Best Short Stories 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.

ISBN: 9781853261893 Author: Maupassant, Guy De Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Publication Date: 20th February 1997 Imprint: Wordsworth Editions Cover: Paperback Dewey: 843.8 (edition:23) Pages: 197 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

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.

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