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The Complete Short Stories of Guy De Maupassant
The Complete Short Stories of Guy De Maupassant

The Complete Short Stories of Guy De Maupassant

by Guy de Maupassant

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Language

English

Publisher

Rupa

ISBN

N/A - Year: 1995 - Pages: 1011

Binding

Paperback

Guy de Maupassant

Author: Guy de Maupassant
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 1995
Language: English
Pages: 1011
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A

Description

Guy De Maupassant was born on 5 August 1850. Two occurrences in Maupassant youth, spent near Dieppe, France, scarred him for life. One was the seperation of his parents when he was 11 year old. Raised by his strong neurotic mother, Maupassant adored her, hated his father, despised all husbands, and remained a bachelor. The other was the discovery that he has syphilis, which he had either inherited or contracted. He claimed he was cured of it, but he wasn't, and in his later years it destroyed him. Living in Paris and studying law, he began to write, with his mother's friend Gustave Flaubert as his stern mentor.

Quitting law, Maupassant worked for ten years as a government clerk, mostly for the naval ministry. When he was 30, his first published short story, Boule de Suif, the story of a Rouen prostitute, caused a sensation, and three years later he published his first novel, Unne Vie, called by Leo Tolstoy the best French novel since Les Miserables. After that writing steadily, Maupasant became rich and famous, ultimately prossessing four dwellings and two yachts. He was a powerful man, able to row a boat fifty miles in a single day. But syphilis killed him in the end. He became ill, began to hallucinate, and tried to cut his throat. Committed to a Paris lunatic asylum, he died there at the age of 42 (on 6 July 1893).

Contents

Ball-of-Fat
The Necklace
The Piece of String
The Story of a Farm Girl
In the Moonlight
Madame Tellier's Excursion
Love
Mademoiselle Fifi
Monsieur Parent
Useless Beauty
An Affair of State
Babette
A Cock Crowed
Lilie Lala
A Vagabond
The Mountebanks
Ugly
The Debt
A Normandy Joke
The Father
The Artist
False Alarm
That Pig of a Morin
Miss Harriet
The Hole
The Inn
A Family
Bellflower
In the Wood
The Marquis De Fumerol
Saved
The Signal
The Devil
The Venus of Braniza
The Rabbit
La Morillonne
Epiphany
Simon's Papa
Waiter, A Bock!
The Sequel to a Divorce
The Clown
The Mad Woman
Mademoiselle
The Port
Chali
Jeroboam
Virtue In the Ballet
The Double Pins
How He Got the Legion of Honor
A Crisis
Graveyard Sirens
Growing Old
A French Enoch Arden
Julie Romain
An Unreasonable Woman
Rosalie Prudent
Hippolyte's Claim
Benoist
Fecundity
A Way to Wealth
Am I Insane?
Forbidden Fruit
The Charm Dispelled
Madame Parisse
Making a Convert
A Little Walk
A Wife's Confession
A Dead Woman's Secret
Love's Awakening
Bed no 29
Marroca
A Philosopher
A Mistake
Florentine
Consideration
Woman's Wiles
Moonlight
Doubltful Happiness
Humiliation
The Wedding Night
The Noncommissioned Officer
In the Courtroom
A Peculiar Case
A Practical Joke
A Strange Fancy
After Death
On Cates
Room No II
One Phase of Love
Good Reasons
A Fair Exchange
The Tobacco Shop
A Poor Girl
The Substitute
A Passion
Caught
The Orderly
Joseph
Regret
The Deaf-Mute
Magnetism
In Various Roles
The False Gems
Countess Satan
A Useful House
The Colonel's Ideas
Two Little Soldiers
Ghosts
Was It a Dream?
The New Sensation
Virtue!
The Thief
The Diary of a Madman
On Perfumes
The Will
In His Sweetheart's Livery
An Unfortunate Likeness
A Night in Whitechapel
Lost!
A Country Excursion
The Relics
A Rupture
Margot's Tapers
The Accent
Profitable Business
Bertha
The Last Step
A Mesalliance
An Honest Deal
The Log
Delilah
The Ill-Omened Groom
The Odalisque of Senichou
Bric-A-Brac
The Artist's Wife
In the Spring
The Real One and the Other
The Carter's Wench
The Rendezvous
Solitude
The Man with the Blue Eyes
An Artifice
The Specter
The Relic
The Marquis
A Deer Park In the Provinces
An Adventure
The Bed
Under the Yoke
A Fashionable Woman
Words of Love
The Upstart
Happiness
Christmas Eve
The Awakening
The Whilte Lady
Madame Baptiste
Revenge
An Old Maid
Complication
Forgiveness
The White Wolf
Toine
An Enthusiast
The Traveller's Story
A Jolly Fellow
A Lively Friend
The Blind Man
The Impolite Sex
The Corsican Bandit
The Duel
The Love of Long Ago.
The Farmer's Wife
Beside a Dead Man
A Queer Night in Paris
A Duel
The Umbrella
The Question of Latin
Mother and Son!!!
He?
The Avenger
The Conservatiory
Letter Found on a Corpse
The Little Cask
Poor Andrew
A Fishing Excursion
After
The Spasm
A Meeting
A New Years's Gift
My Uncle Sosthenes
All Over
My Landlady
The Horrible
The First Snowfall
The Wooden Shoes
Boitelle
Selfishness
The Watchdog
The Dancers
Christening
A Costly Outing
The Man with the Dogs
A Kings's Son
Mohammed Fripouli
Bell
The Victim
The Englishman
Sentiment
Francis
The Assassin
Semillante
On the River
Suicides
A Miracle
The Accursed Bread
My Twenty-Five Days
A Lucky Burglar
An Odd Feast
Sympathy
A Traveller's Tale
Little Louise Roque

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