By William Makepeace Thackeray
Quittant l’Irlande à los angeles suite d’un duel qui tourne mal, Redmond Barry s’enrôle dans l’armée anglaise alors en guerre contre los angeles Prusse. Après avoir été fait prisonnier par l’ennemi, il sera contraint d’espionner un yes chevalier de Balibari pour le compte des Allemands. Coup de théâtre : celui-ci n’est autre que son oncle ! Tous deux prennent alors los angeles fuite et deviennent, avec succès et moyennant quelques tricheries, joueurs de cartes professionnels.
Ambitieux, Redmond parvient à se marier avec los angeles comtesse Lyndon, une riche veuve. Mais leur relation se révèle houleuse. En plus de dépenser sa fortune, Barry se comporte en mari tyrannique. Jeune arriviste débauché, libertin, il est l’archétype de l’opportuniste à los angeles recherche de l. a. gloire et de l’argent…
Dans un variety grinçant, le narrateur des fake Mémoires de Barry Lyndon décrit avec ironie les travers de los angeles haute société cosmopolite d’un XVIIIe siècle décadent.
En 1975, Stanley Kubrick healthy de cette oeuvre, qu’il tira d’un relatif oubli, une magistrale variation cinématographique.
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Barry Lyndon by William Makepeace Thackeray