This book is about love: it's all about Armand and Marguerite's love story.
He is a gentleman (not too rich but from a distinct family) and she is young and beautiful and the most desired woman in Paris.
She's also a kept woman, but this thing doesn't seem to matter anymore, at least to them.
Is it possible for a woman like Marguerite truly fall in love with someone else? Will she be able to change her habits and way of life, and live happily ever after in the country with her soul mate? Will Armand succed in forgetting her past and love her with his pure heart?
Let's follow the story of their overwhelming passion through the pages of one of the best writer of the XIX century! And, remember... sometime love is not enough! :(
[...] "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, ins
tead 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."
"Well, I will be all that you wish."
"We shall see."
"When shall we see?"
"Because," said Marguerite, releasing herself from my arms, and, taking from a great bunch of red camellias a single camellia, she placed it in my buttonhole,"because one can not always carry out agreements the day they are signed.=
"And when shall I see you again?" I said, clasping her in my arms.
"When this camellia changes colour."
It's at least bizarre for me to read this book in English, since I'm Italian and the book was written in French. But I was looking forward to read a book as an ebook on my iPod touch and this was the first one I had some interest in I could find....Continua
Bursting with luxury and emotional roller coasters, this classic is a quick read. Nevertheless this matter doesn't make the story unimportant. Life doesn't always have a happy ending whether you want it or not. Marguerite and Armand were in love but it wasn't enough. The ending was really touching and the story went on in a good pace but I still hoped it would have been a slightly better in some way....Continua