The Red and the Black: Chronicle of the Nineteenth Century

The Red and the Black: Chronicle of the Nineteenth Century

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 588 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 26mm | 399.16g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192838717
  • 9780192838711
  • 1,225,917

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