The Red & The Black – Stendhal


The Red & The Black – Stendhal


Title: The Red and the Black

Author: Stendhal, Charles Tergie (trans), Jean Paul Quint (illus)

Publisher: Oxford University Press with the Franklin Library, 1984. Part of the Oxford Library of the World’s Great Books.

Condition: Quarter leather, cloth boards. 22k gilt to covers and all edges. In near fine condition. 

1 in stock

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About the book (from Wikipedia):

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.