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The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal
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Nov 29, 08

Recommended for: Everyone
Read in January, 2006, read count: 1

An impressive novel written in a perfect and unique style, which offers an essential perspective of the spirit of the age. Not only of the age, I would argue, since this book (among a few others from the period) offers the keys to an understanding of modern mankind, and the moral, social, and (un)ethical development its history has taken since the French Revolution. A landscape of morals, values, all torn apart by the incessant wheels of so-called modern thought. Essential, like Stendhal's other magnificent masterpiece, The Red and the Black.
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