The Odd Number: Thirteen Tales By Guy De Maupassant

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Kessinger Publishing, May 1, 2004 - Fiction - 248 pages
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1922. Introduction by Henry James. French author of the naturalistic school who is generally considered the greatest French short story writer. This collection of his short-stories includes: Happiness; A Coward; The Wolf; The Necklace; The Piece of String; La Mere Sauvage; Moonlight; The Confession; On the Journey; The Beggar; A Ghost; Little Soldier; and The Wreck. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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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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