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The Red and the Black Handsome, Ambitious Julien Sorel Is Determined To Rise Above His Humble Provincial Origins Soon Realizing That Success Can Only Be Achieved By Adopting The Subtle Code Of Hypocrisy By Which Society Operates, He Begins To Achieve Advancement Through Deceit And Self Interest His Triumphant Career Takes Him Into The Heart Of Glamorous Parisian Society, Along The Way Conquering The Gentle, Married Madame De R Nal, And The Haughty Mathilde But Then Julien Commits An Unexpected, Devastating Crime And Brings About His Own Downfall The Red And The Black Is A Lively, Satirical Portrayal Of French Society After Waterloo, Riddled With Corruption, Greed And Ennui, And Julien The Cold Exploiter Whose Machiavellian Campaign Is Undercut By His Own Emotions Is One Of The Most Intriguing Characters In European Literature.


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    I was taking the train from Geneva to Grenoble, one of the most beautiful routes in the world, and I was reading Le Rouge et le Noir for the second time I hadn t picked the book because I was visiting Grenoble, it just worked out that way I was alone in the compartment it was one of those old fashioned carriages which still had compartments.At the fifth or sixth stop, the door opened, and a young woman entered carrying a lot of heavy luggage She asked me, in French, if I d mind helping her p I was taking the train from Geneva to Grenoble, one of the most beautiful routes in the world, and I was reading Le Rouge et le Noir for the second time I hadn t picked the book because I was visiting Grenoble, it just worked out that way I was alone in the compartment it was one of those old fashioned carriages which still had compartments.At the fifth or sixth stop, the door opened, and a young woman entered carrying a lot of heavy luggage She asked me, in French, if I d mind helping her put it up on the rack, and I did so She smiled and thanked me, I smiled back She was small, dark and very pretty in a North African way We got chatting, and quickly determined that her English was slightly worse than my French the conversation, which initially had mixed both languages, settled down to being completely francophone She told me that French was her second language, Berber being the first, but she sounded pretty near perfect to me.She asked what my book was, and I showed it to her She...


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    Nothing can distinguish a man as a death sentence, thought Mathilde It s the only thing one can t buy Julien Sorel was a young man with an audacious intellect Such a gift can be a great resource that can be exploited for financial gain or it can be a burden that keeps a person in perpetual misery Sorel, the hero of our story, experiences both the wonders and the loneliness that sometimes goes hand in hand with being too aware to accept fate without attempting to manipulate a better futur Nothing can distinguish a man as a death sentence, thought Mathilde It s the only thing one can t buy Julien Sorel was a young man with an audacious intellect Such a gift can be a great resource that can be exploited for financial gain or it can be a burden that keeps a person in perpetual misery Sorel, the hero of our story, experiences both the wonders and the loneliness that sometimes goes hand in hand with being too aware to accept fate without attempting to manipulate a better future He is handsome,...


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    The Red and the Black draws a colorful mosaic about the required hypocrisy to climb the ladder of social status in the France of the July Revolution Chronicled by an omniscient narrator, who meets every requisite to be Stendhal himself, the reader follows the story of Julien Sorel, a young man of humble origins whose only ambition is to ascend in the social hierarchy in a world still dominated by the Machiavellian politicking of the clergy and the nobility after the downfall of the Emperor Des The Red and the Black draws a colorful mosaic about the required hypocrisy to climb the ladder of social status in the France of the July R...


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    It s a book about the dangers of reading The novel s characters are seduced by ideas, poetic gestures, tragic endings, narratives they might inhabit and soon find themselves enslaved to them, marching lockstep in the footprints of characters whose stories they ve read Stendhal obviously takes pleasure in his position as most recent seducer of the book s reader and he sugar coats his narrative pills just enough that it s only later, with the feeling of slight corrosion in your stomach, that you It s a book about the dangers o...


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    923 Le Rouge et le Noir The Red and The Black, StendhalLe Rouge et le Noir The Red and the Black is a historical psychological novel in two volumes by Stendhal, published in 1830 It chronicles the attempts of a provincial young man to rise socially beyond his modest upbringing through a combination of talent, hard work, deception, and hypocrisy He ultimately allows his passions to betray him.Book I Book I presents Julien Sorel, the ambitious son of a carpenter in the fictional village of 923 Le Rouge et le Noir The Red and The Black, StendhalLe Rouge et le Noir The Red and the Black is a historical psychological novel in two volumes by Stendhal, published in 1830 It chronicles the attempts of a provincial young man to rise socially beyond his modest upbringing through a combination of talent, hard work, deception, and hypocrisy He ultimately allows his passions to betray him.Book I Book I presents Julien Sorel, the ambitious son of a carpenter in the fictional village of Verri res, in Franche Comt , France He would rather read and daydream about the glory days of Napoleon s long disbanded army than work his father s timber business with his brothers, who beat him for his intellectual affectations He becomes an acolyte of the abb Ch lan, the local Catholic prelate, who later secures him a job tutoring the child...


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    Julien Sorel tanto nos pode irritar como comover inteligente mas vive constantemente desconfiado, sabe manipular a seu bel prazer mas alimenta um ressentimento que o envenena Contudo, d nos a volta pela sua ingenuidade e por aquele permanente complexo de inferioridade que faz dele um ser indefeso e humilhado.Na Fran a vive se o per odo da Restaura o ap s a queda de Napole o O pa s encontra se dividido entre Realistas, defensores da monarquia absoluta, e Liberais, partid rios de uma ...


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    I just finished watching the latest movie adaptation of Les Miserables and there is a song there about Red and Black I got excited because both Les Miserables and this book Scarlet and Black also known as Red and Black were both written by French novelists and set in the 19th century France So, when I heard the song being sung by those young actors in Les Miz I said so that s the other meaning of those colorsRed the blood of angry men Black the dark of ages past ...


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