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A Parisian Affair and Other Stories (Penguin Classics) by [Guy De Maupassant, Sian Miles]

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A Parisian Affair and Other Stories (Penguin Classics) Revised ed. Edition, Kindle Edition

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Length: 349 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English Age Level: 18 and up
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A new selection and translation of the best of de Maupassant's short stories

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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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3399 KB
  • Print Length: 349 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; Revised ed. edition (24 June 2004)
  • Sold by: Penguin UK
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RI935G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #681,901 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful writing and stories
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2.0 out of 5 stars Maupassant lovers can try, only if they don't care for money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A really great read
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bought it for school, but may keep it for my personal library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing stories. I have not finished the whole book ...
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Curtis
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't contain Maupassant's final version of Le Horla
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5.0 out of 5 stars great classic
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