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'Nowhere could she discover the dens of iniquity about which she had dreamed...' Set in the Paris of society women, prostitutes and small-minded bourgeousie, and the isolated villages of rural Normandy that de Maupassant knew as a child, the thirty-three tales…

Bel Ami

by Guy De Maupassant

|June 4, 2010

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The story chronicles Georges Duroy's corrupt rise to power from a poor ex-NCO non-commissioned officer) to one of the most successful men in Paris, most of which he achieves by manipulating a series of powerful, intelligent, and wealthy mistresses. The novel is…

Bel-Ami

by Guy De Maupassant

|December 9, 2008

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'His rise testifies to the decline of a whole society.' Jean-Paul Sartre Maupassant's second novel, Bel-Ami (1885) is the story of a ruthlessly ambitious young man (Georges Duroy, christened 'Bel-Ami' by his female admirers) making it to the top in…

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For days and days, nights and nights, I had dreamed of that first kiss which was to consecrate our engagement, and I knew not on what spot I should put my lips. Not on her forehead, that was accustomed to family caresses, nor on her light hair, which mercenary…

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A Parisian civil servant turned protégé of Flaubert, Guy de Maupassant is considered not only one of the greatest short story writers in all of French literature but also a pioneer of psychological realism and modernism who helped define the form.…

Boule de Suif

by Guy de Maupassant

|February 6, 2015

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« Boule de suif […] est un chef-d'œuvre », écrivait Gustave Flaubert. Même si ce n'est pas la première nouvelle de Guy de Maupassant, c'est le récit qui l'a imposé comme un maître.…

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A selection of Maupassant's brilliant, glittering stories set in the Parisian beau monde and Normandy countryside. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin…

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Ces contes furent publiés sous forme de recueil en 1883. Cruels et tendres, ils décrivent la France des années 1870 et les difficultés de la vie campagnarde. A la table du baron des Ravots, celui à qui revient le privilège de manger les têtes de bécasse devra…

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This carefully crafted ebook: "Mademoiselle Fifi and Other Stories - Bilingual Edition (English / French)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Guy de Maupassant (1850 - 1893) was a popular French writer, considered one…

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I entered literary life as a meteor, and I shall leave it like a thunderbolt. These words of Maupassant to Jose Maria de Heredia on the occasion of a memorable meeting are, in spite of their morbid solemnity, not an inexact summing up of the brief career during…