These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: The Red and the Black
Vindicated by History: The Red and the Black was published in 1830; Stendhal stated in letters that he was writing books for the 1930s. It was indeed around that time that he was recognized as one of the greatest French writers of the XIXth century.