Camille Author:Alexandre Dumas New generations of readers respond as their parents and grandparents did with unashamed tears to the sad plight of the beautiful and doomed Marguerite Gautier. Camille retains its fragrance through years; it is a romantic tale that stirs an unassuageable heartache, and over it there hovers a sentiment forever tender and yearning. It is read now... more » as it was in the late nineteenth century and as it will be read years hence as the love story of eternal Magdalene glorified by her passion and misfortune.« less
I read this Dumas fils (the more famous Dumas' son) classic after watching the movie classic 'Camille' starring Greta Garbo as the beautiful Parisian courtesan that has to choose between true love and a rich baron. Some say this was Garbo's best role. The story is a sad one but lovely all the same. If you enjoy classic literature please do not pass this one up.