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The Red And The Black : Modern Library Classics - Stendhal

The Red And The Black

Modern Library Classics

By: Stendhal

Paperback Published: September 2004
ISBN: 9780812972078
Number Of Pages: 560

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A Major New Translation
The Red and the Black, Stendhal's masterpiece, is the story of Julien Sorel, a young dreamer from the provinces, fueled by Napoleonic ideals, whose desire to make his fortune sets in motion events both mesmerizing and tragic. Sorel's quest to find himself, and the doomed love he encounters along the way, are delineated with an unprecedented psychological depth and realism. At the same time, Stendhal weaves together the social life and fraught political intrigues of post-Napoleonic France, bringing that world to unforgettable, full-color life. His portrait of Julien and early-nineteenth-century France remains an unsurpassed creation, one that brilliantly anticipates modern literature.
Neglected during its time, The Red and the Black has assumed its rightful place as one of the world's great books, and Burton Raffel's extraordinary new translation, coupled with an enlightening Introduction by Diane Johnson, helps it shine more brightly than ever before.

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Biographical Notep. v
Introductionp. xv
Translator's Notep. xxi
A Small Townp. 3
A Mayorp. 6
A Priestp. 9
A Father and Sonp. 14
A Negotiationp. 18
Boredomp. 25
Elective Affinitiesp. 33
Minor Occasionsp. 43
An Evening in the Countryp. 50
A Large Heart and a Small Fortunep. 58
An Eveningp. 61
A Journeyp. 65
Fishnet Stockingsp. 71
English Scissorsp. 76
Cock Crowp. 79
The Day Afterp. 83
The First Deputyp. 87
A King in Verrieresp. 92
Thinking Leads to Sufferingp. 104
Anonymous Lettersp. 112
Conversation with the Head of the Housep. 115
Patterns of Behavior, in 1830p. 128
A Civil Servant's Sorrowsp. 140
A Capital Cityp. 153
The Seminaryp. 160
The World, or What the Rich Man Is Missingp. 167
First Experience of Lifep. 176
A Processionp. 180
The First Forward Stepp. 186
An Ambitious Manp. 201
Country Pleasuresp. 219
Entering Societyp. 229
The First Stepsp. 236
The de La Mole Mansionp. 240
Sensitivity and a Devout Aristocratic Ladyp. 252
Pronunciationp. 254
An Attack of Goutp. 261
Which Medals Are Honorable?p. 268
The Ballp. 278
Queen Margueritep. 287
A Young Girl's Imperial Dominionp. 295
Will He Be Another Danton?p. 299
A Conspiracyp. 304
A Young Girl's Thoughtsp. 313
Is It a Conspiracy?p. 318
One O'Clock in the Morningp. 323
An Old Swordp. 329
Terrible Timesp. 334
Comic Operap. 339
The Japanese Vasep. 348
The Secret Notep. 354
The Discussionp. 359
The Clergy, Their Woodlands, and Freedomp. 367
Strasbourgp. 375
The Mistress of Virtuep. 381
Love of a Moral Sortp. 388
The Church's Best Jobsp. 391
Manon Lescautp. 395
Boredomp. 399
A Box at the Operap. 402
Make Her Afraidp. 406
The Tigerp. 411
The Hell of Weaknessp. 416
A Man of Spiritp. 421
A Thunderstormp. 427
Somber Detailsp. 432
The Towerp. 438
A Powerful Manp. 443
Plottingp. 449
Tranquillityp. 453
The Trialp. 457
p. 463
p. 468
p. 472
p. 479
Notesp. 487
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ISBN: 9780812972078
ISBN-10: 0812972074
Series: Modern Library Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: September 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.4  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1

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