El Cordel y Otros Cuentos

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Siglo XXI, 2000 - Literary Collections - 183 pages
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Hijo de padres divorciados, fue educado por su madre, amiga de Gustave Flaubert, quien lo incentivó en el camino de la escritura. Su cuento “Bola de sebo” lo convirtió en un autor famoso llegando a publicar entre 1880 y 1890 entre treinta y cinco libros por año. Se hizo muy rico no obstante llevar una vida alejada de toda relación social. Cayó en la drogadicción, intentó suicidarse y murió loco a los 43 años. Es considerado uno de los más sobresalientes cuentistas del siglo XIX.
 

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Contents

El cordel
7
La casa Tellier 17
17
Una vendetta 53
53
Los prisioneros 69
69
El protector 121
121
El boquete 129
129
El mendigo 145
145
Pierrot 153
153
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About the author (2000)

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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