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Stendhal
Marie-Henri Beyle (23 January 1783 – 23 March 1842), better known by his pen name Stendhal, was a 19th-century French writer. Known for his acute analysis of his characters' psychology, he is considered one of the earliest and foremost practitioners of realism, as is evident in the novels Le... show more



Marie-Henri Beyle (23 January 1783 – 23 March 1842), better known by his pen name Stendhal, was a 19th-century French writer. Known for his acute analysis of his characters' psychology, he is considered one of the earliest and foremost practitioners of realism, as is evident in the novels Le Rouge et le Noir (The Red and the Black, 1830) and La Chartreuse de Parme (The Charterhouse of Parma, 1839).

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Birth date: January 23, 1783
Died: March 23, 1842
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A bookworm in the library
A bookworm in the library rated it 5 years ago
Io personalmente amo i libri ottocenteschi, con le lunghe descrizioni, le intrusioni dell'autore e quel sapore di antico che portano con sé. In questo caso poi possiamo dare uno sguardo alla vita di corte in Italia vista da un francese e al nostro modo di fare - che oggi rimane ancora abbastanza sim...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
I didn't think I'd wind up liking this book much reading the first dozens of pages. The book is centered on Julian Sorel, the brilliant and ambitious son of a peasant in post-Napoleon France. The "red" and the "black" of the title refer to the two routes to power for someone of humble birth in the F...
Devlin Scott
Devlin Scott rated it 7 years ago
Brilliant! A must read for all interested in political intrigues. Devlin
All the World's a Page
All the World's a Page rated it 7 years ago
At first I really loved Stendhal's essays on Love. His theory is that the pains of love are necessary in order to "crystallize" the object of one's love, which basically is a process of transcendence from the real to the ideal, a state which is necessary in real, passionate love. Furthermore, Stendh...
Book Trauma
Book Trauma rated it 7 years ago
This is not at all what I expected. I kind of feared this would a stodgy morality story and in a way it was a morality play but it was far from stodgy. I can't count the number of times it made me genuinely laugh because of the brilliant satire.Our main protagonist Julien seems to be a massive colle...
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