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Finished reading THE RED AND THE BLACK by Stendhal. It is set in France around 1830. Born in a peasant family, Julien Sorel can uncommonly write and recite the whole New Testament in Latin. His talent and good looks enable him to become a social climber in a feudal society in transition after Napoleon's exile and the restoration of the monarchy. Julien engages in an affair with a provincial mayor's wife and, afterwards, with an aristocrat's daughter who bears him a son. It all ends in tragedy before Julien's 24th birthday.
Today I am beginning a celebrated African American memoir, BLACK BOY by Richard Wright. In honour of Black History Month.

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