A Parisian Affair and Other Stories

Set in the Paris of society women, prostitutes and small-minded bourgeousie, and the isolated villages of rural Normandy that de Maupassant knew as a child, the thirty-three tales in this volume are among the most darkly humorous and ...

A Parisian Affair and Other Stories

A Parisian Affair and Other Stories

Set in the Paris of society women, prostitutes and small-minded bourgeousie, and the isolated villages of rural Normandy that de Maupassant knew as a child, the thirty-three tales in this volume are among the most darkly humorous and brilliant short stories in nineteenth-century literature. They focus on the relationships between men and women, as in the poignant fantasy of 'A Parisian Affair', between brothers and sisters, and between masters and servants. Through these relationships, Maupassant explores the dualistic nature of the human character and his stories reveal both nobility, civility and generosity, and, in stories such as 'At Sea' and 'Boule de Suif', vanity, greed and hypocrisy. Maupassant's stories repeatedly lay humanity bare with deft wit and devastating honesty.

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A Parisian Affair and Other Stories
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Guy de Maupassant
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-06-24 - Publisher: Penguin UK

Set in the Paris of society women, prostitutes and small-minded bourgeousie, and the isolated villages of rural Normandy that de Maupassant knew as a child, the thirty-three tales in this volume are among the most darkly humorous and brilliant short stories in nineteenth-century literature. They focus on the relationships between
Femme Fatale
Language: en
Pages: 80
Authors: Guy de Maupassant
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-02-26 - Publisher: Penguin UK

A selection of Maupassant's brilliant, glittering stories set in the Parisian beau monde and Normandy countryside. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take
The Lull-a-Bye [in, A Parisian Affair and Other Stories: Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Sin Miles] (Penguin Classics).
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Guy de Maupassant
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher:

Books about The Lull-a-Bye [in, A Parisian Affair and Other Stories: Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Sin Miles] (Penguin Classics).
Cock Crow [in, A Parisian Affair and Other Stories: Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Sin Miles] (Penguin Classics).
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Guy de Maupassant
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher:

Books about Cock Crow [in, A Parisian Affair and Other Stories: Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Sin Miles] (Penguin Classics).
Madame Husson's Rose King [in, A Parisian Affair and Other Stories: Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Sin Miles] (Penguin Classics).
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Guy de Maupassant
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher:

Books about Madame Husson's Rose King [in, A Parisian Affair and Other Stories: Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Sin Miles] (Penguin Classics).

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