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The Very Best Of Guy De Maupassant: Short Stories

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Guy de Maupassant was a prolific writer of short stories. He has articulately painted a fascinati... Read More

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Guy de Maupassant was a prolific writer of short stories. He has articulately painted a fascinating picture of French life in the 19th century through his writings.He made his debut as a poet and later, went on write 300 short stories, six novels, three travel books, and one volume of verse. Maupassant was a passionate lover of the sea and rivers, which accounts for the setting of much of his fiction and the prevalence in it of nautical imagery. He presents his characters dispassionately, foregoing any personal moral judgment on them but always noting the word, the gesture, or even the reticence that betrays each one’s essential personality, all the while enhancing the effect by describing the physical and social background against which his characters move. Concision, vigour, and the most rigorous economy are the characteristics of his art. This collection includes guy de Maupassant's masterpiece Boule de Suif and his other famous stories like the necklace, a piece of string, Mademoiselle Fifi, Miss Harriet, My uncle Jules, found on a drowned man and the wreck. Embassy books proudly presents this book as part of the Embassy classics series, which comprises of some of the finest literary works of great authors.

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Title: The Very Best Of Guy De Maupassant: Short Stories
Author: Maupassant Guy De
Publisher: Embassy Books
ISBN: 9789386450227
SKU: BK0384804
EAN: 9789386450227
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Reading age : All Age Groups

About Author

Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant (/ˈmoʊpəˌsɑːnt/;[2] French: [ɡid(ə) mopasɑ̃]; 5 August 1850 – 6 July 1893) was a French writer, remembered as a master of the short story form, and as a representative of the naturalist school of writers, who depicted human lives and destinies and social forces in disillusioned and often pessimistic terms. Maupassant was a protégé of Flaubert and his stories are characterized by economy of style and efficient, effortless dénouements (outcomes). Many are set during the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s, describing the futility of war and the innocent civilians who, caught up in events beyond their control, are permanently changed by their experiences. He wrote some 300 short stories, six novels, three travel books, and one volume of verse. His first published story, "Boule de Suif" ("Ball of Fat", 1880), is often considered his masterpiece.

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