Stories of Guy de Maupassant by Guy de Maupassant

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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.

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This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 6th on Biblioteca (Argentina)
  2. - 13th on El Pais Favorite Books of 100 Spanish Authors (El Pais)
  3. - How to Read and Why (Harold Bloom)
  4. - The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written (Easton Press)

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