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The Necklace and Other Short Stories - Guy de Maupassant
The Necklace and Other Short Stories
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Nine memorable classics, characterized by ironic twists of plot, include "Ball of Fat," regarded by many as technically one of the finest short stories ever written, "The Necklace," "A Piece of String," "Mme. Tellier's Establishment," "Mademoiselle Fifi," "Miss Harriet," "A Way to Wealth," "My... show more
Nine memorable classics, characterized by ironic twists of plot, include "Ball of Fat," regarded by many as technically one of the finest short stories ever written, "The Necklace," "A Piece of String," "Mme. Tellier's Establishment," "Mademoiselle Fifi," "Miss Harriet," "A Way to Wealth," "My Uncle Jules" and "The Horla."
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780486270647 (0486270645)
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
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Victoria Reads Books
Victoria Reads Books rated it
3.0
*review of The Necklace*Using relatively unadorned prose, Maupassant manages to invoke frustration, elation, dismay, and resignation during the story, and, depending on how well you managed to connect to the protagonist, an indescribable ache following the final words. This is a simple, straightforw...
Adventures Thru Wonderland
Adventures Thru Wonderland rated it
4.0 The Necklace and Other Short Stories
This book shocked me, not the endings I had expected, but that is one of the reasons I loved it
Anne's IntermittentroPolis
Anne's IntermittentroPolis rated it
4.0
The Necklace story was such a tease! I still don't know whether Maupassant is an ass or a genius.
The Review Man
The Review Man rated it
I read many of Guy de Maupassant's works a few years ago in the original French—the only way to do it. de Maupassant's stories are short but they're full of life. The modern short story writer is no doubt indebted to him, and I imagine many screenwriters borrow liberally from his work. (Whether inte...
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