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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background вЂ” all to help you gain greater insight into great works you're bound to study for school or pleasure. CliffsNotes on The Red and the Black fictionalizes and elaborates an actual happening concerning the murder of a local dignitary in church. The novel's political and social dimensions ran deep, foreseeing the revolution that overthrew the Bourbon dynasty of France in 1830 (although the novel was written in 1829, Stendhal dared not publish it until 1831). In this study guide, you'll find Life and Background of the Author, A Brief Synopsis, Lists of Characters, and more: Critical Commentaries Character Analyses Critical Essays Essay Topics and Review Questions Selected Bibliography Classic literature or modern-day treasure вЂ” you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
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Dagobert Sigismund, Count von Wurmser (7 May 1724 – 22 August 1797) was an Austrian field marshal during the French Revolutionary Wars.
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