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Title: Scarlet and Black. A Chronicle of the Nineteenth Century
Description: Harmondsworth, England, Penguin Books, 1985. Reprint, Binding: Soft Cover, Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 0140440305 Paperback Paperback. Slight foxing to end inside covers.Slight wear to cover. Translated and with an Introduction by Margaret R. B. Shaw. It mirrors, rather than paints, mobile and revealing glimpses of life as it was wiled 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 surprisintg crime he commits (out of passion, principle or insanity), he turns into Stendhal's greatest and most completely human creation. 509 pp.

Keywords: Literature Classic Nineteenth Century

Price: GBP 6.00 = appr. US$ 8.57 Seller: The London Bookworm
- Book number: 052180

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