This idyllic existence is interrupted by Armand's father, who, concerned with the scandal created by the illicit relationship, and fearful that it will destroy Armand's sister's chances of marriage, convinces Marguerite to leave.
Up until Marguerite's death, Armand believes that she left him for another man.
The female protagonist, Marguerite Gautier, is renamed Violetta Valéry.
La Dame aux Camélias has been adapted for some 20 different motion pictures in numerous countries and in a wide variety of languages.
Marguerite's death is described as an unending agony, during which Marguerite, abandoned by everyone, regrets what might have been.
The story is narrated after Marguerite's death by two male narrators, Armand and an unnamed frame narrator.
Of all Dumas, fils's theatrical works, La Dame aux Camélias is the most popular around the world.
The conflict here centres on the relative economic classes of the central characters.Bernhardt quickly became associated with the role after starring in Camellias in Paris, London, and several Broadway revivals, plus the 1911 film.Dancer/Impresario Ida Rubinstein successfully recreated Bernhardt's interpretation of the role onstage in the mid-1920s, coached by the great actress herself before she died.The play was an instant success, and Giuseppe Verdi immediately set about putting the story to music.His work became the 1853 opera La Traviata, with the female protagonist, Marguerite Gautier, renamed Violetta Valéry.La Dame aux Camélias (literally The Lady with the Camellias, commonly known in English as Camille) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils, first published in 1848, and subsequently adapted by Dumas for the stage.