Bel Ami

Bel Ami

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by Guy de Maupassant
     
 

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Bel Ami chronicles journalist Georges Duroy's corrupt rise to power from a poor clerk to one of the most successful men in Paris, most of which he achieves by manipulating a series of powerful, intelligent and wealthy mistresses. The novel has been turned into several films, most recently the 2012 version with Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott-Thomas

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Bel Ami chronicles journalist Georges Duroy's corrupt rise to power from a poor clerk to one of the most successful men in Paris, most of which he achieves by manipulating a series of powerful, intelligent and wealthy mistresses. The novel has been turned into several films, most recently the 2012 version with Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott-Thomas and Christina Ricci.

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ISBN-13:
9781470184735
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
03/05/2012
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.27(d)

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Maupassant wurde als Sohn einer lothringischen Adelsfamilie am 05.08.1850 auf Schloß Miromesnil bei Dieppe geboren. Er studierte einige Zeit Jura in Paris, nahm am deutsch-französischen Krieg von 1870-1871 teil und war ab 1871 Beamter in Pariser Ministerien.Flaubertleitete seine literarischen Versuche. Seit 1891 lebte Maupassant in geistiger Umnachtung und starb am 07.07.1893 in Paris.

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Bel Ami 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
StonyCreekCT More than 1 year ago
Having read this book during bright college days some 30 years ago for French lit (yes, back in the day when there were core requirements like history, art, & literature), I remember Bel Ami as a great book, vividly depicting Paris, circa 1880. I am now enjoying rereading. This is a first-class book, which should not be missed since the culture it presents is not a far cry from our world today. It is sensual and earthy, looking at social position, money, love, marriage, morality, courage, and athleticism. For those who are interested, the story also reflects bits of Maupassant's life. The story of Georges Duroy could be 2012 as easily as circa 1880. Cheers to Robert Pattinson for being part of this upcoming film version! I consider him to be an amazing young actor, with tremendous talent,range, & charisma, inspiring people to read & to see the films while apparently remaining humble & off the radar. Hope he keeps his head & continues to grow & flourish in his craft. Highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a newer version, which I found to be a very easy and enjoyable read. Yes...I read it because of the upcoming movie, but this is well worth the read.
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Shannon Artigiani More than 1 year ago
This book is one of my all time favorites!
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I was so excited for this to arrive in the mail, but was kind of disappointed when it came. The cover is very nice, but the photographs inside are cheap looking and not even in color. I'm still happy I bought this, as I am an avid Robert Pattinson fan, but I wish I got a better product for my money.
Jamoliso More than 1 year ago
The main character is a complete douche, I loved hating him as he climbed the social ladder acting like a complete ladies man.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMFG Robert pattinson plays the lead and its gonna be AMAZING! luv u rob
twilightreader More than 1 year ago
I like Robert Pattinson so I thought I would read this before the movie comes out. The story is ok but not much action or real romance. Not much meat to the story and the end is abrupt. I think Uma and Rob will make this movie better than the book.