Chartreuse of Parma (The Charterhouse of Parma) cover

Chartreuse of Parma (The Charterhouse of Parma)

Stendhal (1783-1842)

1. 00 - Life of Stendhal; Author's Introduction
2. 01 - Chapter I
3. 02 - Chapter II
4. 03 - Chapter III
5. 04 - Chapter IV
6. 05 - Chapter V
7. 06 - Chapter VI
8. 07 - Chapter VII
9. 08 - Chapter VIII
10. 09 - Chapter IX
11. 10 - Chapter X
12. 11 - Chapter XI
13. 12 - Chapter XII
14. 13 - Chapter XIII
15. 14 - Chapter XIV
16. 15 - Chapter XV
17. 16 - Chapter XVI
18. 17 - Chapter XVII
19. 18 - Chapter XVIII
20. 19 - Chapter XIX
21. 20 - Chapter XX
22. 21 - Chapter XXI
23. 22 - Chapter XXII
24. 23 - Chapter XXIII
25. 24 - Chapter XXIV
26. 25 - Chapter XXV
27. 26 - Chapter XXVI
28. 27 - Chapter XXVII
29. 28 - Chapter XXVIII

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Summary

This book is more often called The Charterhouse of Parma in English, because "Charterhouse" is the English word for a Carthusian monastery, whereas "Chartreuse" is the French word. The book tells the life of a Lombard nobleman, born soon after the appearance of Napoleon's army in Italy. He has many adventures in love, war, politics, and the Church. The politics and the Church part of his life result from his doting aunt's becoming the Prime Minister's mistress, and the power behind the throne, in the Duchy of Parma. The Prime Minister is a wish-fulfillment depiction of the author. Although nobody lives happily ever after, it is a happy book to read, quite unlike "The Red and the Black". Proof-listened by abigayl & Kimberly Krause