Books by Stendhal

Stendhal (1783-1842) was the pen name of Marie-Henri Beyle, born in Grenoble, France, and generally regarded as one of the greatest 19th-century novelists. Le Rouge en Le Noir is his best-known work, and the one recommended on Five Books. For a biography of Stendhal’s life, there’s Jonathan Keates’s Stendhal; for a book that focuses more on his oeuvre, there’s Robert Alter’s critical biography, A Lion for Love (1986).

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