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Selected Short Stories - Guy de Maupassant
Selected Short Stories
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Ranging in subject from murder, adultery and war to the simple pleasures of eating and drinking, Guy de Maupassant's short stories are his greatest achievements. Maupassant's instinctive insight into the vices and passions of "respectable" men and women is tempered by a sensual appreciation of... show more
Ranging in subject from murder, adultery and war to the simple pleasures of eating and drinking, Guy de Maupassant's short stories are his greatest achievements. Maupassant's instinctive insight into the vices and passions of "respectable" men and women is tempered by a sensual appreciation of the good things in life and a robust humor.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140442434 (014044243X)
ASIN: 014044243X
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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Not in a mood to finish this one right now, I will leave it for later on.
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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 our small failings ...
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