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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date October 1, 2002
Pages 576
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140447644
ISBN-10 0140447644
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $11.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Charts the rise and fall of an ambitious young social climber in a cruel, monarchical society

Handsome, ambitious Julien Sorel is determined to rise above his humble provincial origins. Soon realizing that success can only be achieved by adopting the subtle code of hypocrisy by which society operates, he begins to achieve advancement through deceit and self-interest. His triumphant career takes him into the heart of glamorous Parisian society, along the way conquering the gentle, married Madame de Rênal, and the haughty Mathilde. But then Julien commits an unexpected, devastating crime—and brings about his own downfall. The Red and the Black is a lively, satirical portrayal of French society after Waterloo, riddled with corruption, greed and ennui, and Julien—the cold exploiter whose Machiavellian campaign is undercut by his own emotions—is one of the most intriguing characters in European literature.

Roger Gard's fine translation remains faithful to the natural, conversational tone of the original, while his introduction elucidates the complexities of Julien's character. This edition also contains a chronology, further reading and an appendix on Stendhal's use of epigraphs.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Editions
Hardcover
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from Modern Library (June 1, 1995)
9780679601623 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.50 × 1.75 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $17.50
About: A Major New TranslationThe Red and the Black, Stendhal’s masterpiece, is the story of Julien Sorel, a young dreamer from the provinces, fueled by Napoleonic ideals, whose desire to make his fortune sets in motion events both mesmerizing and tragic.
Reprint edition from Buccaneer Books (June 1, 1987)
9780899666198 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $35.95
With C. K. Scott-Moncrieff (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Modern Library (December 1, 1984)
9780394605111 | details & prices | List price $9.95
About: Julien Sorel is willing to become an accomplished hypocrite if it will help him achieve fame and fortune
from Amereon Ltd (June 1, 1983); titled "Red and the Black"
9780848806354 | details & prices | 5.75 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $27.95
About: During the Bourbon Restoration, Julien Sorel disregards all moral codes as he attempts to accumulate power.
With R. G. White (other contributor) | from Halsted Pr (December 1, 1982); titled "Noise and Vibration"
9780470275535 | details & prices | List price $205.00
This edition also contains Noise and Vibration
from Random House Inc (May 1, 1968); titled "Red and the Black"
9780394601571 | details & prices | List price $2.95
About: The classic, elegant translation of Stendhal's masterful novel of ambition, desire, and politics in post-Napoleonic France.
Paperback
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from Createspace Independent Pub (December 12, 2014)
9781505489644 | details & prices | 756 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.75 in. | 2.40 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Instead of memorizing vocabulary words, work your way through an actual well-written novel.
from Createspace Independent Pub (November 29, 2014)
9781503157569 | details & prices | 546 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.23 in. | List price $19.00
About: The Red and the Black) is a historical psychological novel in two volumes by Stendhal, published in 1830.
from Createspace Independent Pub (October 21, 2014)
9781502910189 | details & prices | 304 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.69 in. | List price $12.49
from Createspace Independent Pub (August 1, 2014)
9781500647391 | details & prices | 170 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.39 in. | List price $8.99
With C. K. Scott-Moncrieff | from Createspace Independent Pub (February 8, 2014)
9781495202209 | details & prices | 340 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.77 in. | List price $15.99
With Robert M. Adams (other contributor), Susanna Lee (other contributor) | 2 edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (December 30, 2007)
9780393928839 | details & prices | 631 pages | 5.00 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.34 lbs | List price $19.90
About: Based again on Robert M.
With Horace Barnett Samuel, Bruce Robbins | from Barnes & Noble (November 1, 2005)
9781593082864 | details & prices | 576 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.06 lbs | List price $8.95
About: The Red and the Black, by Stendhal, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras.
With C. K. Scott-Moncrieff (other contributor) | Reissue edition from Liveright Pub Corp (February 1, 2004)
9780871401489 | details & prices | 352 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $13.95
About: The classic, elegant translation of Stendhal's masterful novel of ambition, desire, and politics in post-Napoleonic France.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Roger Gard | from Penguin Classics (October 1, 2002)
9780140447644 | details & prices | 576 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $11.00
About: Charts the rise and fall of an ambitious young social climber in a cruel, monarchical societyHandsome, ambitious Julien Sorel is determined to rise above his humble provincial origins.
Reprint edition from Bantam Classic & Loveswept (September 1, 1989)
9780553213577 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $3.95
About: During the Bourbon Restoration, Julien Sorel disregards all moral codes as he attempts to accumulate power
Reissue edition from New Amer Library (June 1, 1982); titled "Red and the Black"
9780451517937 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $6.95
About: During the Bourbon Restoration, Julien Sorel disregards all moral codes as he attempts to accumulate power
CD/Spoken Word
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With Bill Homewood (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Naxos Audiobooks Ltd (April 26, 2016)
9781522634126 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $14.99
About: Young Julien Sorel, the son of a country timber merchant, carries a portrait of his hero Napoleon Bonaparte and dreams of military glory.

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