The Best Short Stories - Wordsworth Classics (Paperback)

by Guy de Maupassant, Prof. Cedric Watts, Dr. Keith Carabine

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Guy de Maupassant was a master of the short story. This collection displays his lively diversity, with tales that vary in theme and tone, ranging from tragedy and satire to comedy and farce. In a lucidly direct style, he provides unflinching realism and sceptical irony. He depicts the deceptions, hypocrisies and vanities at different levels of society. Prostitution is frankly described, while the harshness of war is deftly exposed. His tales have been televised and have influenced films, operas and rock music. Unillusioned but humane, Maupassant remains our contemporary.

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Published
04/03/1996

Publisher
Wordsworth Editions Ltd

ISBN
9781853261893


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