Marie-Henri Beyle (French: [bɛl]; 23 January 1783 – 23 March 1842), better known by his pen name Stendhal (UK: /ˈstɒ̃dɑːl/, US: /stɛnˈdɑːl, stænˈ-/;[1][2][3] French: [stɛ̃dal, stɑ̃dal]),[lower-alpha 1] 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 early and foremost practitioners of realism. A self-proclaimed egotist, he coined the same characteristic in his characters' "Beylism".[5]

Marie-Henri Beyle
Stendhal, by Olof Johan Södermark, 1840
Stendhal, by Olof Johan Södermark, 1840
Born(1783-01-23)23 January 1783
Grenoble, Dauphiné, Kingdom of France
Died23 March 1842(1842-03-23) (aged 59)
Paris, July Monarchy
Resting placeCimetière de Montmartre
Literary movementRealism

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