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Love

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Love by . Stendhal
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In 1818, when he was in his mid-thirties, Stendhal met and fell passionately in love with the beautiful Mathilde Dembowski. She, however, was quick to make it clear that she did not return his affections, and in his despair he turned to the written word to exorcise his love and explain his feelings. The result is an intensely personal dissection of the process of falling -- and being -- in love: a unique blend of poetry, anecdote, philosophy, psychology and social observation. Bringing together the conflicting sides of his nature, the deeply emotional and the coolly analytical, Stendhal created a work that is both acutely personal and universally applicable.

Author Biography

Marie Henri Beyle, known as Stendhal (1783 - 1842) fought during the Napoleonic wars. After Napolean's fall, he retired to Italy and began to write under his pseudonym. In 1821 he left Italy and returned to France, where he completed Love. The Red and the Black was his second novel, and he completed three others.
Release date NZ
August 28th, 1975
Author
Contributors
Introduction by Bert Cyril J.G. Knight Introduction by Jean Stewart Translated by Gilbert Sale Translated by Suzanne Sale
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
bibliography
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
336
Dimensions
129x198x15
ISBN-13
9780140443073
Product ID
1660431

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