From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Marie-Henri Beyle (January 23, 1783 – March 23, 1842), better known by his penname 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 Parma, 1839).
- Armance (1827)
- Le Rouge et le Noir (variously translated as Scarlet and Black, Red and Black, The Red and the Black, 1830)
- La Chartreuse de Parme (1839) (The Charterhouse of Parma)
- Lucien Leuwen (1835, unfinished, published 1894)
- Lamiel (1839-42, unfinished, published 1889)
- The Pink and the Green (1837, unfinished)
- Mina de Vanghel (1830, later published in La Revue des Deux Mondes)
- Vittoria Accoramboni
- Italian Chroniques, 1837 — 1839
His other works include short stories, journalism, travel books (among them Rome, Naples et Florence and Promenades dans Rome), a famous collection of essays on Italian painting, critical essays on Racine and Shakespeare, and biographies of several prominent figures of his time, including Napoleon, Haydn, Mozart, Rossini, and Metastasio.