The Roman Tales (Library of Lost Books)

By Stendhal

A modern selection of tales by way of one in all France’s best writers.

Revered via key literary figures together with as Balzac and Mérimée, Stendhal is better identified for his novels, yet his shorter works have been simply as robust. during this fresh translation, Susan Ashe brings his maximum Italian tales to the trendy reader, when staying precise to Stendhal’s sort and brilliance.

The assortment includes:

- The Abbess of Castro
- Vittoria Accordamboni
- The Cenci
- besides accompanying essays via Charles Dickens, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Stendhal himself.

Together, those tales show Stendhal’s love of Italy and admiration for the society’s honesty, sincerity, and principally, ardour. ‘Roman stories’ will reaffirm Stendhal as one of many nice French masters of the nineteenth Century.

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