με δεκάδες πλούσιους εραστές και ακόμα περισσότερους θαυμαστές. Αυτός που την ερωτεύεται παράφορα και που τη θέλει για πολλά πράγματα περισσότερα από το σώμα της καλείται να θυσιάσει όλα αυτά που συνδέονται με τον τρόπο που οι άντρες βλέπουν μία ερωτική σχέση μόνο και μόνο για να έχει την κύρια θέση στην καρδιά της, παραβλέποντας το γεγονός ότι πρέπει να τη μοιράζεται. Και εκείνη όμως από την πλευρά της για τον έρωτα της θα πρέπει να θυσιάσει την άνετη και ενδιαφέρουσα ζωή της στους κοσμικούς κύκλους του Παρισιού. Θυσία και από τους δύο, λοιπόν, αλλά τα πράγματα ποτέ δεν είναι τόσο απλά, με το κοινωνικό περίγυρο αλλά και την ίδια τη μοίρα να τοποθετούν ένα σωρό εμπόδια, την ώρα από αυτά που νιώθουν κάνουν την αποδοχή αυτών των θυσιών κάτι πολύ δύσκολο. Ένας ύμνος στην αγάπη, λοιπόν, στην ομορφιά του πραγματικού έρωτα, στη χαρά που φέρνει αλλά και στη λύπη που προκαλεί. Στον έρωτα που ξεπερνά τις κοινωνικές συμβάσεις, ακόμα και την κοινή λογική, τον σχεδόν μαζοχιστικό έρωτα που μας κάνει να εκτιμάμε τα βάσανα και να πέφτουμε χαμηλά μα που στο τέλος μας σπρώχνει στο να γινόμαστε καλύτεροι ... τουλάχιστον όσο κρατάει. Αυτά σε ένα βιβλίο όπου ο συγγραφέας σκύβει με συμπάθεια πάνω από αυτή τη γυναίκα που η μοίρα την έσπρωξε στον αγοραίο έρωτα, δίνοντας μας μία εικόνα για αυτές τις γυναίκες εντελώς διαφορετική από την κοινή αντίληψη που τις θέλει ανίκανες να νιώσουν υψηλά αισθήματα, κάτι που από ότι γνωρίζω προκάλεσε αρκετές αντιδράσεις στην εποχή που γράφτηκε. Ένα βιβλίο εξαιρετικό, που αν και στο ξεκίνημα του δεν κατάφερε να με κερδίσει, καθώς προχωρούσαν οι σελίδες, όμως, μου άρεσε όλο και περισσότερο και στο τέλος το άφησα βαθύτατα συγκινημένος.

  • Luís C.
    2018-08-03 18:59

    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 consumptive) upset the young woman who then agrees to be his mistress. Armand has no money, he will have to overcome the jealousy inspired her lovers as the courtesan guard to maintain its luxury.Only Marguerite ends up falling in love with him really. She no longer dreams of only one thing: to live in the country, removed from the world, this man who loves her for herself and not to proclaim everywhere that he has a pretty mistress. This kept woman begins to sell everything she owns, cashmeres, cars, horses, jewelry ... because her lover is penniless.Thereupon comes in Armand's father. This gentleman is firmly opposed to the link. What reputation does give Armand and the family? He met Margaret in secret and begs her to sacrifice her love for the future of her lover. Transformed by the month of romance, Margaret agrees with nobility and die alone and any proceedings, dying under the vengeance of Armand who believes she left him to get his luxury.

  • Mary-jane
    2018-08-21 02:47

    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 εταιραςΈνα εξαιρετικό βιβλίο,που έγινε ήδη ένα απ τα αγαπημένα μου!

  • Bettie☯
    2018-08-03 22:45

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00h4w7jDescription: 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 with other men, and takes rash action in a fit of jealousy.4: Armand and Marguerite have at last escaped to a rural idyll, but their happiness is shattered when Armand's father begs his son to leave his mistress.5: Armand finally reveals the hidden sacrifice that Marguerite made for him, and how nobly she acted for love.I'll stick to Verdi, this book is mere sentimental hogwash.Marguerite ...... Ruth WilsonDuval ...... Dan StevensDumas ...... Joseph KloskaMarguerite's sister ...... Manon EdwardsGravedigger ...... Dick Bradnum<

  • Samantha
    2018-08-11 03:07

    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 benefactors by her side. It seems everyone has forgotten Marguerite except for Armand Duval, a young man who has countless camellias sent to her grave. The novel goes back to when Armand and Marguerite were in love and willing to risk everything to be together. Fate got in the way and led to the beautiful courtesan's dying alone. The writing style was interesting and very well done. Much like in Wuthering Heights and The Great Gatsby, the narrator was a minor character who played little part in the action. In fact, the narrator of Camille didn't even have a name. Also like Wuthering Heights, the narration changes hand when Armand tells the story of him and Marguerite. Still another part of the novel is told from Margeurite's perspective. Dumas wove these stories within stories together so skillfully that the different voices never felt forced. Camille is a classic you should definitely read. Just be prepared with a box of tissues.

  • Lea
    2018-08-05 18:46

    La Dame aux Camélias is a beautiful novel about the tragic character of Marguerite, inspired by women that Alexandre Dumas fils knew in real life and his own tragedy of losing his mother very young. He was an illegitimate child of Marie-Laure-Catherine Labay and novelist Alexandre Dumas. His father took him very young from his mother because the law allowed that, which inspired him to write about tragic female characters.Marguerite is a tragic, vulnerable and heroic character we follow through her life in Paris where she works as a courtesan, her love with the main man character, (view spoiler)[ and eventually her agony and death by tuberculosis. (hide spoiler)]Marguerite was the character that I really loved and found very deep and realistic and I could understand her in her suffering very well. In the beginning, she was closed- hearted to the love of men, because of awareness about the most hidden motives and complexity of men's selfishness. She was very smart and could read others intentions very well, she knew the man's heart and refused to lie to herself in any way. I find her clear-sightedness quite refreshing, especially in the hypocritical, self-deceiving and self-righteous world. “Then,” continued Marguerite, “you were the only person before whom it seemed to me, from the first, that I could think and speak freely. All those who come about women like me have an interest in calculating their slightest words, in thinking of the consequences of their most insignificant actions. Naturally we have no friends. We have selfish lovers who spend their fortunes, riot on us, as they say, but on their own vanity. For these people we have to be merry when they are merry, well when they want to sup, sceptics like themselves. We are not allowed to have hearts, under penalty of being hooted down and of ruining our credit.”On the surface, she looks vain and craves materialistic things, but a romance with Armand reveals her idealistic and unselfish hidden nature and thirst for empathy and intimacy. “Because when you saw me spitting blood you took my hand; because you wept; because you are the only human being who has ever pitied me. I am going to say a mad thing to you: I once had a little dog who looked at me with a sad look when I coughed; that is the only creature I ever loved. When he died I cried more than when my mother died. It is true that for twelve years of her life she used to beat me. Well, I loved you all at once, as much as my dog. If men knew what they can have for a tear, they would be better loved and we should be less ruinous to them.”In the first real conversation with Armand, Marguerite shows her opinion about the love of men based on her past experiences and what does she seeks in her lover that is very hard to find.“But I forewarn you I must be free to do as I please, without giving you the slightest details what I do. I have long wished for a young lover, who should be young and not self-willed, loving without distrust, loved without claiming the right to it. I have never found one. Men, instead of being satisfied in obtaining for a long time what they scarcely hoped to obtain once, exact from their mistresses a full account of the present, the past, and even the future. As they get accustomed to her, they want to rule her, and the more one gives them the more exacting they become. If I decide now on taking a new lover, he must have three very rare qualities: he must be confiding, submissive, and discreet.”The contrast of Marguerite love for Amando was his love for her, that we can even debate in calling love, rather infatuation and selfish obsession. I usually not on board for stereotypical opinions about the major differences between men and women on topics of love and sexuality, but this story can start a great conversation about the problems of the immaturity of some men when it comes to romance. Indeed Marguerite showed immeasurably greater maturity than Armando.“You are right,” I said, letting my head sink on her knees; “but I love you madly.”“Well, my friend, you must either love me a little less or understand me a little better. ”Some people could think that this is a story about impossible love because of outside circumstances, but the story shows us that great loves are not killed by outside situation and other people, but buy inside matters of selfishness, lack of understanding and communication. Armand great love turned to hate when he thought it was no longer reciprocated and showed that his ego was more important to him that Marguerite. He became obsessed with revenge and hurt Maurgerite in every way possible. In his later guilt and redemption he admits:“Oh, how petty and vile is man when he is wounded in one of his narrow passions!”Some could say that suffering she endured was her path of redemption for her as society viewed immoral life, but for me, this story uncovers greater ideas. From someone outside life, we can see the thing that is truly important and that is the person's heart. As we can see in the story someone flaws, wrong ways and sins don't determine or decrease their goodness or their ability to love whole-heartedly as Marguerite did. In the state when she is continuously hurt, mocked and humiliated by Armand, her love stays strong as a rock. “You are good, your soul has generosity unknown to many women who perhaps despise you, and are less worthy than you.”I really like the idea of the opening our eyes and hearts for all people, despite their moral choices on which we don't need to agree to respect and love them because in the end true virtues are hidden deeply and often people are much more than they seem. I would like to finish off with this quote that sums up the main spirit behind this book that made me love it so much.“Here is Christianity with its marvellous parable of the Prodigal Son to teach us indulgence and pardon. Jesus was full of love for souls wounded by the passions of men; he loved to bind up their wounds and to find in those very wounds the balm which should heal them. Thus he said to the Magdalen: "Much shall be forgiven thee because thou hast loved much," a sublimity of pardon which can only have called forth a sublime faith.Why do we make ourselves more strict than Christ? Why, holding obstinately to the opinions of the world, which hardens itself in order that it may be thought strong, do we reject, as it rejects, souls bleeding at wounds by which, like a sick man's bad blood, the evil of their past may be healed, if only a friendly hand is stretched out to lave them and set them in the convalescence of the heart?”

  • Laila
    2018-08-17 18:53

    Ölmeden önce mutlaka okuyun! Yazıldığı dönemin yaşamına ışık tutan bir eser.

  • Rıdvan
    2018-07-24 19:54

    Muhteşem bir aşk hikayesi.Toy bir delikanlı ile tecrübeli bir "yosma" arasında yaşanan nir aşk hikayesi bu.(Burdan sonrası komple spoiler)Delikanlı bir gün kızı görür ve görür görmezde ona aşık olur. Ancak gel gör ki sevgili Margrite bir yosmadır. Ve çok sayın Dük ile yaşamaktadır. Dük çok yaşlı bir adamcağızdır. Çokta iyi kalplidir. Margrite ile gezip tozmayı, onun yanında olmasını çok sever. Çünkü Margrite çok güzeldir ve Dük'e genç ve iyi hissettirmektedir.Güzeller güzeli Margrite ise elbette bir kader kurbanıdır. Böyle yaşamayı o istememiştir elbette. Ama zavallıcık babasını hiç tanımamış, onu her allahın günü döven annesi ise o henüz 12 yaşındayken ölmüştür. Ve hayat onu bu günlere kadar sürüklemiştir. Ama işte şimdi karşısıa Armand çıktı. Onu çok seven Armand. O ne olursa olsun seven genç Armand. Armand'a herşeyi olduğu gibi anlatır ama Armand onu sevmekten vazgemez. Onu olduğu gibi kabullenir ancak tabi seven kalpler hassas olur:)Armand Margrite'ı kıskanır. Dük'ten.Ne yapsa söz geçiremez ne kalbine ne Margrite'a. Margrite ise çalışmak zorundadır. Dük onun mesleğidir ve onca alacaklısı kapısında yatarken Margrite işi bırakamaz.Dolaysıyla sürekli kavga ederler Armand'la. Ve Bir gün zavallı Margrite verem olur. Ve acılar içinde, acısında bağıra çağıra üstelik Armand'tan da çok uzaklarda ızdırap içinde ölür. Ve alacaklılar evdeki eşyaları satılığa çıkarırlar derhal. Bir adam oldukçada yüksek bir ücret karşılığında bir kitap alır o evden. Armand'ın sevgilisine hediye ettiği ve bir köşesine küçücük bir mesaj yazdığı kalınca bir kitap. Birgün Armand çıkagelir ve kitabı alan beyfendiden kitabı rica eder. Ve hikayesini anlatmaya başlar....Ben çok beğendim.

  • Seher Kaya
    2018-08-17 21:09

    'Ne zavallı, ne zayıf yaratıklarız!'Hikaye çok bilindik aslında, mümkünatı olmayan bir aşk. Belki buna benzer film izlemiş, başka bir kitap okumuşsunuzdur. Ama siz yine de bu kitabı okuyun.'Herhalde doğmadan önce çok kötülük ettik, ya da öldükten sonra çok büyük bir mutluluk tadacağız ki, Tanrı bu yaşamın kefaretinin tüm işkencelerle, tüm acılarla ödenmesine izin verebiliyor.'

  • Sarah
    2018-07-23 19:10

    What a book!. Truly I enjoyed every single part. It's a timeless classic you should read. I knew the story I saw Moulin Rouge! countless times but yet it was so different. It's funny at the beginning I thought I will love Armand more and I judged her since she was...well you know what she was but more book progress I more disliked Armand and started not only to love her but to admire her. Marguerite is strong and independent twice stronger character than Armand. Overall beautiful writing style steady and not pathetic. I like it.------------------------------------------------Kakva knjiga! Baš sam uživala. Vanvremenki klasik koji bi trebalo da pročitate. Priča mi jeste bila poznata zbog "Mulan ruća" međutim u isto vreme bila je potpuno drugačije. ironično je, na početku sam bila sigurna da ći Armanda više voleti. Nju sam odmah osudila jer je..pa bila je to što jeste. Međutim kako je knjiga odmicala njega sam počela da ne volim a njoj da se divim. Ona je zaista jak lik koji ne zavisi od bilo kog muškarca dva puta jača od njega. Generalno prelepo napisana knjiga, stil veoma dobar nema patetike. Dopala mi se.

  • Sara Alhooti
    2018-08-14 18:56

    قرأت الكتاب في 3 ساعات تقريبا وأنهيتهلم استطع تركهأو أخذ استراحة بسيطةلـ أنه كفيلم لا يمكن تجزأتهرواية رائعةفي ـها حزن يختبىء خلف الكبرياءفي ـها قلب امرأة يبكي خلف الستاروروح تذبل حتى الموتترجمة رائعةنص انساني .. صادق

  • Roman Clodia
    2018-08-08 23:04

    How do you suppose the kept women in Paris could live in the style they do, if they had not three or four lovers at once?It's very easy to see how this book translates so perfectly into opera (La Traviata) as every emotion is heightened: lovers weep, obsess, throw dramatic hissy fits, swoon and, ultimately, die beautifully. Along the way, though, Dumas filsanchors all the emotion through the dispassionate accounts of the economics of a courtesan: we learn precisely how much Marguerite needs to live her lavish lifestyle, exactly what Armand's income is, and how much other men are prepared to pay. Each element balances the other so that the rash passions are offset by financial realities - in both the markets for female flesh and love, poor Marguerite just can't win.

  • Mira Margitta
    2018-08-04 20:12

    Divan francuski klasikDva puta procitan

  • فاتن
    2018-08-22 02:57

    . 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- ٠وبالرغم 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 الكتاب٠وقد عزوت ذلك لمراهقتي ومايصاحبها من رهافة حس وغشيان الرؤية الرومانسية الحالمة على الرؤية الواقعية للحياة٠وكنت واهمة لأن الأعراض السابقة عرضت لي الآن في ختام الكتاب، وأنا في زعمي أكثر نضجا وأكثر إدراكا للواقع من مراهقتي٠أيقنت بعدها، أن العمل الأدبي -حقيقة أم خيالا- متى ما بُني على قصة حبّ ممزوجة بتضحية ووفاء ومختلطة بصدق وإخاء؛ ترأس ذلك العمل الأدبي هرم الاهتمامات الإنسانية، وأمسك بزمام الانفعالات المعنوية للقارئ، وأحكم قبضته على روحه، ولافرق حينئذ بين مراهقة ناعمة حالمة وشابة ناقمة ثائرة...

  • Oziel Bispo
    2018-07-28 19:08

    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.