Stendhal

by Francesco Manzini | 16 October 2019
Category: Literary Biography
This is a book about the life and work of a singular writer, an author well-known for his biographies and travel writing but most famous for his novels The Red and the Black and The Charterhouse of Parma . As a child, Stendhal witnessed the unfolding of the French Revolution; as a young man, he served Napoleon first as a soldier and then as an administrator; and as a middle-aged man, he made it his task not to pursue his career, but instead to take as much paid leave as possible in order to be free and to be happy-and to write. Stendhal's works often take the form of conversations with his readers-the "Happy Few" as he called them-about the things that matter most. He once claimed that he spent the majority of his life "carefully considering five or six main ideas." This book makes clear what those main ideas were, why they mattered to Stendhal, and why they continue to matter to all of us.
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This is a book about the life and work of a singular writer, an author well-known for his biographies and travel writing but most famous for his novels The Red and the Black and The Charterhouse of Parma . As a child, Stendhal witnessed the unfolding of the French Revolution; as a young man, he served Napoleon first as a soldier and then as an administrator; and as a middle-aged man, he made it his task not to pursue his career, but instead to take as much paid leave as possible in order to be free and to be happy-and to write. Stendhal's works often take the form of conversations with his readers-the "Happy Few" as he called them-about the things that matter most. He once claimed that he spent the majority of his life "carefully considering five or six main ideas." This book makes clear what those main ideas were, why they mattered to Stendhal, and why they continue to matter to all of us.
Currently out of stock
Orders will not be processed until after the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions are lifted
Eligible for free delivery
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Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!

€16.79
Currently out of stock
Orders will not be processed until after the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions are lifted
Eligible for free delivery
50 Reward Points

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!

Product Description

This is a book about the life and work of a singular writer, an author well-known for his biographies and travel writing but most famous for his novels The Red and the Black and The Charterhouse of Parma . As a child, Stendhal witnessed the unfolding of the French Revolution; as a young man, he served Napoleon first as a soldier and then as an administrator; and as a middle-aged man, he made it his task not to pursue his career, but instead to take as much paid leave as possible in order to be free and to be happy-and to write. Stendhal's works often take the form of conversations with his readers-the "Happy Few" as he called them-about the things that matter most. He once claimed that he spent the majority of his life "carefully considering five or six main ideas." This book makes clear what those main ideas were, why they mattered to Stendhal, and why they continue to matter to all of us.

Product Details

Stendhal

ISBN9781789141573

Format

Publisher (16 October. 2019)

No. of Pages256

Weight256

Language English (United States)

Dimensions 197 x 127 x 13