Book :: The Red and the Black

The Red and the Black
By: Stendhal
Pages: 607
Published: 1830
Genre(s): France
Historical Fiction
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"Julien Sorel, a provincial carpenter's son, plans a conquest of society at its highest level, in imitation of his hero Napoleon. While his brothers supervise the sawing of timber, Julien learns the latin bible by heart and plots the first step of his hypocritical rise, through the priesthood.

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