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A Day in the Country and Other Stories

3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  109 ratings  ·  7 reviews
In addition to the poignant title story, this selection of 27 comic and cruel stories includes The Necklace, and Le Horla, an account of a disintegrating personality that chillingly parallels the author's own decline into madness.
Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 19th 1998 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1881)
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This collection of short stories might have plenty of variety but it is all written with great mastery of a form that eludes some writers.

Here the reader's attention is grabbed through a number of different ways including thriller, ghost story as well as insights into the social world of 19th century French life.

To pick out a selection from the first third of the book to give a flavour is not too difficult.

Simon's Dad is a heart warming tale of a boy seeking a father to end the bullying at schoo
4 stars for the stories (the depressive cynical style may not be everyone's cup of tea) and an extra star for the supporting introduction, explanatory notes and critics comments as found in this edition (always appreciated with classics)...and now I'm off to shoot myself.
Jun 04, 2011 Wayne rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: one and all
I think I love Short Stories
because they can give you such intense Slices of Reality,
Turning Point Moments don't require the FULL account.
It leaves your mind free to ponder consequences.
Or implications.
Or Insights, Revelations.
Cause Discomforts, open up Dangerous Territory.
Or New Sympathies and alter Strong Confirmations.

These and those of Henry James
are such worlds apart
and yet both are revealing of Human Nature.

The appendix to this Oxford compilation
quotes 9 contemporary cri
[i]I only read a Day in the Country[/i]

A Day in the Coutnry is a really nice short story, it is entertaining and the language is simple yet nice.
Je n'aime pas lire au sujet de la morte et de l'amour perdu. Toutes les histoires sont bien écrit. J'aime le dialogue des normands.
Short concise stories often with an unexpected twist at the end. Very enjoyable and often somewhat bleak.
Superb! Great short story collection. It's really sweet.
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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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