Stendhal: The Red and the Black (Abridged)
Book 1: Chapter 1
'I am quite determined to engage young Sorel…'
Returning to his mill, Sorel looked in vain for his son.
More than an hour later, when M. de Renal returned…
'The Mayor,' Julien went on…
When the Mayor of Verrieres returned from the town…
By dint of talking for talking's sake…
Julien related to him, with suitable omissions…
It was not until the night between Saturday and Sunday…
When they reached the Bishop's apartment…
'This little peasant upon whom we have lavished every attention…'
He craved the honour of being presented to Madame Valenod…
The people with whom he dined, in speaking of the joint…
On the morning after his return, at six o'clock, the abbe Chelan…
This little air of authority delighted Amanda.
The man in black had half risen and was impatiently seeking…
This visit would have made a profound impression upon our hero…
At the time of the examinations…
Without knowing it, the stern abbe Pirard loved this Seminary…
'I can support with official proof what I have the honour…'
'Beware of a gunshot!' He thought for a moment…
'You are going to Paris!' Madame de Renal exclaimed quite aloud.
Book 2: Chapter 1
'If after a few months you are of no use to him…'
At six o'clock the Marquis sent for him…
Mathilde's friends were that evening in a state of constant hostility…
Julien left the house in the worst of tempers.
As he travelled past along the road to Calais…
The passage was now cleared, Julien was free to enter.
Julien was on a pinnacle of happiness.
'The style is not unduly affected,' he said to himself…
Next morning, at a very early hour, Julien left the house unobserved…
'The first is hidden in a stout Protestant Bible…'
'I am horrified at having given myself to the first comer,'…
Julien's chivalry was as great as his happiness…
Next day, the Marquis took Julien to a lonely mansion…
It was in the midst of the transports of the most frenzied ambition…
'Here begins the last day of my life,' thought Julien.
Two days earlier, he had said to Fouque…