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Necklace and Other Short Stories (Dover Thrift Edition)
     

Necklace and Other Short Stories (Dover Thrift Edition)

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by Guy de Maupassant
 

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The French author Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) was a master of the short story, creating detailed character studies and brief but moving dramas well suited to the genre.
The nine stories in this collection provide a vivid portrait gallery of his typical subjects — from simple peasants and prostitutes to soldiers, government clerks, and provincial

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The French author Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) was a master of the short story, creating detailed character studies and brief but moving dramas well suited to the genre.
The nine stories in this collection provide a vivid portrait gallery of his typical subjects — from simple peasants and prostitutes to soldiers, government clerks, and provincial bourgeois. Brilliantly naturalistic, these short works also reveal Maupassant's ability to observe the innumerable details of everyday life and reproduce them artfully and accurately, often with a caustic sense of humor.
His literary talents are amply displayed in this volume, which includes these memorable tales: "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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486270647
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
02/05/1992
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions Series
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
11 Years

Meet the Author

Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) was a prolific French writer best remembered as a master of the short story and a father of the genre. He delighted in clever plotting and served as a model for later short story practitioners through favorites such as "The Necklace," "The Horla," "The False Gems," and "Useless Beauty." Maupassant wrote some 300 short stories, as well as six novels, three travel books, and one volume of verse.

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Necklace and Other Short Stories (Dover Thrift Edition) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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I think 'The Necklace is an outstanding story. It teaches readers to face their fears: Many are more afraid of the punishment than the crime. I truly recommend it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was required to read by our school, and turned out to be surprisingly good! This book is very touching with a moral of material possessions are not everything. I recommend this book especially to all people who choose material possessitions upon all else--this could be you someday! Watch out!