Scarlet and Black: A Chronicle of the Nineteenth Century - Stendhal

Scarlet and Black: A Chronicle of the Nineteenth Century

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Book Summary

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 soc

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