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Guy De Maupassant

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The French writer Guy de Maupassant (1850-93), a protégé of Flaubert, was known for his hugely influential short stories and the vivid realism of his novels. He was born in Normandy and served in the Franco-Prussian War, which would become the subject of some of his best-known stories. Maupassant wrote six novels and nearly three hundred stories, among them “The Necklace,” “Boule de Suif,” “The Horla,” and “Mademoiselle Fifi.” His financial and critical success as a writer made him a prominent figure in fashionable society, but in his last few years he suffered mental and physical symptoms of the syphilis he... Read More

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Bel Ami

Written by Guy De Maupassant


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $14.00

Bel Ami, written at the height of Guy de Maupassant's powers, is a clasic novel of seduction, intrigue, and ruthless social climbing in belle époque Paris.

Georges Duroy is a down-and-out journalist from a humble background who engineers a stunning rise to the top of Parisian society through his relationships with influential... Read more >
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Bel Ami

Written by Guy De Maupassant


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 25, 2012
Price: $5.99

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The Necklace and Other Tales

Written by Guy De Maupassant
Translated by Joachim Neugroschel
Introduction by Adam Gopnik


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 11, 2003
Price: $14.00

These stories—poignant scrutinies of social pretension, wicked tales of lust and love, and harrowing examinations of terror and madness—display the full genius of Guy de Maupassant in an enthralling new translation by Joachim Neugroschel. They reveal Maupassant’s remarkable range, his technical perfection, his sexual realism, and his ability to create whole... Read more >
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The Necklace and Other Tales

Written by Guy De Maupassant
Translated by Joachim Neugroschel


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 18, 2003
Price: $2.99

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