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The red and the black

Author: Stendhal; Roger Gard
Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2002.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Handsome and ambitious, Julien Sorel is determined to rise above his humble peasant origins and make something of his life-by adopting the code of hypocrisy by which his society operates. Julien ultimately commits a crime-out of passion, principle, or insanity-that will bring about his downfall. The Red and the Black is a lively, satirical picture of French Restoration society after Waterloo, riddled with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Bildungsromans
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stendhal; Roger Gard
ISBN: 0140447644 9780140447644
OCLC Number: 59399535
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: "The text followed is that of the first edition of Le Rouge et le noir of November 1830"--Page xxvii.
Description: xxix, 576 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Rouge et le noir.
Responsibility: Stendhal ; translated with an introduction and notes by Roger Gard.
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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  Read more...

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High strung, high stakes romance, ELC review

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2014-03-25) Very Good Permalink

I was debating writing a review of this book. When I started it, I was not taken with it, and it being a classic, what more is there to say? However, I have been trying to practice Evolutionary Literary Criticism (ELC), and, if that school of interpretation has merit, one should be able to apply it...
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