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Stendhal

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born
in Grenoble, France
January 23, 1783

died
March 23, 1842

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Henri-Marie Beyle , 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 in his two novels Le Rouge et le Noir (The Red and the Black, 1830) and La Chartreuse de Parme (The Charterhouse of Parma, 1839). ...more


Average rating: 3.84 · 41,795 ratings · 1,354 reviews · 208 distinct works · Similar authors
The Red and the Black
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 30,246 ratings — published 1830 — 161 editions
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The Charterhouse of Parma
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 8,220 ratings — published 1839 — 262 editions
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Love
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 845 ratings — published 1822 — 62 editions
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Armance
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3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 294 ratings — published 1827 — 33 editions
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Lucien Leuwen
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 261 ratings — published 1894 — 27 editions
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Chroniques Italiennes
3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 343 ratings — published 1839 — 67 editions
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Roșu si Negru #1
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 191 ratings — published 1830 — 10 editions
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The Life of Henry Brulard
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 132 ratings — published 1834 — 14 editions
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Memoirs of an Egotist
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 137 ratings — published 1892 — 16 editions
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Cures for Love
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3.06 of 5 stars 3.06 avg rating — 142 ratings — published 1822 — 2 editions
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More books by Stendhal…
“One can acquire everything in solitude except character.”
Stendhal, Five Short Novels of Stendhal: The Duchess of Palliano, Vittoria Accoramboni, The Abbess of Castro, Vanina Vanini and The Cenci

“A good book is an event in my life.”
Stendhal, The Red and the Black

“I love her beauty, but I fear her mind.”
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Polls

August 2015 Old School Classic Poll

1818, Persuasion by Jane Austen, 249 pages
 
  40 votes, 26.5%

1759, Candide by Voltaire, 94 pages
 
  25 votes, 16.6%

1899, The Awakening by Kate Chopin, 195 pages
 
  24 votes, 15.9%

1603, Othello by William Shakespeare, 314 pages
 
  13 votes, 8.6%

 
  12 votes, 7.9%

1867, The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 240 pages
 
  11 votes, 7.3%

1877, Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, 245 pages
 
  9 votes, 6.0%

1897, Liza of Lambeth by W. Somerset Maugham, 128 pages
 
  7 votes, 4.6%

1839, The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal, 532 pages
 
  6 votes, 4.0%

1721, Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe, 339 pages
 
  4 votes, 2.6%

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