Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassant

"Bel Ami" is a novel set in 19th-century Paris, focusing on the life of an ambitious young man who rises from poverty to wealth and power. It explores themes of corruption, manipulation, and the societal power dynamics of the time. The protagonist utilizes his charm and wit to climb the social ladder, seducing and manipulating several influential women along the way. The story provides a critical look at the French bourgeoisie and the moral decay within this social class.

The 1127th greatest book of all time


Published
1885
Nationality
French
Type
Fiction
Pages
300-400
Words
84,000
Original Language
French

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