Complete Short Stories of Maupassant, Vol. 2 of 2 (Forgotten Books)
A complete collection of short stories written by the 19th-century French writer Guy de Maupassant.
About the Author
Guy de Maupassant (1850 - 1893)
Henri Rene Albert Guy de Maupassant (pronounced) (5 August 1850 - 6 July 1893) was a popular 19th-century French writer. He is one of the fathers of the modern short story. As a protege of Flaubert, his short stories are characterized by their economy of style and their efficient effortless denouement. He also wrote six short novels. A number of his stories often denote the futility of war and the innocent civilians who, caught, emerge changed - many are set during the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s.
Maupassant was most likely born at the Chateau de Miromesnil, near Dieppe in the Seine-Inferieure (now Seine-Maritime) department. The Maupassants were an old Lorraine family who had settled in Normandy in the middle of the 18th century. In 1846 his father had married Laure Le Poittevin. With her brother Alfred, she had been the playmate of the novelist Gustave Flaubert, who was destined to have a guiding influence on her son's life. She was a woman of no common literary accomplishments, very fond of the classics, especially Shakespeare. After separating from her husband, Le Poittevin kept her two sons, the elder Guy and younger Herve. (Quote from wikipedia.org)
About the Publisher
Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.
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