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This is an auction for THE RED & THE BLACK by Stendahl (the pen-name of Marie-Henri Beyle).

Translated by Charles Tergie.

With the illustrations of Jean Paul Quint, from the 1925 edition.

From Wikipedia:

"The Red and the Black (French: Le Rouge et le Noir), 1830, by Stendhal, is a historical psychological novel chronicling a provincial young man’s attempts to rise socially beyond his modest upbringing with a combination of talent and hard work, deception and hypocrisy — yet who ultimately allows his passions to betray him. Julien Sorel, the intelligent and ambitious protagonist, comes from a poor family and fails to understand the ways of the world he sets out to conquer. He harbours many romantic illusions, but becomes pawn in the political machinations of the ruthless and influential people about him. The adventures of the hero satirise early 19th-century French society, especially the hypocrisy and materialism of the aristocracy and members of the Roman Catholic Church, foretelling the coming radical changes that will depose them from their leading role in French society. The first volume’s epigraph is attributed to Danton: “The truth, the harsh truth”, but like most of the chapter epigraphs it is actually fictional. The novel’s title refers to the contrasting uniforms of the Army and the Church. Early in the story, Julien Sorel realistically observes that under the Bourbon restoration it is impossible for a man of his plebeian social class to distinguish himself in the army (as he might have done under Napoleon), hence only a Church career offers social advancement and glory..."

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Leather-bound and gold blocked hardback 1981.

496 pages.

New condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.40 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery the shipping cost will be $8.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • tracked mail for Rural Delivery (RD)$8.95
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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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