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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3.88 avg rating — 49,797 ratings — published 1830 — 865 editions
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The Charterhouse of Parma

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3.82 avg rating — 13,301 ratings — published 1839 — 511 editions
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Love

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3.73 avg rating — 1,275 ratings — published 1822 — 124 editions
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Armance

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3.43 avg rating — 584 ratings — published 1827 — 103 editions
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3.81 avg rating — 468 ratings — published 1894 — 41 editions
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Roșu și negru #1

3.89 avg rating — 444 ratings21 editions
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Chroniques Italiennes

3.62 avg rating — 411 ratings — published 1839 — 46 editions
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Vanina Vanini

3.19 avg rating — 330 ratings — published 1829 — 42 editions
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The Life of Henry Brulard

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3.90 avg rating — 216 ratings — published 1834 — 28 editions
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3.03 avg rating — 200 ratings — published 1822 — 2 editions
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