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A Major New Translation

The Red and the Black, Stendhal’s masterpiece, is the story of Julien Sorel, a young dreamer from the provinces, fueled by Napoleonic ideals, whose desire to make his fortune sets in motion events both mesmerizing and tragic. Sorel’s quest to find himself, and the doomed love he encounters along the way, are delineated with an unprecedented psychological depth and realism. At the same time, Stendhal weaves together the social life and fraught political intrigues of post–Napoleonic France, bringing that world to unforgettable, full-color life. His portrait of Julien and early-nineteenth-century France remains an unsurpassed creation, one that brilliantly anticipates modern literature.

Neglected during its time, The Red and the Black has assumed its rightful place as one of the world’s great books, and Burton Raffel’s extraordinary new translation, coupled with an enlightening Introduction by Diane Johnson, helps it shine more brightly than ever before.

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A major new translation of Stendhal's masterpiece by acclaimed, bestselling translator Burton Raffel, The Red and the Black tells of Julien Sorel, an ambitious young man from the provinces fueled by dreams of Napoleonic heroism.

Synopsis:

During the Bourbon Restoration, Julien Sorel disregards all moral codes as he attempts to accumulate power.

About the Author

Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle) was born in Grenoble in 1783. He served in Napoleon’s cavalry and thereafter lived in Italy and Paris, where he wrote many books, including On Love, the autobiographical Life of Henri Brulard, The Charterhouse of Parma (which he wrote in fifty-two days), and The Red and the Black. He died in 1842.

Burton Raffel is a distinguished professor of humanities at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. His many translations include Rabelais’s Gargantua and Pantagruel, winner of the 1991 French-American Foundation Translation Prize, Chrétien de Troyes’s Arthurian Romances, Cervantes’s Don Quijote, and Balzac’s Père Goriot. His translation of Beowulf has sold more than a million copies.

Diane Johnson is the author of ten novels—most recently Le Mariage and Le Divorce—two books of essays, two biographies, and the screenplay for Stanley Kubrick’s classic film The Shining. She has been a finalist four times for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781588363053
Subtitle:
A Chronicle of 1830
Publisher:
Modern Library
Translator:
Raffel, Burton
Notes by:
Madden, James
Introduction:
Johnson, Diane
Author:
Stendhal
Author:
Madden, James
Author:
Raffel, Burton
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
France
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Fiction-Classics
Subject:
Fiction : Classics
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Edition Description:
Modern Library
Publication Date:
2003
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
524

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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Product details 524 pages Modern Library - English 9781588363053 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A major new translation of Stendhal's masterpiece by acclaimed, bestselling translator Burton Raffel, The Red and the Black tells of Julien Sorel, an ambitious young man from the provinces fueled by dreams of Napoleonic heroism.
"Synopsis" by , During the Bourbon Restoration, Julien Sorel disregards all moral codes as he attempts to accumulate power.
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