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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (16,331 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stendhal Narrator: Davina Porter Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Julien Sorel is the handsome young tutor to the mayor’s children, penniless but driven by ambition. Madame de Renal, thirty, is a tender, virtuous and loyal wife with the nature of an angel. Between them a passion plunges them from the heights to the depths in this epic novel considered to be among the greatest in the literature of France.

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  • “One of the greatest nineteenth-century novels.”

    Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Riana | 2/18/2014

    " A book to read more then one time, great! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Erika | 2/15/2014

    " required reading for M Guy at Bennington "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Simon | 2/15/2014

    " I laughed out loud reading it, which according to the chair of our French Department IS NOT THE RIGHT REACTION TO THIS VERY IMPORTANT WORK OF LITERATURE. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Flying | 1/30/2014

    " I never expected anything so it almost shocked me in the end. The novel's so powerful and subtle that I stop thinking for awhile. Then pick it up and read it again and stop thinking for more. It takes me a month to finish the book. I understand now why Nabokov said Classics is a book you want to reread. "

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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).