Selected Short Stories

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Penguin, Jan 1, 1971 - English fiction - 368 pages
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A collection of the author's most characteristic stories portrays life in 19th-century France.
  

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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
130
L
131
LI
133
LII
134
LV
135
LVII
136

XI
94
XII
98
XIII
104
XIV
107
XV
109
XVI
110
XVII
111
XVIII
113
XX
114
XXI
115
XXII
116
XXIII
117
XXV
118
XXVI
120
XXVIII
121
XXIX
122
XXXII
123
XXXV
124
XXXVI
125
XXXVIII
126
XLI
127
LX
137
LXI
138
LXIII
193
LXIV
199
LXV
209
LXVI
217
LXVII
225
LXVIII
233
LXIX
243
LXX
251
LXXI
259
LXXII
265
LXXIII
275
LXXIV
281
LXXV
289
LXXVI
297
LXXVII
303
LXXVIII
313
LXXIX
345
LXXX
357
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About the author (1971)

Henry-René-Albert-Guy de Maupassant 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 helped him develop his writing talent and introduced him to many literary greats. During his lifetime, he wrote six novels, three travel books, one book of verse, and over 300 short stories. He is considered one of the fathers of the modern short story. His works include The Necklace, A Piece of String, Mademoiselle Fifi, Miss Harriet, My Uncle Jules, Found on a Drowned Man, and The Wreck. He suffered from mental illness in his later years and attempted suicide on January 2, 1892. He was committed to a private asylum in Paris, where he died on July 6, 1893.

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