Red and the Black

Red and the Black

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It mirrors, rather than paints, mobile and revealing glimpses of life as it was whiled away in the climate of fear and greedy drawing-room conformity that followed Waterloo. Julien Sorel, the novel's restless, ambitious hero, rebels against his circumstances and wills himself to make something of his life by adopting a code of hypocrisy. On the road to the surprising crime he commits (out of passion, principle or insanity), he turns into Stendhal's greatest and most completely human creation.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 111.3 x 180.8 x 21.6mm | 248.82g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New impression
  • 0140440305
  • 9780140440300

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