Stendhal: La vie de Henry Brulard [The Life of Henry Brulard]

(3883 words)
  • Peter Wagstaff (University of Bath)

Vie de Henry Brulard, written between November 1835 and March 1836 but unpublished until 1890, nearly half a century after the author’s death, is an autobiographical account of the early life, up to the age of seventeen, of Marie-Henri Beyle (1783-1842) who, writing under the pseudonym Stendhal, is best known as the author of the novels Le Rouge et le noir (1830) [Scarlet and Black] and La Chartreuse de Parme (1839) [The Charterhouse of Parma]. It is a work in which deeply-felt emotional experiences of love and loss, reflections on the nature of selfhood and the search for happiness, are interspersed with observations on the wider social and political landscape in its impact on the young Henri …

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Citation:
Wagstaff, Peter. "La vie de Henry Brulard". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 March 2013
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