Synopses & Reviews
Admired as "the greatest French short story writer," and emulated by Somerset Maugham and O. Henry, Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) was a master of plot construction and a keen recorder of life, translating his observations into finely crafted short stories that spoke entire volumes.
This edition features twelve of de Maupassant's best-known stories, each reflecting the author's keen, compassionate insights into human behavior. Presented in a dual-language format with new translations by Stanley Applebaum, the stories — written between 1876 and 1890 — represent de Maupassant's major recurring subjects and themes, both tragic and comic. From meditations on the nature of love to jocular stories of friendship and misadventure and tales of irrational, heartfelt anguish, this masterful collection displays the full range of de Maupassant's genius.
Admired and emulated by writers from Chekhov and Lawrence to Pirandello and Dos Passos, Maupassant is the master of the short-story form. Twelve critically acclaimed stories represent all of the author's major recurrent subjects and themes, both comic and tragic. Introduction, new English translation, and notes by Stanley Appelbaum.
Twelve critically acclaimed tales by the master of the short-story form represent all of Maupassant's major recurrent subjects and themes, both comic and tragic. Introduction, notes.
Table of Contents
Sur l'eau / Rowing
La rempailleuse / The Chair Mender
Pierrot / Pierrot
La peur / Fear
A cheval / On Horseback
Deux amis / Two Friends
Mon oncle Jules / My Uncle Jules
La mère Sauvage / Old Lady Sauvage
Toine / Toine
Mouche / Mouche
Le champ d'oliviers / The Olive Grove
L'inutile beauté / Wasted Beauty