Stendhal was a dandy and wit about town in Paris, as well as an obsessive womaniser.  His genuine empathy towards women is evident in his books; Simone de Beauvoir spoke highly of him in The Second Sex.  She credited him for perceiving a woman as just a woman and simply a human being.
Mar 19, 2023 · Stendhal, pseudonym of Marie-Henri Beyle, (born January 23, 1783, Grenoble, France—died March 23, 1842, Paris), one of the most original and complex French writers of the first half of the 19th century, chiefly known for his works of fiction.
Stendhal’s writings and his personality were marked by a striking independence of mind. He was a romantic who kept his distance from Romanticism , an antiauthoritarian with a nostalgia for the pre-Revolutionary world, a dreamer and tender-hearted enthusiast who passed himself off as a cynic.
Stendhal is considered one of the foremost and earliest practitioners of the realistic form. Prior to Stendhal, the vast majority of novelists used a highly exaggerate rated and melodramatic Romantic style, which lent itself well to romances and Gothic horror, but was inadequate for depicting the contemporary and increasingly urban world ...
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 ...
To help achieve a literary effect, Stendhal wrote most of the epigraphs—literary, poetic, historic quotations—that he attributed to others. Literary and critical significance. André Gide said that The Red and the Black was a novel ahead of its time, that it was a novel for readers in the 20th century.
Stendhal finally decided to leave France. He moved to Italy where he entered many love affairs. His first book related to travels was published in 1817. This was his first writing which had the name ‘Stendhal’ as the author. He was in love with Matilde Dembowski, an affair that ended unhappily.