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Extended Audio Sample Scarlet and Black, by Stendhal
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (16,308 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stendhal Narrator: Martin Jarvis Publisher: CSA Word Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Young Julien Sorel, one of the greatest characters in European literature, tries to rise above his humble peasant origins through a combination of talent and hard work - but also seduction, deception, and hypocrisy. The story is set in 19th-century France and is filled with sex, violence, romance, and humour.

Recently a BBC-TV serial starring Alice Krige, this audiobook is read by one of the stars of the TV film, Martin Jarvis.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Phil | 2/13/2014

    " A work that seems almost epic in scope, this novel is a really fascinating examination of 19th century France. Following the main character, we get Stendhal's critique of hypocrisy in the French military (the Red), and the clergy (the Black), which mirror the hypocrisy of the aristocracy. It is only by playing to that hypocrisy, thereby becoming a hypocrite himself, that Julien--the protagonist--is able to advance from his peasant roots. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Wren | 2/11/2014

    " This was surprisingly good - and quite dishy. Full of romance, scandal and surprises, not at all stuffy like we expect classic literature to be. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Denisa Curta | 2/8/2014

    " Soo boring "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marisa | 1/30/2014

    " I read this for book group. I'm glad I read it. I had always wanted to read Stendahl, but I didn't love it. The book group was also tepid about it. "

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