Bel-Ami

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Larousse Kingfisher Chambers, Incorporated, 2008 - 398 pages
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Animé par une volonté farouche de réussite, Georges Duroy, ce " Bel-Ami " chéri des femmes, ne recule devant rien et use de la séduction comme d'une arme. Journaliste " people " avant la lettre, il fait et défait les hommes politiques en révélant leurs " affaires " véreuses ou leur vie privée. Pour Maupassant, l'occasion était trop belle d'utiliser le destin particulier de cet antihéros pour dénoncer la corruption des cercles du pouvoir et le cynisme de la société de la deuxième moitié du XIXe siècle...

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I gave 4 stars because I liked the book even though it's not a genre I particularly cherish. Though I appreciated the way Maupassant described the life and rise of a totally unknown person and the ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

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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