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The Charterhouse of Parma
Although Frenchman Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle) wrote this novel partly as a tribute to Italy, where he lived and worked a good part of his adult life, and the novel is rich in psychological and historical insights as well as descriptions of the landscape, it can simply be read as one of the greatest romance novels of all time. Young Fabrizio Del Dongo makes his way to the confused horror of the battlefield at Waterloo, becomes a cleric, fights a duel, e...
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