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Sten·dhal(stĕn-däl′, stăn-, stäN-) Pen name of Marie Henri Beyle. 1783-1842.
French writer who influenced the development of the modern novel with his psychologically penetrating romances, such as The Red and the Black (1830).
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(Biography) 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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Sten•dhal(stɛnˈdɑl, stæn-; Fr. stɑ̃ˈdal)
(Marie Henri Beyle), 1783–1842, French novelist and critic.
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