Stendhal: Armance (2851 words)


Set during the second Bourbon Restoration in France (1815-30), Armance, ou quelques scènes d’un salon de Paris en 1827 (1827) [Armance: a novel] is Stendhal’s first novel, originally published anonymously. The only widely available English translation is by Charles Kenneth Scott-Moncrieff, first published in 1946. Stendhal, whose real name was Marie-Henri Beyle (1783-1842), is one of the most celebrated French writers of the nineteenth century: his most famous novels, Le Rouge et le Noir (1830) [The Red and the Black] and La Chartreuse de Parme (1839) [The Charterhouse of Parma], are often cited as among the earliest and most distinguished examples of realism. …

Citation: Jones, Sarah. "Armance". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 January 2017 [, accessed 31 July 2021.]

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