The Charterhouse of Parma


This 6 x 9 hardcover has 498 pages.  The book has two red "withdrawn" stamps on the front and back of the title page but no other ex-library markings, there is some discoloration on the bottom part of the spine. Spine label shows a touch of wear. The Charterhouse of Parma is a compelling novel of passion and daring. Set at the beginning of the 19th-century in northern Italy, it traces the joyous but ill-starred amorous exploits of a handsome young aristocrat called Fabrice del Dongo. The novel's great achievement is to conjure up the excitement and romance of youth while never losing sight of the harsh realities which beset the pursuit of happiness. This new translation captures Stendhal's narrative verse, while the introduction explores the novel's reception and the reasons for its enduring popularity and power.



  • The Charterhouse of Parma
  • Stendhal
  • Zelma Blakely, illustrator
  • The Folio Society, 1977