Young Julien Sorel, one of the greatest characters in European literature, tries to rise above his humble peasant origins through a combination of talent and hard work - but also seduction, deception, and hypocrisy. The story is set in 19th-century France and is filled with sex, violence, romance, and humour.Recently a BBC-TV serial starring Alice Krige, this audiobook is read by one of the stars of the TV film, Martin Jarvis.
"One of the greatest 19th-century novels....Incisively and with subtlety, the novel examines careerism, political opportunism, the climate of fear and denunciation in Restoration France, and bourgeois materialistic values." (Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature)
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One of my two favorite audio books ever!
- Karen L.