The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

The novel follows the life of a young Italian nobleman, who, driven by romantic ideals and a thirst for adventure, leaves his comfortable life to join Napoleon's army. After surviving many trials and tribulations, he returns home to a life of political intrigue, love affairs, and power struggles in the court of Parma. The narrative provides a vivid and satirical depiction of the political and social life in Italy during the 19th century.

The 241st greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 1245

Since this book was first published in 1839, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 1245.0.

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