Publication Date: 24/09/2002 ISBN: 9780140447644 Category:

The Red and the Black

Stendhal, Roger Gard, Roger Gard

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 24/09/2002 ISBN: 9780140447644 Category:
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Mr B's review

A classic 19th-century French drama, The Red and the Black features social climbing, corrupt priests, a political plot, adultery and attempted murder – what more could you want from a novel? This epic tale of love, hypocrisy and cold-blooded ambition tells the story of the clever and determined but naïvely romantic Julien Sorel as he rises through the ranks of society, relying on his wits and charm to climb from a priest’s seminary in rural France to infiltrate the ranks of the Parisian nobility. One of the delights of this slyly satirical novel are Stendhal’s constant winks and nudges to the reader, inviting you to make your own judgements on the morally-dubious actions of the characters.

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