"And from a rally in the strict sense that he originates the luck of the lady of the camellias and, later, of the traviata of Giuseppe Verdi. One day of September 1844, in fact, back from a horse riding Alexandre Dumas son went to the theater Parisian of the Variétés, frequented above all by an aristocracy of the Galantia 'composed mostly by young people kept and their rich protectors. In that varied environment, that evening, Dumas son met the woman who would have marked his life and his fortune of novelist . 'It was tall and thin, dark than hair, the pink and white face. He had a small face, elongated eyes of enamel, like a Japanese, but vivid and proud, the lips of a cherry red, the most beautiful teeth in the world . She called Marie Duplessis, and was also known for the voracity with whom she dilepidated heritages of her lovers, some of them famous, such as Franz Liszt "(from the postfaction of Cinzia Bigliosi). Alexandre fell in love with the first moment of the young one, which would have inspired the protagonist of the Lady of Camellie: a great timeless love story, a book that would soon become a classic of romantic literature.