The Complete Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant, Part One The Complete Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant, Part One discussion


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Douglas I've only just began to read this, but the first story was intriguing. It was "Ball of Fat".


Lynne Lowe I first read "Ball of Fat" when I was in junior high. I didn't quite understand what the main character did to help the others. Why give this short story to a classroom full of innocent 7th graders( back in 1967) when we didn't know a lot, if anything about sex. I read the story again in college and fully understood the she had to do, and how ungrateful people traveling with her were. What a powerful tale, and one of my favorite short stories. "The Necklace" by deMaupassant is another great short story. The man definitely knew how to tell a tale. He's one of my favorite authors. Too bad his life ended the way it did.


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