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

Paperback | April 26, 2009

EditorStendhal, Catherine SlaterIntroduction byRoger Pearson

not yet rated|write a review
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.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$9.95

Ships within 1-3 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

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 nati...

Catherine Slater is a former Fellow at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.

other books by Stendhal

The Red And The Black
The Red And The Black

Paperback|Sep 24 2002

$11.50 online$15.00list price(save 23%)
The Red And The Black: A Chronicle Of 1830
The Red And The Black: A Chronicle Of 1830

Hardcover|Apr 26 2016

$40.74 online$44.50list price(save 8%)
Love
Love

Paperback|Dec 30 1975

$21.36 online$24.00list price(save 11%)
see all books by Stendhal
Format:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.02 inPublished:April 26, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199539251

ISBN - 13:9780199539253

Look for similar items by category:

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

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

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