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Rojo y negro

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  49,527 ratings  ·  1,593 reviews
En un aserradero perdido en los bosques del Franco Condado, un joven seminarista despreciado por su ruda familia, lleno de sueños y ambiciones, lee un libro. Poco sospecha que su vida está a punto de dar un giro decisivo y que su entrada como preceptor en casa de monsieur de Rênal será el comienzo de su apertura al amor, a la vida y, finalmente, al crimen. En esta novela, ...more
Paperback, 691 pages
Published June 30th 2004 by Alianza (first published 1830)
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AGamarra Of course. But in XIX siecle it was not, but now everyone thinks Stendhal is as important like Flaubert or Balzac. I think is greaer
Alan Lindsay This book is a classic for good reason. But if you are not familiar with the state of France in the early days after Napoleon, then you're probably…moreThis book is a classic for good reason. But if you are not familiar with the state of France in the early days after Napoleon, then you're probably missing most of the subtext. The "plot" of any really good novel is not likely to be particularly entertaining. The development and exploration of ideas is. To understand what ideas the book is embroiled in, you may wan to spend some time reading about the book. The title gives you a start: the red (soldier, politics, the world) and the black (religion, priesthood, forsaking of the world). But even that is superficial. Rene Girard offers an interpretation of the book in Deceit, Desire and the Novel that places the interests in the realm of what he calls Mimetic Desire. Follow the path of the theme not the dull movement of Julien's love interest and you'll see why this novel deserves its reputation. If you're not yet ready to do that, put it aside and come back to it later.(less)

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Manny
Nov 25, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was taking the train from Geneva to Grenoble, one of the most beautiful routes in the world, and I was reading Le Rouge et le Noir for the second time. I hadn't picked the book because I was visiting Grenoble, it just worked out that way. I was alone in the compartment; it was one of those old-fashioned carriages which still had compartments.

At the fifth or sixth stop, the door opened, and a young woman entered carrying a lot of heavy luggage. She asked me, in French, if I'd mind helping her p
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Jeffrey Keeten
Mar 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: the-french
”Nothing can distinguish a man as a death sentence,” thought Mathilde. “It’s the only thing one can’t buy.”

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Julien Sorel was a young man with an audacious intellect. Such a gift can be a great resource that can be exploited for financial gain or it can be a burden that keeps a person in perpetual misery. Sorel, the hero of our story, experiences both the wonders and the loneliness that sometimes goes hand in hand with being too aware to accept fate without attempting to manipulate a better futur
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Dolors
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Skeptics and believers
Recommended to Dolors by: Emilie
Shelves: read-in-2015, dost
The Red and the Black draws a colorful mosaic about the required hypocrisy to climb the ladder of social status in the France of the July Revolution.
Chronicled by an omniscient narrator, who meets every requisite to be Stendhal himself, the reader follows the story of Julien Sorel, a young man of humble origins whose only ambition is to ascend in the social hierarchy in a world still dominated by the Machiavellian politicking of the clergy and the nobility after the downfall of the Emperor.
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Ahmad Sharabiani
923. Le Rouge et le Noir = The Red and The Black, Stendhal
Le Rouge et le Noir (The Red and the Black) is a historical psychological novel in two volumes by Stendhal, published in 1830. It chronicles the attempts of a provincial young man to rise socially beyond his modest upbringing through a combination of talent, hard work, deception, and hypocrisy. He ultimately allows his passions to betray him.
Book I: Book I presents Julien Sorel, the ambitious son of a carpenter in the fictional village of
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Dana Ilie
Aug 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Most people have heard of it and a lot probably have it on the shelves as part of the classics collection. Waste time no more! This is one of the rare books where the genius of the writer is tangible. It is not only exceptionally accurate and well-observed in psychological element, but an invaluable narrative of the history and politics of the post Revolution France. This book can be read and re-read throughout one's life and never fail to give a fresh perspective and a valuable lesson. Extraord ...more
°°°·.°·..·°¯°·._.· ʜᴇʟᴇɴ Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος ·._.·°¯°·.·° .·°°° ★·.·´¯`·.·★ Ⓥⓔⓡⓝⓤⓢ Ⓟⓞⓡⓣⓘⓣⓞⓡ Ⓐⓡⓒⓐⓝⓤⓢ Ταμετούρο   Αμ
Το κόκκινο και το μαύρο δημιουργήθηκε για να εκφράσει πολύχρωμες, συμβολικές και διαχρονικά ανθρώπινες επιθυμίες. Ανάγκες, σχετικά με τα μυστήρια που υπάρχουν στην ανθρώπινη φύση, καθώς και μία συνεχή ψυχολογική αναζήτηση για κίνητρα επιλογών που θα φιλοδοξούν πάντα να παρασύρονται με ρομαντική φαντασία και να αποπλανούνται με κυνική ψευδαίσθηση.

Δεν θα το χαρακτήριζα αμιγώς πολιτικό ή κοινωνικό χρονικό εποχής. Φυσικά εμπεριέχει ιστορικές,πολιτικές και θρησκευτικές αποτιμήσεις εξέλιξης και πολιτ
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معمولاً وقتی اسم رمان های کلاسیک میاد، آدم احساس میکنه باید منتظر یه اثر دراز و خسته کننده باشه، پر از آدمایی که عصا قورت دادن و راجع به اخلاقیات و قضایای کلی حکم صادر میکنن. شرمنده، این رمان هم همین طوریه!
ولی خب، از حق نگذریم، همین مسائل رو، کمابیش ضمن داستان خوبی مطرح کرده. هر چند یه مقداری میشد پریشانی و اضطراب داستان کمتر بشه، ولی میشه شخصیت ها رو دوست داشت. خیلیاشون ملموسن.
Ilenia Zodiaco
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classici, europea
Una satira impietosa della società francese divisa tra invidie e rivalità di status (aristocratici, parvenu, figli di carpentieri), provenienza (provinciali e parigini), professione e ideologie. Insomma i rossi e i neri, i militari e i chierici, i restauratori e i napoleonici, i calcolatori e i passionali e così via. Questi conflitti sono riproposti nella natura duplice del nostro protagonista: Julien Sorel. Un personaggio i cui ideali si scontrano con la realtà sociale in cui è (ma che novità) ...more
Fernando
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
¡Qué grande era mi presunción cuando estaba en Verrières! –se decía Julien-. Creía vivir y en realidad no hacía más que prepararme para la vida. Heme aquí por fin en el mundo, tal como lo encontraré hasta que acabe de representar mi papel, rodeado de verdaderos enemigos.
En el interior de aquel personaje singular, casi todos los días había tormenta.


"Rojo y negro" era uno de los pocos clásicos de la literatura universal que nunca había leído, así que me conseguí una buena edición y comencé con la
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Maria Thomarey
Aug 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Κάποιος με ρώτησε κάποια στιγμή , αν το " κόκκινο και το μαύρο " είναι ενα πολιτικό βιβλίο .
Στ'αληθεια δε ξέρω την απάντηση . Αυτο που ξέρω είναι οτι αφορά σχέσεις εξουσίας κι εξάρτησης και αυτο ναι το κάνει ενα πολιτικό βιβλίο .
Quinn Slobodian
Dec 02, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's a book about the dangers of reading. The novel's characters are seduced by ideas, poetic gestures, tragic endings, narratives they might inhabit and soon find themselves enslaved to them, marching lockstep in the footprints of characters whose stories they've read. Stendhal obviously takes pleasure in his position as most recent seducer of the book's reader and he sugar-coats his narrative pills just enough that it's only later, with the feeling of slight corrosion in your stomach, that you ...more
K.D. Absolutely
Jan 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to K.D. by: 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (2006-2012)
I just finished watching the latest movie adaptation of Les Miserables and there is a song there about Red and Black. I got excited because both Les Miserables and this book Scarlet and Black also known as Red and Black were both written by French novelists and set in the 19th century France. So, when I heard the song being sung by those young actors in Les Miz I said so that's the other meaning of those colors!
lesmiserables♪♫♪Red - the blood of angry men!
Black - the dark of ages past!
Red - a world about to
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peiman-mir5 rezakhani
دوستانِ گرانقدر، این داستان در فرانسه و در سالِ 1830 رخ میدهد... داستان در موردِ زندگیِ پیچیدهٔ جوانی به نامِ <ژولین سورِل> میباشد... ژولین در شهرِ "وری یر" زندگی کرده است... او با دین و مذهب مخالف است و انسانِ موردِ ستایشِ او، ناپلئون است.... جرقهٔ داستان از زمانی زده میشود که ژولین برایِ آموزشِ فرزندانِ اشراف زاده ای به نامِ <دورنال> وارد خانه و زندگیِ آنها میشود... پس از مدتی، ژولین با همسرِ دورنال، طرح دوستی ریخته و با هم واردِ رابطهٔ مخفیانه و سکس میشوند... ولی دوستی آنها لو رفت ...more
Chuck LoPresti
Jun 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's fairly easy to see why this book isn't more well-known as it was ahead of its time in 1830 and overshadowed by Flaubert, Balzac, and Hugo. And despite the fact that some consider it among the first "modern" novels it is probably a bit too dated to appeal to a more modern-focused crowd. I think I've come to a perfect period in my reading where this makes perfect sense. After Proust, Banffy and Zilahy - another read about courtly high society was a tough sell but I persevered a bit exhausted ...more
Carmo
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: frança, my-bib
Julien Sorel tanto nos pode irritar como comover. É inteligente mas vive constantemente desconfiado, sabe manipular a seu bel prazer mas alimenta um ressentimento que o envenena . Contudo, dá-nos a volta pela sua ingenuidade e por aquele permanente complexo de inferioridade que faz dele um ser indefeso e humilhado.

Na França vive-se o período da Restauração após a queda de Napoleão. O país encontra-se dividido entre Realistas, defensores da monarquia absoluta, e Liberais, partidários de uma Franç
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Mariel
Dec 01, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fat cats
Recommended to Mariel by: house cats
Ultimately, Stendhal's The Red and the Black almost pissed me off. If I see this book again I'm tempted to say to it, "I'm not rationally sure why you kinda pissed me off. I just know you did!" It really would have if I had cared enough about any of the people in it to be pissed off. I hate that feeling of self persuasion as inevitable, as people being trapped in mind games. It sucks but I cannot swallow the idea that there is no other outcome. I know it's satire. I kinda hate satire. I don't wa ...more
Elizabeth K.
Mar 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2006-new-reads
I read this for two reasons: First, now, when I die, I can say "Why yes, I've read Stendhal." Right, I don't know who at my deathbed is going to be asking me about Stendhal, but it's one more thing to cross off my worry list. Maybe there's some sort of deathbed reckoning for book snobs that involves a Ghost of Literature Past. Then our conversation could go like this:

Ghost of Literature Past: And you've read Stendhal ... ?
Me: Yes, indeedy!
GLP: Hmmm. Yes. Hmmm ... and it was in translation, I bel
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Το Άσχημο Ρύζι Καρολίνα
Πόσο με μπέρδεψε αυτό το βιβλίο! Χωρίς αμφιβολία το βρήκα αριστουργηματικό, αλλά αναρωτιέμαι, αν πρόκειται για σάτιρα των ηθών του 19ου αιώνα και δη της εποχής της Παλινόρθωσης των Βουρβόνων (1814 – 1830) ή αν είναι μια αλληγορία για τους Ναπολεόντιους χρόνους που προηγήθηκαν, αν είναι ένα ρομαντικό ή κοινωνικό - ρεαλιστικό μυθιστόρημα, δεν κατάλαβα καν ποια είναι η αληθινή κοσμοθεωρία του συγγραφέα. Είναι ένα βιβλίο που πολύ εύκολα μπορεί να παγιδέψει τον αναγνώστη σε λανθασμένα συμπεράσματα. Α ...more
David
Mar 10, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If nothing else, read Moncrieff's translation to seep yourself in the highly latinate, generally overeducated and comfortably contorted prose ('But the adroitness with the want of which we are reproaching him would have debarred the sublime impulse of seizing the sword which, at that moment, made him appear so handsome in the eyes of Mademoiselle de La Mole') -- it will do wonders for the style of your work emails. Trust me on this one.

What to say about Stendhal? I think he exists halfway betwee
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Teresa
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh, nineteenth century!

Not counting the subtitle—'A Chronicle of the 19th Century' (which I didn’t know of until just now: it’s not on the cover or the title page of either copy of the book I have on hand)—I count eight mentions of the phrase ‘nineteenth century’ by the omniscient narrator, of which two are apostrophes, including the quote above, which is from one of the later chapters. Revolution and the turmoil of change in the world has led to this lamentation, in much the same way our gener
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فهد الفهد
الأحمر والأسود

تأخرت كثيراً في الكتابة عن ستاندال وكتابيه، ولا أدري لماذا؟ ربما كان انشغالي بالمعرض هو السبب، وربما حقيقة أن الكتابين كانا ضخمين، وأردت فترة أهضمهما فيها وأخرج برأي، ستاندال من الأدباء المثيرين للجدل، فهناك من قدروه واعتبروه أباً للرواية النفسية وروائياً سابقاً لزمانه، وهناك من لا يطيقونه ولا يطيقون أسلوبه الكلاسيكي، عاش ستاندال في فترة حاسمة من تاريخ فرنسا، فهو قد ولد قبل الثورة الفرنسية بسنوات قليلة، وعاصر الحروب النابليونية، وكتب عن هذا بحكم أنه كره نابليون زمناً، وأحبه زمناً
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Siti
Mar 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: letto
Sdegno, rabbia, orgoglio, ferocia ed energia. Giovinezza e ambizione. Il mito napoleonico irripetibile e non più imitabile, un contesto sociale ostile, classista e irraggiungibile, fatto di privilegi e di privilegiati. Una Francia all’ombra della seconda Rivoluzione.
La storia di una scalata sociale? La storia di un fallimento? L’emblema di un’epoca? Chi è Julien Sorel? L’ideale che si scontra con il reale? L’ipocrisia fatta persona? Uno squarcio anacronistico nella storia?
Difficile rispondere.
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classic reverie
When I was reading Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago, I found many ideas for future reads which this was my last one left to read. I actually found my other books from the introduction of DZ but this book was mentioned in the actual book itself as well as Dicken's A Tale of Cities. What I makes this book is many of my favorite things to read about so it is quite a gem to me.
It had romance, coming of age (Bildungsroman), politics, history & religion all into play.
Stendhal is a pen name for author Ma
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Teresa
Nov 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Li este livro há quase quarenta anos. Mais precisamente em 1978. Como sei? É simples. Pela data de edição do meu exemplar. Na altura, tinha uma bolsa pequenita onde cabia pouco mais do que um ou dois livros por mês. Isto nos meses bons; nos maus tinha de apertar muito o cinto para conseguir, pelo menos, um. Assim, nunca tinha livros à espera de ser lidos (hoje tenho quase novecentos). E, não sei se era pela raridade, ou por pensar que o Tempo era infinito, todos os livros que li na juventude era ...more
Yücel
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mutlu azınlığa!
Susana
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: clássicos, franceses
(review in English below)

Gostei muito, e estou de certo modo surpreendida por isso.

Ao início irritei-me com a personalidade de Julien, interesseiro e calculista, e na verdade nunca me senti realmente envolvida emocionalmente na história. Mas, de alguma forma, o autor conseguiu manter-me sempre interessada, nunca me aborrecendo - mesmo quando se discutiam aspectos da História francesa que me são completamente desconhecidos.

As poucas notas de rodapé são interessantes, mas souberam-me a pouco. A v
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Chris_P
I don't normally give up books. Yet, Stendhal's The Red and The Black somehow failed to make me want to finish it if only out of curiosity about what happens in the end. I get why it's considered a classic and the author's irony is certainly smart and well used, but the characters are too absurd for my taste and the prose too shallow. I could neither relate to any character in the book, nor justify their thoughts and actions which were constantly contradicting one another. I know that was part o ...more
Hugo
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Clube dos Clássicos Vivos

"– Outrora – dizia-lhe Julien – quando eu podia ter sido tão feliz durante os nossos passeios pelos bosques de Vergy, uma ambição fogosa atraía a minha alma para regiões imaginárias. Em vez de estreitar contra o coração esse braço encantador que estava tão perto dos meus lábios, o futuro afastava-me de ti; eu pertencia aos inúmeros combates que teria de travar para edificar uma fortuna colossal... Não, eu teria morrido sem conhecer a felicidade se não tivesses vindo ter
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TheSkepticalReader
What makes this novel a masterpiece is our friend Julien. Not a very likable fellow, I must admit, but a fantastically written one. He’s incredibly flawed and that’s what makes him so utterly human. He constantly makes horrible mistakes, trips over himself, is mostly always way in over his head, but all of that just makes him more complex, and thus more interesting.
[P]
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bitchin
When I was at university my best friend and I would regularly write to each other as, for the first time, we were at different ends of the country. These letters [yes, letters – we were not being pretentious; neither of us could afford a computer as kids and so didn’t know how to use email until later] would usually contain details of any, uh, girl-related activity, music recommendations and book recommendations. Parts of these letters have stayed with me – certain relationships [one in particul ...more
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Henri-Marie Beyle, better known by his pen name Stendhal , was a 19th-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).
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