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Complete Original Short Stories of Guy De Maupassant

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Maupassant - the father of the modern short story and one of the form's finest exponents - COMPLETE STORIES!! Now you have opportunity to read many volumes of his brilliant stories, characterized by their economy of style and efficient, effortless dénouement. Many of the stories are set during the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s and several describe the futility of war and the innocent civilians who, caught in the conflict, emerge changed. ''The reader is charmed at the saneness of this revived art and yet, here and there, he is surprised to discover, amid descriptions of nature that are full of humanity, disquieting flights towards the supernatural, distressing conjurations, veiled at first, of the most commonplace, the most vertiginous shuddering fits of fear, as old as the world and as eternal as the unknown. But, instead of being alarmed, he thinks that the author must be gifted with infallible intuition to follow out thus the taints in his characters...'' (Introductory... More > by Pol Neveux)< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9781470917968
Published
December 11, 2012
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
2.19 MB

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