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Lucien Leuwen (published posthumously in 1894), Book II: The Telegraph


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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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