Synopses & Reviews
Twelve of the finest short stories by great French writers comprise this excellent collection, with themes that range from desire and psychological intrigue to the mysteries of failure and success.
Includes: "The Horla" and "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant; "The Attack on the Mill" by Emile Zola; "Mocromegas" by Voltaire; "The Legend of St. Julian the Hospitaler" by Gustave Flaubert; "Mateo Falcone" by Prosper Mérimée; "The Return of the Prodigal Son" by André Gide; "The Dark Lantern" by Jules Renard; "Emilie" by Gérard de Nerval; "The Unknown Masterpieces" by Honoré de Balzac; "The Pope's Mule" by Alphonse Daudet; and "Salomé" by Jules Laforgue.
Classic explorations of passion, terror, and fate, these enduring literary gems will be invaluable to students and teachers of French literature and a joy for anyone who delights in fine writing.
Dover original selection of stories from standard editions.
This modestly priced anthology presents some of the finest short stories by great French writers ranging from Voltaire to Gide. Included are: "The Necklace" by Maupassant, "The Legend of St. Julian the Hospitaler" by Flaubert, "The Unknown Masterpiece" by Balzac, "The Attack on the Mill" by Zola, Gide's "The Return of the Prodigal Son," plus works by Merimee, Daudet, Gerard de Nerval, and others.
Features twelve classic tales, including "The Necklace" (Maupassant); "The Unknown Masterpiece" (Balzac); "The Attack on the Mill" (Zola); plus works by Gide, Daudet, and seven other authors.
Table of Contents
Gustave Flaubert - The Legend of St. Julian the Hospitaler (1877)
Guy de Maupassant - The Necklace (1885)
Guy de Maupassant - The Horla (1887)
Honoré de Balzac - The Unknown Masterpiece (1831)
Emile Zola - The Attack on the Mill (1880)
Prosper Mérimée - Mateo Falcone (1829)
André Gide - The Return of the Prodigal Son (1907)
Jules Renard - The Dark Lantern (1893)
Gérard de Nerval - Emilie (1854)
Voltaire - Micromegas (1752)
Alphonse Daudet - The Pope's Mule (1868)
Jules Laforgue - Salomé (1886)