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Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Instead, Lucien is a rich kid – the son of an investment banker – who easily moves into Paris’ salons of power.

Some scenes are overwritten, while others seem dashed off. It remained unfinished due to the political culture of the July Monarchy in the s and Stendhal’s fears of losing his government position by offending the administration.

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Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article. He aimed at defining how things work. There was a problem with your submission. Originally published on my blog here in July There is very little of the biting wit in Stendhal’s other works maybe he was planning to add some Although, as a sophisticated Parisian, he is contemptuous of the society, both the nobility and the bourgeois, he works to become part of it when he falls in love.


Stendhal makes clear that he considers the new rule of the bourgeois to be inherently corrupt as the bankers and businessmen who are backing the government wield their power to enrich themselves, rather than for the good of France.

Hence the need for hypocrisy and lies. It is an unfinished novel, so not the best introduction to Stendhal. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Oct 12, Dirk Buken rated it liked it. If you just read the first part of this book, titled “The Green Huntsman,” you will find a lot to enjoy. Only flag comments that clearly need our attention.

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The hero Lucien is not a rage-filled outsider trying to will his way into the circles of power in Paris, as is Julian Sorel. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval.

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In Nancy, many of the characters are die-hard royalists ultras. I’d say the reverse: There is very little of the biting wit in Stendhal’s other works maybe he was planning to add some The tale surpasses the teller, as Stendhal puts it so el Those “happy few” that have read Stendhal’s other famous works The Red and the Black, The Charterhouse of Parma, etc. Although Stendhal makes clear that he thinks the people of Nancy are petty and provincial, he still manages to make many of them very appealing.


A bigger hurdle for today’s reader is the book’s political content. PaperbackFolio, ; Collection Folio classique. Henri-Marie Beylebetter known by his pen name Stendhalwas a 19th-century French writer. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Retrieved 4 July — via Highbeam Research. Cut pages and phrases; 2. What is different about Lucien Leuwen that would have made the leuwwn sit up and take notice?

Lucien is stenehal of being a “republican” today we would call him an Obama voterbut he denies this, and it is clear that “republican” was a dirty name back then.

Unlike most unfinished books by famous writers like, say, the “Man Without Qualities” or “Felix Krull””Lucien” does reach an end of sorts.

Indeed, as Stendhal wrote, quoting his friend Mme Destutt de Tracy: Jul 26, Antonio Papadourakis rated it it was ok. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Want to Lucine saving….