Selected Short Stories

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Penguin, 1971 - English fiction - 368 pages
22 Reviews
Ranging in subject from murder, adultery and war to the simple pleasures of eating and drinking, Guy de Maupassant's short stories are his greatest achievements. Maupassant's instinctive insight into the vices and passions of "respectable" men and women is tempered by a sensual appreciation of the good things in life and a robust humor.
  

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Pétition d'Un Viveur Malgré Lui by Guy de Maupassant Man versus Woman Maugham wrote about Maupassant. In The Summing Up, we can read that Maugham had a high opinion of Guy de Maupassant, and even ... Read full review

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Contents

III
19
IV
69
V
77
VI
87
VII
123
VIII
131
IX
137
X
91
XLIII
128
XLVI
129
XLIX
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L
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LI
133
LII
134
LV
135
LVII
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XI
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XII
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XIII
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XIV
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XV
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XVI
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XVII
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XVIII
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XX
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XXI
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XXII
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XXIII
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XXV
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XXVI
120
XXVIII
121
XXIX
122
XXXII
123
XXXV
124
XXXVI
125
XXXVIII
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XLI
127
LX
137
LXI
138
LXIII
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LXIV
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LXV
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LXVI
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LXVII
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LXVIII
233
LXIX
243
LXX
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LXXI
259
LXXII
265
LXXIII
275
LXXIV
281
LXXV
289
LXXVI
297
LXXVII
303
LXXVIII
313
LXXIX
345
LXXX
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Writer Henry-Rene-Albert-Guy de Maupassant, often credited with being the originator of the commercial literary short story, was born on August 5, 1850 in France. He was schooled at a seminary in Yvetot and Le Harve. He fought in the Franco-German War, then held civil service posts with the Ministry of the Navy and the Ministry of Public Instruction. He also worked with Gustave Flaubert, who treated him like a son, helped him develop his writing talent, and introduced him to many literary greats. Maupassant wrote six novels, three travel books, a book of verse and over 300 short stories. He attempted to kill himself in 1892 and died in Paris on July 6, the following year.

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