La Dame aux Camilias

Cover image for


Published: 1844
Language: English
Wordcount: 66,271 / 183 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 3,711 2344

ll the knowledge of good and evil that God had perhaps given her, but that no one had ever thought of developing. I shall always remember her, as she passed along the boulevards almost every day at the same hour, accompanied by her mother as assiduously as a real mother might have accompanied her daughter. I was very young then, and ready to accept for myself the easy morality of the age. I remember, however, the contempt and disgust which awoke in me at the sight of this scandalous chaperoning. Her face, too, was inexpressibly virginal in its expression of innocence and of melancholy suffering. She was like a figure of Resignation.

One day the girl's face was transfigured. In the midst of all the debauches mapped out by her mother, it seemed to her as if God had left over for her one happiness. And why indeed should God, who had made her without strength, have left her without consolation, under the sorrowful burden of her life? One day, then, she realized that she was to have a child, and all that re


Average Rating of 4.3 from 4 reviews: *****

I enjoyed this interesting romance and method which it was written. Translated into modern English, it reads easily and flows well. The story is told in first person of the lover through the author writing it, and is delivered as recited memory of the past relationship. Without giving things away, prepare for a sadness, it’s not the typical “happy ending” love story.


It didn't move me emotionally like I thought it would. I wonder if I had just read the French version, if I could, there would have been more meaning.


This story is about a demimondaine (a mistress-for-hire) named Marguerite Gautier. She leads a glamorous life, which is already crumbling when the story begins. The title "Camille" is taken from the original french title "La Dame aux camelias".

Bhagwad Jal Park

A marvelous character analysis of a courtesan called Camille. I've always known that authors are the best psychoanalysts in the world, and Dumas shows his skill by accurately penetrating the pscyhe of the girl whose name is the title of this book.

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Camille by Alexandre Dumas, fils - Free eBook

Nefertiti's Heart

The Artifact Hunters Book 1
A.W. Exley

Cara Devon has always suffered curiosity and im... Read more

Cover image for Camille by Alexandre Dumas, fils - Free eBook

Astray in Couper

Matty Cruz Adventure Book 1
R. Marquez

When the economic downturn ends Matty Cruz’s co... Read more

Cover image for Camille by Alexandre Dumas, fils - Free eBook


Annelie Wendeberg

Our world changed - our climate, our ecosystems... Read more

Cover image for Camille by Alexandre Dumas, fils - Free eBook


Psionic Pentalogy Book 1
Adrian Howell

A telekinetic teenager. A telepathic child. A p... Read more

Cover image for Camille by Alexandre Dumas, fils - Free eBook


A Dystopian Trilogy Book 1
Peter R. Stone

A century after an apocalyptic war reduces all... Read more

Cover image for Camille by Alexandre Dumas, fils - Free eBook

Where Angels Tread

Kensington Family Novels Book 1
Clare Kenna

Fall in love with the Kensington siblings in th... Read more

login | register

User ID


reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
by Théophile Gautier
Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen
The Arabian Nights
by Andrew Lang
The Secret Adversary
by Agatha Christie
The Prince
by Nicolo Machiavelli
At the Mountains of Madness
by H.P. Lovecraft
The Count's Chauffeur
by William le Queux
The ''Genius''
by Theodore Dreiser
by Bram Stoker

See more popular titles from this genre.