"A Family Affair" is a wonderful novella by the worldwide famous French writer Guy de Maupassant (1850 - 1893). Mr. Caravan is a clerk in the Admiralty. Work is meaning of life for him, he does not see or hear anything except his papers. He is short of luck - at the laps of thirty years of slave service he receives a symbolic order, but still does not earn an advance in office. But these are not all of his worries.
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About 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.