The Red and the Black, Volume I

STENDHAL (1783 - 1842)

Stendhal - a German pen-name for a French writer who hated the English. Contemporary to some of the great names of French literature like Balzac and Flaubert, Stendhal is quite often considered a writer that doesn't seem to fit a defined genre. Some say he's a Romantic, others that he's a Modernist and that Le Rouge et Le Noir is the first modern novel. On one point they are all agreed: the novel is a masterpiece that shows a young theology student - Julien Sorel - intelligent, handsome and who is determined to rise above his humble peasant origins. Stendhal presents the reader with a satirical plot that will involve you in passions, intrigues, last-minute reversals and, mostly, the hypocrisy by which society operates. (Summary by sailormoon)

Genre(s): General Fiction, Suspense, Espionage, Political & Thrillers

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Introduction Sandra Luna
00:23:22
Play 01 01 - A Small Town Nadine Eckert-Boulet
00:08:54
Play 02 02 - A Mayor Nadine Eckert-Boulet
00:07:55
Play 03 03 - The Poor Fund Derrick Coetzee
00:11:38
Play 04 04- A Father and a Son Derrick Coetzee
00:08:51
Play 05 05 - A Negotiation Kirsty Leishman
00:18:56
Play 06 06 - Ennui sganatra81
00:17:42
Play 07 07 - The Effective Affinities Nicole Lee
00:26:52
Play 08 08 - Little Episodes Kirsty Leishman
00:19:21
Play 09 09 - An Evening in the Country Kirsty Leishman
00:19:26
Play 10 10 - A Great Heart and a Small Fortune Nadine Eckert-Boulet
00:07:55
Play 11 11 - An Evening Nicole Lee
00:13:02
Play 12 12 - A Journey sganatra81
00:14:56
Play 13 13 - The Open Work Stocking Nicole Lee
00:12:32
Play 14 14 - The English Scissors sganatra81
00:07:14
Play 15 15 - The Cock's Song Kirsty Leishman
00:09:05
Play 16 16 - The day After Nicole Lee
00:11:42
Play 17 17 - The First Deputy sganatra81
00:10:52
Play 18 18 - A King at Verrieres sganatra81
00:30:05
Play 19 19 - Thinking Produces Suffering Kirsty Leishman
00:20:38
Play 20 20 - Anonymous Letters sganatra81
00:08:41
Play 21 21 - Dialogue with a Master sganatra81
00:29:36
Play 22 22 - Manners of Procedure Kirsty Leishman
00:29:37
Play 23 23 - Sorrows of an Official Kirsty Leishman
00:31:08
Play 24 24 - A Capital Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:15:05
Play 25 25 - The Seminary Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:16:51
Play 26 26 - The World, or what the rich lack Nicole Lee
00:23:32
Play 27 27 - First Experience of Life Martin Geeson
00:11:59
Play 28 28 - A Procession Nicole Lee
00:15:49
Play 29 29 - The First Promotion Nicole Lee
00:31:28
Play 30 30 - An Ambitious Man Gail Timmerman Vaughan
00:37:23