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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stendhal Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2013 ISBN: 9781470391089
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In the coming-of-age story, we follow a young Italian nobleman, Fabrizio Valserra, Marchesino del Dongo, on many adventures, including his experiences at the Battle of Waterloo and romantic intrigues.

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About the Author
Author Stendhal

Stendhal (1783–1842) was the nom-de-plume of Marie-Henri Beyle, who was born in Grenoble in 1783. He served in the army under Napoleon, but on the restoration of the monarchy moved to Italy, where he started his career as a travel writer. His great love of the arts, and his declared ecstatic dizziness at the overwhelming beauty and magnificence of Italian paintings, frescoes, statues, and architecture, particularly in Florence, led to the recent coining of the “Stendhal Syndrome.” On his return to Paris in 1821, he moved into society, had several publicized affairs, and in 1830 published The Red and the Black, considered by many to be one of his masterpieces. He took a diplomatic post in Italy, but in 1841 became ill and returned to Paris, where he died of a stroke in 1842.

About the Narrator

Edoardo Ballerini is an actor, narrator, director, and film producer. He is best known for his work on screen as junkie Corky Caporale in The Sopranos. An acclaimed narrator, he has won four AudioFile Earphones Awards.