A Day in the Country and Other Stories

Paperback | July 30, 2009

byGuy De MaupassantTranslated byDavid Coward

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This selection of twenty-seven stories shows Maupassant at his comic, cruel, and brilliant best. In addition to the poignant title story, it includes one of the most famous tales ever written, The Necklace , and Le Horla, an account of a disintegrating personality that chillingly parallels theauthor's own decline into madness. All the stories demonstrate his genius for invention and his ability to write unblinkingly about the absurdity of the human condition, supporting Henry James' claim that in the annals of story-telling, Maupassant stands `like a lion in the path'.

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This selection of twenty-seven stories shows Maupassant at his comic, cruel, and brilliant best. In addition to the poignant title story, it includes one of the most famous tales ever written, The Necklace , and Le Horla, an account of a disintegrating personality that chillingly parallels theauthor's own decline into madness. All the ...

David Coward is Senior Lecturer in French at Leeds University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.59 inPublished:July 30, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionSelect BibliographyA Chronology of Guy de MaupassantOut on the RiverSimon's DadFamily LifeA Farm Girl's StoryA Day in the CountryMarrocaCountry LivingRiding OutA Railway StoryOld MilonOur Chum PatienceA Coup d'EtatThe ChristeningCocoA CowardThe PatronThe UmbrellaThe NecklaceStrollingBed 29The GamekeeperThe Little Roque GirlMademoiselle PearlRosalie PrudentOur SpotClochetteLe HorlaExplanatory NotesAppendix: Maupassant as seen by his Critics

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