Selected Short Stories

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  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • Selected Short Stories
  • Guy de Maupassant
  • English
  • 26 October 2019
  • 014044243X

About the Author: Guy de Maupassant

Henri Ren Albert Guy de Maupassant was a popular 19th century French writer He is one of the fathers of the modern short story A protege of Flaubert, Maupassant s short stories are characterized by their economy of style and their efficient effortless d nouement He also wrote six short novels A number of his stories often denote the futility of war and the innocent civilians who get crushed i Henri Ren Albert Guy de Maupassant was a popular 19th century French writer He is one of the fathers of the modern short story A protege of Flaubert, Maupassant s short stories are characterized by their economy of style and their efficient effortless d nouement He also wrote six short novels A number of his stories often denote the futility of war and the innocent civilians who get crushed in it many are set during the Franco Prussian War of the 1870s


Selected Short Stories This Volume Contains 30 Of Maupassant S Classic Stories Boule De Suif In The Spring The Graveyard Sisterhood Madame Tellier S Establishment A Ruse An Old Man Rust Two Friends The Jewels The Conservatory The Matter With Andr My Uncle Jules A Duel The Convert In The Bedroom Regret The Decoration The Piece Of String The Model The Hand Idyll Mother Savage Guillemot Rock Imprudence The Signal In The Woods The Devil The Horla The Mask And Mouche A Fair Selection Of The Master S Short Story Output Roger Colet Has Written The Introduction For The Penguin Classic Edition..

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10 thoughts on “Selected Short Stories

  1. Glenn Russell says:

    Master storyteller Guy De Maupassant covered the full range in his short fiction, by turns as realist as Balzac, as romantic as Dumas, as naturalist as Zola, as decadent as Lorrain or as Gothic as Poe What a powerful, versatile imagination This collection of short stories includes three well known classics Boule De Suif, The Piece of String, Madame Tellier s Establishment but I will focus on four very short tales that, by telling detail and the author s grasp of the nuances of psychology, Master storyteller Guy De Maupassant covered the full range in his short fiction, by turns as realist as Balzac, as romantic as Dumas, as naturalist as Zola, as decadent as Lorrain or as Gothic as Poe What a powerful, versatile imagination This collection of short stories includes three well known classics Boule De Suif, The Piece of String, Madame Tellier s Establishment but I will focus on four very short tales that, by telling detail and the author s grasp of the nuances of psychology, capture the human heart.A VendettaIn a tiny Italian fishing cottage built on a mountainside overlooking the sea, a widow lives alone with her adult son and dog named Frisky But one night tragedy strikes after a quarrel, the victim of underhandedness and betrayal, her son, Antoine, is knifed by one Nicolas Ravolati, who esca...

  2. Lynne King says:

    I read this book about ten years ago and I was reminded that I had it this morning when I was looking at another Goodreader s shelves as is my want.Looking briefly through this selection of thirty short stories, the most famous of which was the Boule de Suif , or suet dumpling , I vividly recalled this one about a Rouen prostitute She was Short, completely round, fat as a pig, with puffy fingers constricted at the joints like strings of tiny sausages, taut shiny skin, and huge breasts swel I read this book about ten years ago and I was reminded that I had it this morning when I was looking at another Goodreader s shelves as is my want.Looking briefly through this selection ...

  3. Sketchbook says:

    Insightful, humane, modern these are some of the wordsthat strike after reading Maupassant s stories and novels.Never mind the puritanical comments on this site.Maupassant touches deep chords of feeling the chordsof a full symphony His characters refuse to be defeated insidetheir hearts his irony pleads the case of human nature But,always, Maupassant sees human pretense Maupassant s people sometimes flawed, limited, foolish pass through enoughexperience, as did he, to ...

  4. Audrey says:

    Towards the end of his life, de Maupassant suffered from paranoia due to a syphilis infection Reading his stories, though, I can see how he might have become paranoid in any case He saw people very clearly and for the most part, what he saw wasn t pretty De Maupassant shows us small failings playing out in ordinary lives They aren t usually great Evils, but it s bad enough pettiness, greed, lust, and self interest It s pretty dispiriting stuff, although often very funny, thanks to his part Towards the end of his life, de Maupas...

  5. John says:

    Man, this guy knew how to write a great story The best stories in this collection Boule De Suif, Madame Tellier s Establishment, and Mouche are wonderful combinations of artful characterization, realistic descriptions of human pecadillos, sharp humor, liberal sexuality, and authorial cruelty There is a good reason these are classics Many of the other stories are sometimes half baked confections where the balance of the above virtues is somewhat off Interestingly, there are a few quasi sc Man, this guy knew how to write a great story The best stories in this collection Boule De Suif, Madame Tellier s Establ...

  6. Philippe Malzieu says:

    I read them when I stays at the high school By preparing the competitive examination for begining secialist MD, I decided to read all books of Maupassant I hesitated with Proust but I wanted short stories In fact it was rather fast I re...

  7. Ian says:

    I was close to giving a 5 star rating to this superb collection, in the end choosing four stars only because there are a few stories here that are not up to the standard of the rest.Being British myself, I can say that our nation tends to stereotype the French as being rather too preoccupied with matters of the bedroom It must be said that Maupassant does nothing to dispel this image Love, oraccurately lust, is the predominant theme of these stories Maupassant s male characters seem to I was close to giving a 5 star rating to this superb collection, in the end choosing four stars only because there are a few stories here that are not up to the standard of the rest.Being British myself, I can say that our nation tends to stereotype the French as being rather too preoccupied with matters of the bedroom It must be said that Maupassant does nothing to dispel this image Love, oraccurately lust, is the predominant theme of these stories Maupassant s male characters seem to fall head over heels for anything in a skirt, and his female characters are not exactly the type to follow vows of chastity either In fact, hapless deceived husbands are a favourite theme of the author, and it seems to me that Maupassant enjoyed highlighting just how far people s actual behaviour varied from the conventional morality of the era.That said, there is huge variety in these tales Rust and Madame Tellier s Establishment are gloriously comic, whilst Boule de Suif , The Devil ...

  8. Michael Wais says:

    These short stories had such sympathetic and honest portrayals of the characters in them I liked how human nature was depicted very realistically and naturally in this collection.I really enjoyed the book.I had a hard time getting into it at first because I don t speak french or any other foreign language for that matter Also I ve never visited Rouen or any other place in Paris The only place I ever took a vacation in Europe was Brussels in Belgium and the farthest away from there that I v These short stories had such sympathetic and honest portrayals of the characters in them I liked how human nature was depicted very realistically and naturally in this collection.I really enjoyed the book.I had a hard time getting into it at first because I don...

  9. Cody says:

    REALTALK YALL most of these stories fukcin lame as hell, his doofy surprise endings don t even build up to cool A ha moments it s always Ahm, errr yea i don t have book in front of me but one i finished today was almost literally He asked her if he could have married her had he asked years ago, She said yes, He sat under a lightpost and cried and cried and cried The End i guess you could call that weird staggers at the end of the buildup to be That s Just Like Life but listen homey do REALTALK YALL most of these stories fukcin lame as hell, his doofy surprise endings don t even build up to cool A ha moments it s always Ahm, errr yea i don t have book in front of me but one i finished today was almost literally He asked her if he could have married her had he asked years ago, She said yes, He sat under a lightpost and cried and cried and cried The End i guess you could call that weird staggers at the end of the buildup to be That s Just Like Life but listen homey dont play that if youre building up to some grand twee BS ending then just do itsome of them get a LIL out...

  10. Jeff Johnston says:

    A fantastic set of short stories Maupassant transports you to a specific time and place with exquisite descriptive prose and then subtlety introduces the underlying theme Mind you once the theme is introduced, your emotions are then drastically ev...