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The Red and the Black

The Red and the Black

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Written by StendhalAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Stendhal
Translated by Burton RaffelAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Burton Raffel
Introduction by Diane JohnsonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Diane Johnson

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
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  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • On Sale: May 11, 2004
  • Price: $11.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8129-7207-8 (0-8129-7207-4)
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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.

“[Burton Raffel’s] exciting new translation of The Red and the Black blasts Stendhal into the twenty-first century.”
—Salon.com