Red and the Black

Red and the Black

By: Stendhal

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Charts the rise and fall of an ambitious young social climber in a cruel, monarchical society

Handsome, ambitious Julien Sorel is determined to rise above his humble provincial origins. Soon realizing that success can only be achieved by adopting the subtle code of hypocrisy by which society operates, he begins to achieve advancement through deceit and self-interest. His triumphant career takes him into the heart of glamorous Parisian society, along the way conquering the gentle, married Madame de R nal, and the haughty Mathilde. But then Julien commits an unexpected, devastating crime--and brings about his own downfall. The Red and the Black is a lively, satirical portrayal of French society after Waterloo, riddled with corruption, greed and ennui, and Julien--the cold exploiter whose Machiavellian campaign is undercut by his own emotions--is one of the most intriguing characters in European literature.

Roger Gard's fine translation remains faithful to the natural, conversational tone of the original, while his introduction elucidates the complexities of Julien's character. This edition also contains a chronology, further reading and an appendix on Stendhal's use of epigraphs.

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Title: Red and the Black

Author Name: Stendhal

Categories: Penguin Classics,

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: October 2011

ISBN Number: 0140447644

ISBN Number 13: 9780140447644

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: 73093