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(1783–1842), French novelist and critic: stays in London (Covent Garden) 1817; reads in London park (Richmond); visits brothel in London (Lambeth) 1821. La Chartreuse de Parme ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
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63 words

... ( 1783–1842 ) ( Marie Henri Beyle Stendhal ) French novelist, whose debut work, Armance , appeared to critical scorn in 1827 . Today, Stendhal is regarded as a major precursor of psychological realism. His masterpiece, Scarlet and Black ( 1830 ), focuses on Julian Sorel , an anti‐hero whose ironic detachment from Parisian society satirizes 19th‐century bourgeois morality. His other great work is Charterhouse of Parma ( 1839...

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Literature, Society and culture
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38 words

... ( Henri Beyle ) ( 1783–1842 ), French novelist and critic : stays in London ( Covent Garden ) 1817 ; reads in London park ( Richmond ); visits brothel in London ( Lambeth ) 1821 . La Chartreuse de Parme 1839 , Souvenirs d'égotisme 1892...

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Katy Hooper

Dictionary Plus Literature

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Literature
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53 words

... (pseudonym of Henri Beyle ) ( 1783–1842 ) French novelist . His masterpieces, set at the time of the Restoration in France ( 1814–30 ), are Scarlet and Black ( 1830 ) and The Charterhouse of Parma ( 1839 ). Each charts with psychological acuity the fortunes of their respective protagonists: Julian Sorel and Fabrice del Dongo. Katy...

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
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1,243 words

...of the hard and the soft, the cynical and the tender, the ironic and the passionate that the particular charm of his writing lies. [ Peter France ] See M. Bardèche , Stendhal romancier (1947); M. Tillett , Stendhal: The Background to the Novels (1971); S. Felman , La ‘Folie’ dans l'œuvre romanesque de Stendhal (1971); M. Crouzet , Stendhal et l'italianité (1982); R. Pearson , Stendhal's Violin ...

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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Literature
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282 words

... ( 1783–1842 ) Pseudonym of Henri Beyle , French novelist , who spent his early years in his native Grenoble and later lived for long periods in Italy. He is best known for two masterpieces: Le Rouge et le noir ( 1830 : The Red and the Black ), which follows the rise and fall of the young provincial Julien Sorel in the France of the Restoration ( 1814–30 ); and La Chartreuse de Parme ( 1839 : The Charterhouse of Parma ), which chronicles the fortunes of Fabrice del Dongo at a small Italian court during the same period. First translated into English...

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Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

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Quotation
Current Version:
2006
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Quotations
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40 words

...Stendhal ( Marie-Henri Beyle ) 1783 – 1842 French writer It is terrifying to think how much research is needed to determine the truth of even the most unimportant fact. Attributed how much research is needed most unimportant fact most unimportant ...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Quotations
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...0 Stendhal 1783 – 1842 French novelist La beauté n'est que la promesse du bonheur. Beauty is only a promise of happiness. L'Amour (1822) ch. 17 beauty is only a promise promise of happiness promise of happiness A novel is a mirror which passes over a highway. Sometimes it reflects to your eyes the blue of the skies, at others the churned-up mud of the road. Le Rouge et le noir (1830) bk. 2, ch. 19 Politics in the middle of things that concern the imagination are like a pistol-shot in the middle of a concert. Le Rouge et le noir (1830) bk. 2,...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014
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Quotations
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... Stendhal ( Henri Beyle ) 1783 – 1842 French novelist . On Stendhal: see gide La beauté n'est que la promesse du bonheur. Beauty is only a promise of happiness. L'Amour (1822) ch. 17 beauty is only a promise promise of happiness promise of happiness D'après le système actuel de l'éducation des jeunes filles, tous les génes qui naisent femmes sont perdus pour le bonheur du public. With the present system of education for girls any genius who happens to be born a woman can make no contribution to public happiness. L'Amour (1822) ch. 56...

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A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

...Stendhal’ [ Henri Marie Beyle ] ( 1783–1842 ) French novelist and critic Rome, Naples et Florence en 1817 ( 1817 ) Non-Fiction On Love [ De l'amour ] ( 1822 ) Non-Fiction Armance ( 1827 ) Fiction Scarlet and Black [ Le Rouge et le Noir ] ( 1830 ) Fiction L'Abbesse de Castro [‘The Abbess of Castro’] ( 1839 ) Fiction The Charterhouse of Parma [ La Chartreuse de Parme ] ( 1839 ) Fiction...

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

... syndrome n . A transient psychosomatic disorder , supposedly brought about by exposure to a large amount of art or natural beauty in a short space of time, characterized by racing pulse, dizziness, fainting, and sometimes thought disorder and hallucinations . The term was introduced in 1979 by the Italian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Graziella Magherini and popularized in her book La sindrome di Stendhal (The Stendhal Syndrome) in 1989 . It is named after the French novelist Stendhal, the pen name of Marie-Henri Beyle ( 1783–1842 ) who...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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73 words

... • Amal , Arles, banal, Barisal, Basle, Bhopal, Carl, chorale, corral, dhal, entente cordiale, Escorial, farl, femme fatale, Funchal, gayal, gnarl, halal, Karl, kraal, locale, marl, morale, musicale, Pascal, pastorale, procès-verbal, Provençal, rationale, real, rial, riyal, snarl, Taal, Taj Mahal, timbale, toile, Vaal, Vidal, Waal • Stendhal • Heyerdahl • housecarl • cantal • hartal • Wiesenthal • Lilienthal • neanderthal • Emmental • Hofmannsthal • Wuppertal • Transvaal • Roncesvalles •...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
55 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
56 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
41 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
71 words
Stendhal

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(1783–1842),French novelist and critic: stays in London (Covent Garden) 1817; reads in London park (Richmond); visits brothel in London (Lambeth) 1821. La Chartreuse de Parme 1839, Souvenirs ...
Lamiel

Lamiel  

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Unfinished novel by Stendhal, begun in 1839. Lamiel is a Normandy girl, adopted by a bourgeois family, protected by a duchess, and devoured by the desire to discover all about ...
Lucien Leuwen

Lucien Leuwen  

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Novel by Stendhal, written 1834–6, set in contemporary France. Lucien, having been expelled from the Ecole Polytechnique for radicalism, is posted as an unambitious junior officer to Nancy, where he ...
Souvenirs d'égotisme

Souvenirs d'égotisme  

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Autobiographical work by Stendhal, dealing with the period 1822–30.
Vie de Henry Brulard

Vie de Henry Brulard  

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Autobiographical work by Stendhal, begun 1835, abandoned four months later. Disjointed and apparently spontaneous, it seeks to embody the workings and searchings of memory, its gaps and ...

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