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"We fancied each other and that's that. Now it's over." Georges Duroy (the protagonist of _Bel Ami,_ Guy de Maupassant's first novel-length work), is a cad — a social climber who literally sleeps his way to the top. Her is a young former soldier, a man fighting for social and material position in the rat race that was Paris of 1870s. Scandal, political intrigue and sexual manipulation balance beauitiful against by de Maupassant's cruel wit — and also against his love of life. Duroy becomes a sort of male Madame Bovary — but where Bovary's amorality brings her little but misery, Duroy's pays off. In many ways what de Maupassant tells is a cynical and amoral tale — but there is a ring of truth about it; de Maupassant offers us an insight we had not dare forget...

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ISBN:
9781592244225
Author:
De Maupassant, Guy
Publisher:
Wildside Press
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de Maupassant, Guy
Author:
Maupassant, Guy de
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Classics
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Literature-A to Z
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20030931
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
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9.00x6.10x.55 in. .69 lbs.

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