Stendhal is the best-known pen name of French writer, Marie-Henri Beyle. Stendhal lived between 1783 and 1842, and had quite an exciting life. He was a member of Napoleon’s army and enjoyed a good deal of fame and success, both as a writer and as a politician, in the later part of his life. Among Stendhal’s works were a number of travel guides to European destinations, non-fiction works on art and other topics, and memoirs. He is most famous, however, for his novels. ‘The Red and the Black’ and ”The Charterhouse of Parma” are the classics that Stendhal is remembered for.