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The Red and the Black Part 2, Chapter 27

By Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle)

Part 2, Chapter 27

The Church's Best Jobs

  • Weeks go by and Julien keeps sending Madame Fervaques all the letters Prince Korasoff gave him. He's not sure if his plan is working, but he sticks with it.
  • One of Julien's enemies, Monsieur Tanbeau, is jealous of the success he's clearly having with Madame Fervaques.
  • He assumes that Julien is angling for a promotion in the church, which Madame has the power to grant him. But either way, Tanbeau half-hopes that Julien will be promoted so he'll leave the de La Mole house.