Bel-Ami (Oxford World's Classics)
Including hyperlinked explanatory notes within the ebook-optimized text, introductions by leading authorities, and a wealth of other valuable material, Oxford World's Classics ebooks continue the series’ century-long commitment to scholarship across a broad spectrum of literature from around the... show more
Including hyperlinked explanatory notes within the ebook-optimized text, introductions by leading authorities, and a wealth of other valuable material, Oxford World's Classics ebooks continue the series’ century-long commitment to scholarship across a broad spectrum of literature from around the globe. Bel-Ami: Maupassant's second novel, Bel-Ami (1885) is the story of a ruthlessly ambitious young man making it to the top in fin-de-siècle Paris. It is a novel about money, sex, and power, set against the background of the politics of the French colonization of North Africa. This new translation is complemented by fullest introduction and notes of any edition.
Publish date: May 3rd 2001
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Historical Fiction
, 19th Century
, French Literature
A sign of a really good writer is if you end up hating a character as much as I hate the protagonist of this novel. I wanted to see him broke and broken at the end. However, I am wondering about the translation. There were some sentences and phrases that were just too awkward to be anything other...
George Duroy kommt aus ärmlichen Bauernverhältnissen, war bei der Armee und will jetzt sein Glück in Paris suchen. So richtig will ihm das aber nicht gelingen. Jeden Monat muss er hungern, bis er einen alten Freund wiedersieht. Charles Forestier besorgt ihm einen Job bei der Zeitung und George schaf...
Ao contrário das muitas opiniões que andam por aí, este clássico foi para mim, de difícil leitura e uma obra que não conseguiu captar o meu interesse.
Reseña de Fantasía Mágica3.5Bel Ami es una novela muy curiosa. El protagonista no es el clásico héroe, ni tampoco es un anti-héroe. George Duroy, a quien comienzan a llamar Bel Ami gracias a una niñita (eso me pareció muy simpático), es un personaje que me resultó muy difícil de querer, porque pese ...
Slurped from Travelling with my Nutty NUUTOpening: After changing his five-franc piece Georges Duroy left the restaurant. He twisted his mustache in military style and cast a rapid, sweeping glance upon the diners, among whom were three saleswomen, an untidy music-teacher of uncertain age, and two ...
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