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The Red & The Black By Stendhal

The Red & The Black by Stendhal

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Summary

A historical psychological novel by Stendhal which chronicles the attempts of a provincial young man to rise socially beyond his modest upbringing through a combination of talent, hard work, deception, and hypocrisy-yet who ultimately allows his passions to betray him.

The Red & The Black Summary

The Red & The Black by Stendhal

Translated by C. K. Scott Moncrieff (revised by Moya Longstaffe). With an Introduction and Notes by Moya Longstaffe.

The Red and the Black has been hailed as the first great 'realist' novel of the nineteenth century, offering a lively and detailed picture of social and political life in the provinces and in Paris towards the end of the 1820s, the close of the stifling reactionary period of the Bourbon Restoration. Stendhal himself claimed that no-one before him had ventured to portray with such verisimilitude the 'moral and morose' France of 1830. However 'moral and morose' his novel is definitely not. Ironic, fast-moving, entertaining and incisive in its social criticism, it is a novel of ambition and passion, of indignation and tenderness, of polemic and poetry, which speaks to us today, as clearly as it did to the author's contemporaries, of the heights, depths and idiocies of which our human nature is capable or culpable.

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GOR006903067
9781840225839
1840225831
The Red & The Black by Stendhal
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
2015-01-14
576
N/A
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