from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Stendhal 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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  • n. French writer whose novels were the first to feature psychological analysis of the character (1783-1842)


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