Tuesday, 25 February 2014




The Definitive Edition of THE RED AND THE BLACK by Stendhal 
-Illustrated with period illustrations and historical images 
-Complete, unabridged, and formatted for kindle to improve your reading experience 
-Linked table of contents to reach your chapter quickly 
-The classic translation by C.K. Scott Moncrieff 

“One of the 1000 books everyone must read.” The Guardian 

“Brilliant! Exquisite, seductive, florid prose! Stendhal’s The Red and the Black is a rich, luxurious trip to the old times. This book explores the universe of human intellect. A book filled with intrigue, pride, ambition, love, passion, lust, and politics. The main characters are delightfully complex. Not many characters in the history of literature are as appealing, intelligent, passionate, multidimensional, egocentric, fickle, and often frustrating as Mathilde and Julien.” Regina 

“Why didn't I read this sooner? The protagonist Julien is a complicated and contradictory character. His ambition and passion are always at odds, and although he's intelligent his vanity and romanticism lead him to act as if he were completely naive. What I like is that we're allowed to see all of his really ugly character traits, some of which are scarily relatable. It's a dark book, about religion, hypocrisy, society and the military, without anything even resembling a happy ending, but it was way ahead of its time and is completely engrossing.” Anne 

‘“I shall be understood in 1880," said Stendhal—i.e. around half a century after he published this, his most renowned novel. Telling the story of the young, impassioned hero, Julien Sorel, as he exerts himself to rise above his humble station using a mixture of native gifts and hypocrisy, Stendhal wrote in a style inimical to both Classicists and Romantics alike; and so the book reads astonishingly freshly today. The words applied to Sorel at one point could apply to Stendhal himself: "You haven't a Frenchman's frivolous mind, and you understand the principle of utility.”’ The Guardian 

“In The Red and the Black, Stendhal foreshadowed alienation and disaffection. He made them as sexy as a lipstick trace on a wine glass by embodying them in Julien Sorel, an epicene young theology student endowed with his creator's own intelligence and ambition without any of his physical repulsiveness. It has been said that Julien Sorel is the fictional creation of the 19th century who most haunts the 20th. Stendhal, the provincial petite bourgeois, took his revenge on French society by pointing Julien on the road from Verriers ("one of the prettiest little towns in all Franche-Conte") to Paris and—voila! —the modern novel was born.” Salon.com 

THE RED AND THE BLACK features the classic novel by Stendhal in a specially designed edition for kindle. This classic novel is one of the most insightful and exciting books ever written. Read it as it’s meant to be read: complete, and unabridged, with period illustrations. 

This book is also known as SCARLET AND BLACK: A CHRONICLE OF 1830

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