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Bel-Ami (Oxford World's Classics)

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Maupassant's second novel, Bel-Ami (1885) is the story of a ruthlessly ambitious young man (Georges Duroy, christened "Bel-Ami" by his female admirers) making it to the top in fin-de-sihcle Paris. It is a novel about money, sex, and power, set against the background of the politics of the French colonization of North Africa. It explores the dynamics of an urban society uncomfortably close to our own and is a devastating satire of the sleaziness of contemporary journalism.

Bel-Ami enjoys the status of an authentic record of the apotheosis of bourgeois capitalism under the Third Republic. But the creative tension between its analysis of modern behavior and its identifiably late nineteenth-century fabric is one of the reasons why Bel-Ami remains one of the finest French novels of its time, as well as being recognized as Maupassant's greatest achievement as a novelist.

This new translation is complemented by fullest introduction and notes of any edition currently available.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

About the Author

Margaret Mauldon has previously translated Zola, L'Assommoir, Stendhal, The Charterhouse of Parma, Huysmans, Against Nature (winner of the 1999 Scott Moncrieff prize) and Constant, Adolphe for OWC. Robert Lethbridge has edited Zola's L'Assommoir and La Debacle for OWC and has written several books on Maupassant and Zola.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199553938
Author:
Maupassant, Guy De
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Translator:
Mauldon, Margaret
Introduction by:
Lethbridge, Robert
Introduction:
Lethbridge, Robert
Editor:
Lethbridge, Robert
Author:
Mauldon, Margaret
Author:
de Maupassant, Guy
Author:
Maupassant, Guy de
Author:
Lethbridge, Robert
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
France Social life and customs.
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | France
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
5 x 7.6 x 0.9 in 0.563 lb

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