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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,344 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stendhal Narrator: Pedro Montoya Publisher: Yoyo USA Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2006 ISBN:
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Esta novela muestra la desilusion de un joven idealista cuando todo lo que creia acaba siendo destruido. La ironia es que cuando entra a un convento de cartujo, en busca de paz, ni siquiera alli la logra. Es una obra de gran belleza, con una vision lírica del mundo.

A compelling novel of passion and daring, of prisons and heroic escape, of political chicanery and sublime personal courage.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Newengland | 2/17/2014

    " I read this on the beach in Scarborough. Hardly your quintessential beach read. But I swear I was in Italy with this little hotheaded, prototypically hormone-driven angry young man in love with (who else?) a most beautiful young woman. Oh yeah. And something about Waterloo. Where else to read about Waterloo than hard against the ocean? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 2/11/2014

    " I loved this. Brilliant writing, really funny, excellent female characters... Makes many modern novels look thin indeed. This edition is the one to buy, with a nice introduction. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tatiana | 2/3/2014

    " Somehow the romantic and royal court dramas don't really appeal to me. I would have loved for the book to a be a bit more challenging, instead it is rather boring, without actual purpose and the character development is slow if any at all. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/21/2014

    " Not that great. The characters, while not being flat, are still not realistic. Fabrice (the hero) is an unmitigated bungler who is naive to the extreme. When he wants to join Napoleon's army he attempts to ask Napoleon to let him join, and that is amongst the less insane of his exploits. The only really enjoyable parts involve Fabrice's second imprisonment because Stendhal describes it so well. The political intrigues are so great in number one gets sick of them and they often hinge on the ridiculous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanie | 1/20/2014

    " A tedious but interesting look at late 18th century Italy. I see that a new translation was published in 2007 -- perhaps more lively! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katharine Holden | 1/20/2014

    " Interesting bits sandwiched between long stretches of Can we move on, now? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicola Stratton | 1/20/2014

    " My very brief review: Great in places but a bit rambling. Not as good as 'The Red and the Black' in my opinion. Disappointing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick\ | 10/31/2013

    " Machinations, human raw emotion wedded to etiquette. Brilliant even in translation. What a read! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Redsteve | 10/16/2013

    " Not terrible but I'm at page 160 and it's still not doing much for me. I may come back to it at some point, but I feel that I have given this book a chance to wow me and it has failed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rivka | 10/1/2013

    " So I guess it turns out I really am a sucker for lots and lots of plot. Though still, in the end, The Red and The Black remains the deeper love. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 2/26/2013

    " Nice story, cute style but I was missing the excitement over the most pages. Only in the end I could find some which was far too late somehow... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonfaith | 6/29/2012

    " Read in Morocco, particularly along the Atlantic Coast, I found Fabrice's childish worldview refreshing, almost an antipode to Julien Sorel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paige | 4/15/2012

    " Stendhal is literary rococo - over the top romance and gallantry. Beautifully written, fun period literature. Reading the Charterhouse of Parma or The Red and the Black will teach you everything you ever needed to know about the French spirit : ) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lu | 2/25/2012

    " A unique and tragic love story in the nineteenth century Italy. There's a beautifully written scene depicting the battle of Waterloo which is said to have influenced Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victor | 10/30/2011

    " At times, seemed like an opera, with lots of buffonery, exaggeration and extravagant behaviour. The critique of absolutist rule was not always obvious to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cooper | 4/15/2011

    " A frustrating experience. Wonderfully fresh and vivid pages immediately followed by discursive explanations of background material and setting. Fabrizio's involvement in the battle of Waterloo is great. I've read five Stendhal books at this point, and Life of Henri Brulard is far and away the best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 _topo_ | 11/16/2010

    " [audiolibro]
    Se esiste un confine fra romanticismo da un lato, e stupidità e ridicolo dall'altra, questo confine è stato superato. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lu | 11/10/2010

    " A unique and tragic love story in the nineteenth century Italy. There's a beautifully written scene depicting the battle of Waterloo which is said to have influenced Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Martha | 10/22/2010

    " Couldn't finish. Guess French Romantic literature is beyond me. I've read 100 pages each of Proust, Mme Bovary, and the C of P b/c I didn't want to die without saying I'd tried them, but I don't see the point. When none of the characters is sympathetic, what keeps you going? Just shallow I guess. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana | 9/5/2010

    " it was all fun and games until it abruptly ended. silly stendhal "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 7/21/2010

    " Court intrigue and political machinations? No, thanks. I liked Stendhal's writing, but his plot failed to interest me. As much as it pains me to not finish a book, I had to drop this one after 120 pages. "

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Author Stendhal

Stendhal, the pen name of Marie-Henri Beyle (1783–1842), was a nineteenth-century French writer. Known for his acute analysis of his characters’ psychology, he is considered one of the earliest and foremost practitioners of realism in his two novels, Le Rouge et le Noir (The Red and the Black, 1830) and La Chartreuse de Parme (The Charterhouse of Parma, 1839).