Between Austen and the Brontes
Posted by Kay on June 29, 1998 at 10:05:45:
I belong to a Classics book discussion group at our local Barnes and Noble bookstore. Usually we read English literature with occasional forays elsewhere. We recently read "The Red and the Black" by Stendhal, a book written circa 1830. And someone asked, "Who was a contemporary of Stendhal's from England?" This was after Jane Austen and before the Brontes. Sir Walter Scott was still alive, but was he still writing? Dickens published his first "Sketches by Boz" a few years later. Otherwise, we were completely at loss.
And have any of you read "The Red and the Black." Most of us read it earlier and enjoyed the character of Julien Sorel more in our younger days. Is this a young person's book?
- Here's some more... Laraine 12:41:17 6/30/98 (0)
- Stendhal Marie-Bernadette 14:08:04 6/29/98 (0)
- 1830 Eng writers Laura 11:38:38 6/29/98 (3)
- Didn't George Sand write in the 1830's also? (nfm) Marie-Bernadette 01:10:45 6/30/98 (2)
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