The Red & the Black – Stendhal

S$105.00

The Red & the Black – Stendhal

S$105.00

Title: The Red & the Black
Author: Stendhal, Mette Ivers (illus)
Publisher: The Franklin Library, 1979 (Limited Edition)
Condition: Hardcover, red leather. Minor shelf wear, otherwise like new condition. Looks like it was never read.

1 in stock

SKU: red-black-franklin-1979 Categories: , Tag:

Description

About the book:

A historical psychological novel first 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—yet who ultimately allows his passions to betray him.

André Gide said that The Red and the Black was a novel ahead of its time, that it was a novel for readers in the 20th century. In Stendhal’s time, prose novels included dialogue and omniscient narrator descriptions; his great contribution to literary technique was describing the psychologies (feelings, thoughts, interior monologues) of the characters, and as a result he is considered the creator of the psychological novel.

(from wikipedia)