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The Complete Works of Guy de Maupassant Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 Excerpt: ... WO months had gone by, September was at hand, and the rapid fortune which Duroy had hoped for seemed to him slow in coming. He was, above all, distressed at the soci ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published October 12th 2012 by Rarebooksclub.com (first published 1917)
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James
Feb 21, 2012 James rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting writing style... His writing was cynical of life, beauty, and aging. I need to read more of his short stories to get a better grasp of his approach. Overall, I found the writing interesting even when I disagreed with his worldview or approach to some other aforementioned subjects...
Josh Horowitz
Jul 08, 2016 Josh Horowitz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dark, mysterious and often disturbing! GREAT stuff
Matthew Jaques
Jun 08, 2011 Matthew Jaques rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classic-fiction
In my mind, the greatest short story writer ever....
Ralph Martins
Mar 13, 2017 Ralph Martins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent collection of macabre shorts stories.
BCS
Apr 04, 2009 BCS rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: antique
Hardcover, old edition. Spine is cracking, but binding is still intact. No dust jacket. Some discoloration on cover.

The facing page:

The Complete Works
of
Guy de Maupassant

MAD
And Short Stories

Translations and Critical and Interpretative
Essays by

Alfred de Sumichrast
Ph.D, Professor of French, Harvard University

Adolphe Cohn
M.A. LL.B., Professor of French, Colombia University

Henri C. Olinger, A.B.
Albert M. Cohn-McMaster
Dora Knowlton Ranous

Verses by
Percy Keese Fitzhugh

Leslie-Judge Co.
New York
Alejandro Teruel
Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) in translation comes across as a competent short story writer and a keen observer of the French society of his time, with a wide variety of subject matter: horror stories, love stories and what could be termed social naturalism or stories on social mores.

I would recommend reading some of his better known stories before attempting to read through his entire production in the genre.
Jeffery
I came across "The Jewelry" in my literature class. I guess it's not one of Maupassant's more famous short stories, but for me reading this piece of his writing with a well-crafted narrative is entertaining.
Rodney Richards
Mar 14, 2015 Rodney Richards rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of a few early 18th century writers I really admire and try to emulate in my writing. Together with Poe introduced me to how to build suspense in a story as well as plot twists and memorable endings. I have the book however, which I annotated, not the Kindle version
Janice Crossfield
Perfectly structured and crafted short stories. Wonderful build up of suspense in some stories. They arouse a multitude of emotions.
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Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant was a popular 19th-century French writer. He is one of the fathers of the modern short story. A protege of Flaubert, Maupassant's short stories are characterized by their economy of style and their efficient effortless dénouement. He also wrote six short novels. A number of his stories often denote the futility of war and the innocent civilians who get crushed i ...more
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