Stendhal - Author

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Henri Marie Beyle (1783-1842) had a post in the Ministry of War and followed Napoleon's campaigns before retiring to Italy. Here, as 'Stendhal', he began writing on art, music and travel. He later wrote novels, literary criticism, and various biographical and autobiographical works.

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Le Rouge et le Noir

Le Rouge et le Noir

Author: Stendhal Format: eBook Release Date: 16/09/2016

The Red and the Black is the Bildungsroman of Julien Sorel, the intelligent and ambitious protagonist. He comes from a poor family and fails to understand much about the ways of the world he sets out to conquer. He harbours many romantic illusions, but becomes mostly a pawn in the political machinations of the ruthless and influential people about him. The adventures of the hero satirize early 19th-century French society, especially the hypocrisy and materialism of the aristocracy and members of the Roman Catholic Church, foretelling the coming radical changes that will depose them from their leading role in French society.

La Chartreuse de Parme

La Chartreuse de Parme

Author: Stendhal Format: eBook Release Date: 16/09/2016

Fabrice at seventeen is idealistic, rather naive, and speaks poor French. However, he will not be stopped and leaves his home on Lake Como to travel north with false papers. He wanders through France, losing money and horses rapidly. He is imprisoned as a spy, but escapes, donning the uniform of a dead French hussar. In his excitement to play the role of a French soldier, he wanders onto the field at the Battle of Waterloo.

L'Abbesse De Castro

L'Abbesse De Castro

Author: Stendhal Format: eBook Release Date: 16/09/2016

Le melodrame nous a montre si souvent les brigands italiens du seizieme siecle, et tant de gens en ont parle sans les connaitre, que nous en avons maintenant les idees les plus fausses. On peut dire en general que ces brigands furent l'opposition contre les gouvernements atroces qui, en Italie, succederent aux republiques du moyen age. Le nouveau tyran fut d'ordinaire le citoyen le plus riche de la defunte republique, et, pour seduire le bas peuple, il ornait la ville d'eglises magnifiques et de beaux tableaux.

Les Cenci

Les Cenci

Author: Stendhal Format: eBook Release Date: 16/09/2016

Le don Juan de Moliere est galant sans doute, mais avant tout il est homme de bonne compagnie; avant de se livrer au penchant irresistible qui l'entraine vers les jolies femmes, il tient a se conformer a un certain modele ideal, il veut etre l'homme qui serait souverainement admire a la cour d'un jeune roi galant et spirituel.

Red and the Black

Red and the Black

Author: Stendhal Format: eBook Release Date: 16/09/2016

The Red and the Black is the Bildungsroman of Julien Sorel, the intelligent and ambitious protagonist. He comes from a poor family and fails to understand much about the ways of the world he sets out to conquer. He harbours many romantic illusions, but becomes mostly a pawn in the political machinations of the ruthless and influential people about him. The adventures of the hero satirize early 19th-century French society, especially the hypocrisy and materialism of the aristocracy and members of the Roman Catholic Church, foretelling the coming radical changes that will depose them from their leading role in French society.

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