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). ...more

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The Red and the Black

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3.88 avg rating — 55,151 ratings — published 1830 — 1072 editions
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The Charterhouse of Parma

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3.82 avg rating — 14,342 ratings — published 1839 — 604 editions
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Love

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3.70 avg rating — 1,413 ratings — published 1822 — 132 editions
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Armance

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3.44 avg rating — 692 ratings — published 1827 — 133 editions
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Roșu și negru #1

3.95 avg rating — 569 ratings29 editions
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Lucien Leuwen

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3.83 avg rating — 498 ratings — published 1894 — 46 editions
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Chroniques Italiennes

3.61 avg rating — 435 ratings — published 1839 — 49 editions
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Vanina Vanini

3.21 avg rating — 381 ratings — published 1829 — 52 editions
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The Life of Henry Brulard

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3.83 avg rating — 246 ratings — published 1834 — 33 editions
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Cures for Love  (Great Love...

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3.01 avg rating — 209 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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July 2015 Old School Classics Poll

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

1868, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, 449 pages
 
  21 votes, 47.7%

1899, The Awakening by Kate Chopin, 195 pages
 
  9 votes, 20.5%

 
  4 votes, 9.1%

1833, Eugénie Grandet by Honoré de Balzac, 200 pages
 
  4 votes, 9.1%

1678, The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan, 324 pages
 
  3 votes, 6.8%

 
  1 vote, 2.3%

1797, The Italian by Ann Radcliffe, 423 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.3%

1849, Shirley by Charlotte Brontë, 624 pages
 
  1 vote, 2.3%

1839, The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal, 532 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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