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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics; Revised ed. edition (24 Jun. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140448128
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140448122
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 178,237 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Guy de Maupassant (1850-93) was a literary disciple of Flaubert and one of the group of young Naturalistic writers that formed around Zola. Maupassant's contribution to the Naturalists collaborative collection of tales, Les Soirées de Medan, was 'Boule de suif', which remains one of the most well-known of the hundreds of stories he wrote over the course of his life and on which his literary reputation now rests. He also wrote six novels, including Bel-Ami (1885) and Pierre et Jean (1888).


Sian Miles was born in Wales and educated there and in France where she lived for many years. She now teaches at Warwick University and is the author of an anthology of the writings of Simone Weil, and translations of George Sand's Marianne, Violet Trefusis's Echo, and has collaborated on Paul Valéry's Cahiers/ Notebooks.


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A good book with a good translation. Nice to have it if you have some spare time to kill.Includes many popular stories, like with all Maupassant's stories with a piquant taste and spicyness to it of personal affairs of 19 century. A good glimpse into that era.
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Wonderful to read, often full of humanity, humour and wisdom. It seems amazing to relate richly to this time in France, amazingly just over 100 years ago.
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By Bluebell TOP 500 REVIEWER on 26 Aug. 2009
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I know that Guy de Maupassant is a famous writer, but somehow I'd never read anything by him before. My husband had asked me to order this book for him and after he'd read it I casually picked it up and was hooked by the very readable short-stories contained in this book. They range widely in subject matter but are characterized by being clever, humorous or thought-provoking and sometimes all three. Although written over a hundred years ago the stories are still relevant today as they frequently depict human foibles and frailties that don't change much over the centuries.
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. Wonderful writing and stories.
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