The Red and the Black, Volume I cover

The Red and the Black, Volume I

Stendhal

1. 00 - Introduction
2. 01 - A Small Town
3. 02 - A Mayor
4. 03 - The Poor Fund
5. 04 - A Father and a Son
6. 05 - A Negotiation
7. 06 - Ennui
8. 07 - The Effective Affinities
9. 08 - Little Episodes
10. 09 - An Evening in the Country
11. 10 - A Great Heart and a Small Fortune
12. 11 - An Evening
13. 12 - A Journey
14. 13 - The Open Work Stocking
15. 14 - The English Scissors
16. 15 - The Cock's Song
17. 16 - The day After
18. 17 - The First Deputy
19. 18 - A King at Verrieres
20. 19 - Thinking Produces Suffering
21. 20 - Anonymous Letters
22. 21 - Dialogue with a Master
23. 22 - Manners of Procedure
24. 23 - Sorrows of an Official
25. 24 - A Capital
26. 25 - The Seminary
27. 26 - The World, or what the rich lack
28. 27 - First Experience of Life
29. 28 - A Procession
30. 29 - The First Promotion
31. 30 - An Ambitious Man

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Summary

Stendhal - a German pen-name for a French writer who hated the English. Contemporary to some of the great names of French literature like Balzac and Flaubert, Stendhal is quite often considered a writer that doesn't seem to fit a defined genre. Some say he's a Romantic, others that he's a Modernist and that Le Rouge et Le Noir is the first modern novel. On one point they are all agreed: the novel is a masterpiece that shows a young theology student - Julien Sorel - intelligent, handsome and who is determined to rise above his humble peasant origins. Stendhal presents the reader with a satirical plot that will involve you in passions, intrigues, last-minute reversals and, mostly, the hypocrisy by which society operates.