La Dame aux Camelias (Oxford World's Classics)

La Dame aux Camélias - David Coward, Alexandre Dumas-fils As many of you, since I learned ... to read, I have been hearing all these "classic" titles, that are must reads for anyone and have remained in human memory as incredible works to be cherished and respected. "La Dame aux Camelias" is one of those. It's a book we all know about, we've heard its name, we've heard it's good.

But, as with any classic, many of us stop there. "A classic is a book we all praise, and no one reads", someone said.

Well, I've read some classics that I didn't like, you get that from me. But this I liked. This was.. fluid. It's one of those stories that wanted to be told, you know. The writing compliments perfectly on the plot and it's a blend that you rarely find, when the author and the story get along. Sometimes, the story is a bitch and she doesn't want to be tamed. Dumas, the son, tamed her alright.

I'm not going to go into the details of the story, I think this is good to be discovered by oneself and understood on a personal level. It leaves different persons with different tastes, that's another beautiful thing about it.

In the end, "La Dame aux Camelias" is a worthy work, it's finele tuned and it's overall just a nice story.