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Guy de Maupassant
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Miss Harriet: Et Autres Nouvelles

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Le narrateur est Leon Chenal, un vieux peintre, qui est parti d'Etretat pour aller visiter les ruines de Tancarville. Il se trouve dans un break avec six autres personnes et decide de raconter a ses compagnons le plus lamentable amour de sa vie. A l'epoque, il etait un jeune peintre qui allait d'une auberge a l'autre pour etudier la nature. Et comme cela un soir il s'est t ...more
Paperback, 174 pages
Published October 25th 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published 1951)
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The Green Border ( shown here ) certainly DATED this edition of some of Guy de Maupassant's Short Stories.
It was at a Second-Hand bookshop in ever busy Newtown,
an inner suburb of Sydney..."Elizabeth's".

What made it a Special Find for Me was not its age
- one of the introductory pages informed "This translation first published 1951"
which made it just a few years younger than myself,
but that it looked and felt as if it had just been "born" that very morning.
The older volume titled "Boule De Suif
The second volume translated by H.N.P. Sloman for Penguin Classics. If you're looking for an introduction to Maupassant's short stories I'd recommend Boule de Suif and other stories ahead of this. Boule de Suif contains his quirkier, more well known works (including my favourite The Sea) . Miss Harriet is far grimmer and there's less charm to oil the wheels as Maupassant exposes the hypocrisy and foibles of late 19th century French society.
The final story Monsieur Parent follows the life of a
On reproche à Maupassant un style "basic-french littéraire". En effet, son style n'est pas pompeux à la Goncourt, mais les récits de Maupassant possèdent une qualité qu'on ne trouve que rarement dans l'univers des romans français : ils hantent.

Dans ce recueil de nouvelles, Maupassant nous livre un point de vue peu romancé de la vie. Déception, tristesse, égoïsme et folie sont au rendez-vous en Normandie, à Paris et même dans des endroits peu propices, comme les wagons de train.

La multiplicité d
د. حمدان
Feb 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"العانس" أو "الآنسة هارييه" جي دو موباسان

هو أحد رواد القصة القصيرة المعاصرة.. كاتب وروائي وقاص فرنسي.. عاش ما بين 1850-1893 درس القانون والتحق بالجيش الفرنسي. كان دوماً ما يصاب بصداع عنيد يقضي الساعات يتلوى من الألم حتى أصيب بالجنون 1891 ومات في أحد المصحات العقلية.

العانس هي إحدى قصصه القصيرة وتتحدث عن حكاية غرامية حزينة يرويها العجوز "ليون شينال" كي يسلّي عن المسافرين معه في العربة. وكانت تلك الحكاية أحد مغامراته الشخصية في شبابه.

كان شينال شاباً يحب الريف الفرنسي ويكن إعجاباً خاصاً بفتيات الريف
Jun 14, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well. They're perfectly readable only...I'm not sure I got the point.

They seem to have no particular ending or purpose. No twist or resolution or particular atmosphere... just a sort of vaguely depressing set of anecdotes that don't lead anywhere.
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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(Read in French.)

"Miss Harriet" poses series inquiries into human consciousness and conducts. The incongruence between what we hope the world to be, and the reality of human psyche and behavior is the main source of tragedy. Miss Harriet died of a particularly acute loss of hope; she gave up trying to reconcile to the world. Her consciousness suffers too long and too deeply in the world of normal human lives. The final breaks comes from the last thread of her connection with the world. Her love
Chiefdonkey Bradey
Savage and tender by turn, full of mordant wit, a delight for the soul weary flaneur - after Monsieur Parent, though, a stiff drink is required
Lloyd Hughes
Jun 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A young artist meets 50 something English spinster in a small country lodging house on the northern coast of France. They share an unrequited moment. Maupassant is known for his denouements with a twist, and this is no exception. 4 stars.
Catherine Vamianaki
The story of an English lady in France. It was a good read.
Pierre IL Vecchio
Comme toujours c'est un énorme plaisir de lire Maupassant !!
Kate Medina (alittlereader1)
Intenso e inigualable. Es la segunda historia corta que leo de Maupassant y es simplemete magnifica.
Dr. Cavid Cəfərov
We read sometimes the novels or books which we aren't enjoying. This is one of those.
Aditya Mallya
Sep 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful and haunting story about loneliness and unrequited love, with the typical detail and dashes of humour that make Maupassant stories stick in the mind for years.
Dec 04, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sad story, but I enjoy his writing style.
Apr 10, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice, but not as surprising as I'm used to with Maupassant.
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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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