The Lady Of The Camellias
1902. A Frontispiece and numerous other portraits with descriptive notes by Octave Uzanne. Written by the son of Alexandre Dumas, The Lady of the Camellias is the story of Marguerite Gautier, a young courtesan, or kept woman, in Paris in the mid 1800's, and how she falls in love with a young man, Armand Duval, and then tries to escape from her questionable past. Unfortunately, it comes back to haunt her and she ends up returning to that life and dies painfully and alone, but with the knowledge that she was a good woman at heart.
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Who hasn't heard at least one or two songs from the untimely opera La Traviata, by Verdi, telling the story of a courtesan who has to abbandon her lover and ultimatley finds her tragic destiny. Not ... Read full review