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Classics/modern classics Maupassant, G: The Best Short Stories

  • By Guy de Maupassant
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  • ISBN: 9781853261893
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With a new Introduction by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex. Guy de Maupassant was a master of the short story. This collection displays his lively diversity, with tales that vary in theme and tone, ranging from tragedy and satire to comedy and farce.

In a lucidly direct style, he provides unflinching realism and sceptical irony. He depicts the deceptions, hypocrisies and vanities at different levels of society. Prostitution is frankly described, while the harshness of war is deftly exposed.

His tales have been televised and have influenced films, operas and rock music. Unillusioned but humane, Maupassant remains our contemporary.

Boule de Suif

Two Friends

Madame Tellier’s Establishment

Madamoiselle Fifi

Clair de Lune

Miss Harriet

The Necklace

Madamoiselle Pearl

The Piece of String

Madame Husson’s ‘Rosier’

That Pig of a Morin

Useless Beauty

The Olive Orchard

A Sale


Two Little Soldiers


Title details

Series Classics/modern classics Title The Best Short Stories
Subject French Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date March 1996 Authors Guy de Maupassant
Binding Paperback Pages 224
Size(mm) 129x198 Weight (gms) 164
ESB Code 55981 ISBN 9781853261893
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