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I was young, lusty and energetic; I wanted fresh air, action, violence, and I found it
hard to breathe that dead, heavily scented atmosphere and sit in those hushed
rooms in which it was indecorous to speak above a whisper. But I would not ...
... jack one of them), about the value of a sonnet or the excellence of a Greek bas-
relief (Greek, my eyel I tell you it's a Roman copy and if I tell you a thing it is so);
but they were all agreed about this, that they burned with a hard, gemlike flame.
The reason is not hard to find. Stendhal got the idea for it from an incident that at
the time made a great stir: a young seminarist killed his mistress, was tried and
guillotined. But Stendhal put into Julien Sorel, his hero, not only a great deal of ...
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This is one of the best books I read for providing a philosophical view of life. It is a book I intend to read again. Read full review