[sten-dahl, stan-; French stahn-dal]
- Marie Henri Beyle, 1783–1842, French novelist and critic.
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Like Flaubert, Tolstoy and Stendhal greatly admired Walter Scott.The Birth of the Novel
November 27, 2014
Sainte Beuve said of Stendhal that he was an excitateur d'idées.A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume II
Mrs. Humphry Ward
But Stendhal himself would have accepted no limitation of his freedom.Notes on Life and Letters
Stendhal says that our two most patent vices are bashfulness and cant.Joyous Gard
Arthur Christopher Benson
She might have been discussing Anna Karenina, or a character of Stendhal.Overlooked
For Stendhal was an intellectual in the fullest sense of the term.Modernities
Horace Barnett Samuel
- original name Marie Henri Beyle. 1783–1842, French writer, who anticipated later novelists in his psychological analysis of character. His two chief novels are Le Rouge et le noir (1830) and La Chartreuse de Parme (1839)
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