Published posthumously, The Red Notebook
is an autobiographical account of the youth of the author of the seminal Romantic novel Adolphe
, relating Constant’s European travels and readings, as well as his first steps in society and romance.
A spirited look at life and Romantic sensibilities on the eve of the nineteenth century, this narrative is a priceless document and a fine example of early autobiographical writing.
'One of those rare men who furbish, polish, and sharpen the general ideas of their times.' Victor Hugo
'There is never a dull moment... a consummate example of the picaresque novel and a brilliant example of Constant’s skill.' from Douglas Parmée’s
Read an excerpt from The Red Notebook