Contes du Jour et de la Nuit

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Adegi Graphics LLC, Jan 1, 1999 - Short stories, French - 139 pages
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This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition.

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User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

A breath-taking, robust, and dreamy selection of stories from de Maupassant and a good place to start off with his work. While the stories collected here span a far range in their tenor and focus, all ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lindsey Simons - Goodreads

I love Maupassant. He's harsh and funny. He leaves you with an empty unsatisfying feeling, yet it's always worth it. Read full review

About the author (1999)

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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