Marie-Henri Beyle (January 23, 1783 – March 23, 1842), better
known by his penname Stendhal, was a 19th century French writer.
Known for his acute analysis of his characters' psychology, he is
considered one of the earliest and foremost practitioners of the
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). Source: Wikipedia