The Red and the Black: A Chronicle of the Nineteenth Century by Stendhal

The Red and the Black: A Chronicle of the Nineteenth Century

EditorStendhal, Catherine SlaterIntroduction byRoger Pearson

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In this vigorous and fast-moving novel of post-Napoleonic France, Julien Sorel's plans to reach the higher echelons of society through the priesthood are defelected by his realization that the attainment of happiness is of greater consequence than the pursuit of ambition. Subtitled `A Chronicle of 1830', Stendhal's depiction of a nation of smug hypocrites scandalized contemporary readers, who recognized themselves or their peers and felt uncomfortable with the energy, imagination, and sincerity of a hero so patently inspired by their lately deposed Emperor. Julien's restless energy is fully captured in this specially commissioned translation of one of the world's great novels.

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Catherine Slater is a former Fellow at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.
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Title:The Red and the Black: A Chronicle of the Nineteenth CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.02 inPublished:April 26, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199539251

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IntroductionNote on the textFurther readingA chronology of StendhalThe Red and the BlackExplanatory Notes