Il rosso e il nero
Publish date: 2005
Pages no: 556
Edition language: Italian
, European Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 19th Century
, French Literature
I didn't think I'd wind up liking this book much reading the first dozens of pages. The book is centered on Julian Sorel, the brilliant and ambitious son of a peasant in post-Napoleon France. The "red" and the "black" of the title refer to the two routes to power for someone of humble birth in the F...
Brilliant! A must read for all interested in political intrigues. Devlin
This is not at all what I expected. I kind of feared this would a stodgy morality story and in a way it was a morality play but it was far from stodgy. I can't count the number of times it made me genuinely laugh because of the brilliant satire.Our main protagonist Julien seems to be a massive colle...
”Nothing can distinguish a man as a death sentence,” thought Mathilde. “It’s the only thing one can’t buy.”Julien Sorel was a young man with an audacious intellect. Such a gift can be a great resource that can be exploited for financial gain or it can be a burden that keeps a person in perpetual mis...
Ech, "Czerwone i czarne"... No cóż, niestety poddałam się w połowie lektury, po paru początkowych rozdziałach drugiej części książki. Co smutne, najpierw czytanie szło mi dość szybko i przyjemnie. O ile jednak na poczatku styl Stendhala i - zwłaszcza - postać głównego bohatera naprawdę przypadły mi ...