Bel-ami [NOOK Book]

Overview

Maupassant's second novel, Bel-Ami (1885), is the story of a ruthlessly ambitious young man (Georges Duroy, christened 'Bel-Ami' by his female admirers) making it to the top in fin-de-siecle Paris. It is a novel about money, sex, and power, set against the background of the politics of the French colonization of North Africa. It explores the dynamics of an urban society uncomfortably close to our own and is a devastating satire of the sleaziness of contemporary journalism.

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Bel-ami

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Overview

Maupassant's second novel, Bel-Ami (1885), is the story of a ruthlessly ambitious young man (Georges Duroy, christened 'Bel-Ami' by his female admirers) making it to the top in fin-de-siecle Paris. It is a novel about money, sex, and power, set against the background of the politics of the French colonization of North Africa. It explores the dynamics of an urban society uncomfortably close to our own and is a devastating satire of the sleaziness of contemporary journalism.

Bel-Ami enjoys the status of an authentic record of the apotheosis of bourgeois capitalism under the Third Republic. But the creative tension between its analysis of modern behaviour and its identifiably late nineteenth-century fabric is one of the reasons why Bel-Ami remains one of the finest French novels of its time, as well as being recognized as Maupassant's greatest achievement as a novelist.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940030674162
  • Publisher: Paris L. Conrad
  • Language: French
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1910 volume
  • File size: 670 KB

Meet the Author

Guy de Maupassant was born in Normandy in 1850. By the late 1870s, the first signs of syphilis had appeared, and Maupassant had become Flaubert's pupil in the art of prose. He led a hectic social life, and in 1891, having tried to commit suicide, he was committed to an asylum in Paris, where he died two years later.

Douglas Parmee is a well-known French translator.

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Note on the Translation xlviii
Select Bibliography xlix
A Chronology of Guy de Maupassant liii
Part 13
Part 2149
Explanatory Notes 291
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    In French

    And no proof-reading done after the scan. Not quite useless, but still...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2013

    the hero, you will either love or hate

    My complain is with the app. Wondeful in all respects, but It does not have a french dictionary installed so if you are off-line you cannot see (unlike with kindle for ipad) the french definition of whatever word you highligh.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Very enjoyable read!

    Very enjoyable read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    In french

    I know its free but its in french.

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