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Classics/modern classics Maupassant, G: The Best Short Stories
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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
Madame Tellier’s Establishment
Clair de Lune
The Piece of String
Madame Husson’s ‘Rosier’
That Pig of a Morin
The Olive Orchard
Two Little Soldiers
|Series||Classics/modern classics||Title||The Best Short Stories|
|Publication Date||March 1996||Authors||Guy de Maupassant|
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