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The Red and the Black: A Chronicle of the Nineteenth Century (Oxford World's Classics)

ISBN13: 9780192838711
ISBN: 0192838717
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $9.95
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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Pages: 592
Average Goodreads rating: 3.88/5 (93 ratings)

The son of a carpenter, Julian Sorel is inspired by the writings of Napoleon to conquer the heights of society. His initial plan to work his way up through the church is, however, thwarted when he is forced to accept employment as a tutor--and this rash social entrepreneur certainly has not considered the dangers of falling in love. Stendhal's novel is an amusing and piquant study of hypocrisy and free will in post-Napoleonic France.