Stendhal


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).

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The Red and the Black

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3.87 avg rating — 47,786 ratings — published 1830 — 327 editions
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The Charterhouse of Parma

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3.82 avg rating — 12,829 ratings — published 1839 — 477 editions
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Love

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3.73 avg rating — 1,231 ratings — published 1822 — 110 editions
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Armance

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3.43 avg rating — 548 ratings — published 1827 — 98 editions
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Lucien Leuwen

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3.80 avg rating — 448 ratings — published 1894 — 39 editions
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Roșu și negru #1

3.90 avg rating — 331 ratings12 editions
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Chroniques Italiennes

3.60 avg rating — 388 ratings — published 1839 — 43 editions
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Vanina Vanini

3.16 avg rating — 311 ratings — published 1829 — 40 editions
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The Life of Henry Brulard

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3.93 avg rating — 211 ratings — published 1834 — 24 editions
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Cures for Love  (Great Love...

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3.04 avg rating — 195 ratings — published 1822 — 2 editions
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“A good book is an event in my life.”
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“One can acquire everything in solitude except character.”
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March 2015 Old School Classics Poll

Which book would you like to read for our March 2015 Old School Classics group read?

 
  14 votes, 28.0%

1868, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, 449 pages
 
  11 votes, 22.0%

 
  4 votes, 8.0%

1899, The Awakening by Kate Chopin, 195 pages
 
  4 votes, 8.0%

 
  4 votes, 8.0%

1839, The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal, 532 pages
 
  3 votes, 6.0%

1853, Bleak House by Charles Dickens, 1017 pages
 
  3 votes, 6.0%

1846, The Professor by Charlotte Brontë, 269 pages
 
  2 votes, 4.0%

1603, Hamlet by William Shakespeare, 289 pages
 
  2 votes, 4.0%

 
  1 vote, 2.0%

 
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1867, Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola, 201 pages
 
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