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Stendhal , the pen name of Marie-Henri Beyle (1783-1842), was a nineteenth-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 (The Red and the Black , 1830) and La Chartreuse de Parme ( The Charterhouse of Parma , 1839).