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Stendhal. Lucien Leuwen. Tome I. La Bibliothèque électronique du Québec. Collection À tous les vents. Volume version 2. Lucien Leuwen (French Edition) [Stendhal] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Set in France, this is a novel of life under the July Monarchy. Lucien Leuwen est le deuxième grand roman de Stendhal. Ecrit en après le Rouge et le Noir, il est demeuré inachevé par crainte de s’attirer les foudres.

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At times he is a naif, at others a world-weary cynic, at others a smirking ironist. In the last section, which was never written, Stendhal had planned to show Lucien in Italy and to resolve the story with a happy ending based on the return of Mme de Chasteller.

And like This is an “unfinished” book; but, if you are a Stendhal fan, that should not stop you from reading this. Lucien is suspected of being a “republican” today we would call him an Obama voterbut he denies this, and it is clear that “republican” was a dirty name back then. Book II, The Telegraph, is incredible.

There is very little of the biting wit in Stendhal’s other works maybe he was planning to add some Stendhal is, among other things, drawing a portrait of the political changes roiling France. Return to Book Page. Instead, Lucien is a rich kid – the son of an investment banker – who easily moves into Paris’ salons of power.

I had the impression leuwne made Stendhal’s relatively light and ironic style heavy-handed and lumbering. Lucien then returns to Paris and becomes principal private secretary to the Minister of the Interior. Real ministers can be identified from Stendhal’s descriptions.

Harandra rated it liked it Oct 24, Un peu trop politique pour moi, pas assez d’amour! It remained unfinished due to the political culture of the July Monarchy in the s and Stendhal’s stendhzl of losing his government position by offending the administration.


Der Roman ist Fragment geblieben. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. This is an “unfinished” book; but, if you are a Stendhal fan, that should not stop you from reading this. Had it been finished, it might well have been a third pucien the style is similar to Le rouge et le noirwith its combination of psychological and social realism and romantic spirit. It is an unfinished novel, so not the best introduction to Stendhal.

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Similarly, some plot points are barely sketched out while others like a provincial election that Lucien supervises seem to go on and on. Feb 04, James F rated it liked it. It’s more a series of scenes intended to depict the political vileness of contemporary for Lycien French life. English Choose a language for shopping. The differences are intriguing enough to warrant your attention. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Stendhal is, among other things, drawing a portrait of the political changes roiling France. Stendhal wound up only revising the first part. Voltaire, one of the greatest of all French writers. You are not logged in If you have already registered please login here If you are using the site for the first time please register here If you would like access to the entire online archive subscribe here Institutions or university library users please login here Learn more about our institutional subscriptions here.

Learn More in these related Britannica articles: The tone of the book not to mention the plot tends to shift abruptly.

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Lucien Leuwen by Stendhal

The novel was never finished; not only did he not carry it to the end there would probably have been another volume but it was also unfinished in the sense that it was a rough draft, with many gaps, repetitions, inconsistencies, episodes which Stendhal wrote two novels which are considered “classics”, Le rouge et le noir and La Chartreuse de Parme.


Si vous n’avez pas lehwen d’arriver au terminus afin de gouter les plaisirs du voyage, Lucien Leuwen peut vous plaire. The hero Lucien is not a rage-filled outsider trying to will his way into the circles of power in Paris, as is Julian Sorel.

It was published posthumously in The characters are often brilliantly realized – young flirts, corrupt corporals, pompous, old veterans endlessly reliving their days under Napoleon, the village doctor – all come to life.

Write a customer review. Unlike most unfinished books by famous writers like, say, the “Man Without Qualities” or “Felix Krull””Lucien” does reach an end of sorts.

The problem is that Stendhal never really finished tinkering with it.

Lucien Leuwen

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Some scenes are overwritten, while others seem dashed off. Frederic rated it it was amazing Dec 07, In a way, it is sort of a sequel; not that the plot is continued or the characters are the same although Lucien’s character is in some ways similar to that of Julien Sorel — and Stendhal himself, he belongs to a different social class but that just as the first novel is a study of French society during the Restoration, this is a study of French society under the bourgeois monarchy of Louis Philippe.

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