The articles which Stendhal contributed as French correspondent for the London Magazine
, New Monthly Magazine
and other English reviews of the 1820s are here brought together in a single volume, the only edition available in English. In them Stendhal – defying fashion and giving proof of the bold originality of his creative writing – provides an illuminating and often entertaining commentary on the politics and mores of post-Napoleonic France and Italy, and reveals his outstanding and all too rarely acknowledged gifts as a reviewer and literary critic.
Together with the articles from the English reviews, this edition includes translations of articles, essays and notes on Corneille, Scott and Lord Byron, who was on terms of close acquaintance with Stendhal during his stay in Milan in 1816.
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