Stendhal

Stendhal

Marie-Henri Beyle (23 January 1783 – 23 March 1842), better known by his pen name Stendhal, was a 19th-century French writer. Best known for the novels Le Rouge et le Noir (The Red and the Black, 1830) and La Chartreuse de Parme (The Charterhouse of Parma, 1839), he is highly regarded for the acute analysis of his characters' psychology and considered one of the earliest and foremost practitioners of realism.

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Nothing is so hideous as an obsolete fashion.

Never had he found himself so close to those terrible weapons of feminine artillery.

Women are always eagerly on the lookout for any emotion.

She had caprices of a marvellous unexpectedness and how is any one to imitate a caprice?

Politics in a literary work is like a gun shot in the middle of a concert something vulgar and however something which is impossible to ignore.

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