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By Stendhal,Raymond N. MacKenzie

Nineteenth-century French author Marie-Henri Beyle, larger identified through his pen identify Stendhal, is likely one of the earliest top practitioners of realism, his tales jam-packed with sharp analyses of his characters’ psychology. This translation of Stendhal’s Chroniques italiennes is a set of 9 stories written among 1829 and 1840, a lot of which have been released purely after his demise. jointly those accrued stories display a very good novelist operating with hugely dramatic material to forge a imaginative and prescient of existence lived at its so much intense.

The environment for those stories is a romanticized Italy, a spot Stendhal seen as unpolluted by way of bourgeois inhibitions and conformism. From the hothouse surroundings of aristocratic convents to the horrors of the Cenci kin, the stories in Italian Chronicles all characteristic passionate, transgressive characters engaged in “la chasse au bonheur”—the quest for happiness. lots of the tragic, violent stories are according to old occasions, with Stendhal utilizing background to validate his characters’ severe behaviors as they conflict literal and figurative oppression and check out to damage via to freedom.

Complete with revenge, bloody daggers, poisonings, and thick-walled nunneries, this new translation of Italian Chronicles comprises 4 never-before-translated tales and a desirable advent detailing the origins of the e-book. it's absolute to gratify verified Stendhal enthusiasts in addition to readers new to the writer.

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