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The Red and the Black
The Red and the Black | Stendhal
The Red and the Black, Stendhals 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. Sorels 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 postNapoleonic 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.
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AnneCecilie
Red and the Black: A Chronicle of the Nineteenth Century (Revised) | Stendhal, Stendahl, Catherine Stendhal Slater
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#LiteraryLuck - Spell March With Book Titles

The only one on my tbr is the tagged one.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love Circe 🖤🧡 8mo
BillBlume March Squared! Well played. 8mo
vkois88 Circle is so beautiful 😍😍😍 it's on my TBR. Just need to pick up a copy at some point 8mo
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My two copies, one in English which I have read, and one in French, which I resolve to get off my TBR. Some day. #red #readingresolutions @Jess7

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Petroglyph
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"Le bonheur, pour ces séminaristes, comme pour les héros des romans de Voltaire, consiste surtout à bien dîner."

Stendhal indulging in a little snark.

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EllieDottie
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I need to pick my #tbr for my #24in48!! I really want to make it to 24 hours this time!!

Reecaspieces Me too...life may get in the way...sigh 2y
britt_brooke Good luck!! 2y
elyseh Good luck! It's my first one I'm pretty excited! 2y
saresmoore Best of luck! I‘m aiming for it, too! 2y
Suet624 Have fun!!! 2y
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Leftcoastzen
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#black #rocktober Wanted to post black in the title too!

BarbaraBB You‘ve got a lot of them! 🙌 2y
batsy Have you read the Stendhal and West? They sound wonderful. You have a fascinating collection of books 2y
Leftcoastzen @batsy I started Stendhal once , have to try again. Just got distracted with something else. The West , the thrill of the hunt , lol, took me forever to find it and haven‘t read it yet.TBR is like Mount Everest! 2y
batsy I understand! If I find a copy of the West (and I do want it!) maybe we can read it together to motivate us to tackle Mount TBR 😀 2y
Leftcoastzen @batsy Yep ,maybe we should buddy read it. Let me know if you find it . 2y
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La_Cori
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looking for some fresh air in this hot august, I'm reading outside 🌳🌿🌞📖
the only downside: I'm surrounded by mosquitos!!

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levth
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Mehso-so

Soo, I really didn't connect with Julien, and I really didn't feel his contradictions were part a complex soul or character, but rather just a quite annoying trait. For most of the novel I couldn't see the coherence between the description of Julien by the narrator and his thoughts and actions but, to be fair, in the last ~100 pages we see a tremendous evolution and refinement of Julien that makes for all prior frustration. I would rate tR&tB 7/10

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"Dentro de quince años la señora De Renal adorará a mi hijo, y tú le habrás olvidado."

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Lcsmcat
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Julien Sorel was insecure, but also one could say to him - #youresovain. #junetunz @Cinfhen

Cinfhen That cover is intense 😮 2y
CindyMyLifeIsLit Norton Critical Edition--yay!! 2y
Lcsmcat @CindyMyLifeIsLit Ihave to confess I've only read that one, but I hope to tackle it in French one of these days. 2y
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levth
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This bookmark makes every read epic 🐉🐉 I'm really enjoying the Red and the Black, though I'm not sure what to make of Sorel...

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levth
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Second chance to this one! I love the quote introducing the first part of the book: "the truth, the bitter truth" from Dalton. #theRedandtheBlack #Stendhal #adulterousEurope

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La_Cori
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#feistyfeb day 24 @RealLifeReading
I searched on my french literature shelf for today's pick: #bildungsroman.
I've read both of them in highschool, for my french class, but I need to re-read The red and the Black 📚📚

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SlawkaGrabowska
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I'm currently reading Stendhal in Spanish and I find it quite disappointing :/ Might be the translatin though...

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scagliadistella
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Molto intrigante la prima parte, che permette di capire le dinamiche interiori del protagonista, Julien Sorel. Molto scorrevole, piacevole agli occhi e alla mente. Ho apprezzato un po' meno la seconda, incentrata invece sulla parte politica e sociale del secolo (come dopotutto era già anticipato nel sottotitolo del libro). Troppo prolisso nelle prime pagine della seconda parte e troppo dinamico - e a tratti confusionale - verso la fine.

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍😀 3y
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jdtchicago

A good book is an event in my life.

tea_stankovic I love this book and this quote :) 3y
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tea_stankovic
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GinaAnderson Another one in my stack I'm dying to get to. 3y
Hobbinol I read this book such a very long time ago, but I remember thinking how strange it was that the main characters were always going up and down ladders! 🙄 3y
tea_stankovic @GinaAnderson Great one! @Hobbinol Yup, his love life was also going up and down all the time 3y
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Pickpick

Comes in at 532 pages for the #2016ReadHarderChallenge! I've read a lot of classic British literature but not much French. This was racy, funny, with more than a touch of melodrama, but also educational on the history and culture of France at the time.

SusanInTiburon Great book, great photo! 3y
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One of the best things about reading the right book at the right time is how the book becomes intertwined with that time in life.

tea_stankovic I love this quote! 😊 3y
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Paris reading. 🇫🇷📕