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The Shorter Novels of Stendhal ... (1946 edition)
The Life of Henry Brulard (published 1890). Variant translation/complete quotation: "Moreover, I loved, and still love, mathematics for itself, since it does not admit of hypocrisy or vagueness, my two pet aversions."

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Born: January 23, 1783

Died: March 23, 1842 (aged 59)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Writer

Bio: Marie-Henri Beyle, better known by his pen name 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 and La Chartreuse de Parme.

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