Stendhal Quotes (61 quotes)
“Lucien Leuwen was expelled from the Ecole Polytechnique for having gone for an untimely walk on a day when he, with his fellow students, had been ordered to keep to their quarters. It was on one of those famous days of June, 1832.”
Lucien Leuwen (1835, unfinished, published 1894)
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Born: January 23, 1783
Died: March 23, 1842 (aged 59)
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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