The Lady of the Camellias | Alexandre Dumas | As a young man of twenty Alexandre Dumas fell hopelessly in love with a beautiful Parisian courtesan, Marie Plessis. His father, author of The Count of Monte Cristo + The Three Musketeers, a wild spender and a Don Juan, but the young Alexandre was rather stern and pure. Three years later Marie died of consumption at the age of twenty-three, and in his first agonizing moments of grief Dumas wrote his novel, La Dame aux Camelias.
"Some books are meant to be read just like this alone, with the evening, a bowl of fruit ripening, waiting for the reader to grow hungry, but she won't, the book will devour her, and it will soon become morning." ~Silvi. #Woman_reading #Novel #Art #Vintage