Bel Ami: The History of a Scoundrel

Bel Ami: The History of a Scoundrel

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by Guy de Maupassant
     
 

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The story chronicles Georges Duroy's corrupt rise to power from a poor ex-NCO 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 book is scheduled to be an up film starring Robert Pattinson and Uma Thurman. The film is directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick

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The story chronicles Georges Duroy's corrupt rise to power from a poor ex-NCO 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 book is scheduled to be an up film starring Robert Pattinson and Uma Thurman. The film is directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610422246
Publisher:
Golgotha Press
Publication date:
10/30/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
136 KB

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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.