Marie Henri Beyle

[Stendhal] (1783-1842 / Grenoble)

Marie Henri Beyle
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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).

Born in Grenoble, Isère, he was an unhappy child, disliking his "unimaginative" father and mourning his mother, with whom he was passionately in love, and who died when he was seven. He spent "the happiest years of his life" at the Beyle country house in Claix near ... more »

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  • ''Signs cannot be represented, in a spy's report, so damningly as words.''
    Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French novelist. The Red and the Black, ch. XXVII, Levavasseur (1831), trans C.K. Scott-Moncrieff, 1943.
  • ''This is the curse of our age, even the strangest aberrations are no cure for boredom.''
    Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French novelist. The Red and the Black, ch. XLVII, Levavasseur (1831), trans C.K. Scott-Moncrieff, 1943.
  • ''Our true passions are selfish.''
    Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French novelist. The Red and the Black, ch. XXI, Levavasseur (1831), trans C.K. Scott-Moncrieff, 1943.
  • ''Never had he found himself so close to those terrible weapons of feminine artillery.''
    Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French novelist. The Red and the Black, ch. XVI, Levavasseur (1831), trans C.K. Scott-Moncrieff, 1943.
  • ''When a man leaves his mistress, he runs the risk of being betrayed two or three times daily.''
    Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French novelist. The Red and the Black, ch. XII, Levavasseur (1831), trans C.K. Scott-Moncrieff, 1943.
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