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The Red and the Black by Stendhal – SOLD OUT

November 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This Great Books class is sold out. Please email with your First & Last name, and phone number to be added to the waitlist.

featuring Maximilian Owre, Teaching Assistant Professor of History and Interim Director, Carolina Public Humanities


Often cited as the first realist novel

[Stendhal’s] portrait of Julien and early-nineteenth-century France remains an unsurpassed creation, one that brilliantly anticipates modern literature. Modern Library Classics

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. Penguin Classics

Through the deep psychological introspection of Julien we see Stendhal’s unique literary genius, the remarkable way in which he allows readers to live in the minds of his characters.

Stendhal’s great novel The Red and the Black, published in 1830, is seen as one of the most distinguished monuments of literary realism. —Cambridge University Press


Meeting Date: Tuesdays, November 9 and 16

Cost: $40, includes a copy of the book shipped to your home

Register online or call 919.962.1544


November 9, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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