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DetailsThe French author Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) was a master of the short story, creating detailed character studies and brief but moving dramas well suited to the genre. The nine stories in this collection provide a vivid portrait gallery of his typical subjects -- from simple peasants and prostitutes to soldiers, government clerks, and provincial bourgeois.Brilliantly naturalistic, these short works also reveal Maupassant's ability to observe the innumerable details of everyday life and reproduce them artfully and accurately, often with a caustic sense of humor. His literary talents are amply displayed in this volume, which includes these memorable tales: "Ball-of-Fat," regarded by many as technically one of the finest short stories ever written, "The Necklace," "A Piece of String," "Mme. Tellier's Establishment," "Mademoiselle Fifi," "Miss Harriet," "A Way to Wealth," "My Uncle Jules," and "The Horla."ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Guy de Maupassant, in full Henry-René-Albert-Guy de Maupassant, (born on 1850 in Francedied in 1893, Paris), French naturalist writer of short stories and novels who is by general agreement the greatest French short-story writer. Maupassant also wrote under several pseudonyms such as Joseph Prunier, Guy de Valmont, and Maufrigneuse (which he used from 1881 to 1885). He had published more than 300 short stories, six novels, three travel books, and his only volume of verse.
SKU Code PRK B 3150 Weight in Kg 0.0400 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780486270647 Author Name Guy de Maupassant Publisher Name DOVER PUBLICATIONS