The Best Short Stories - Wordsworth Classics (Paperback)
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The Best Short Stories - Wordsworth Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 05/02/1997
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With a new Introduction by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex. 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.

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
ISBN: 9781853261893
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 164 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm
Edition: New edition

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“Short Stories by Guy de Maupassant”

I read some of the Guy de Maupassant stories when I was at school and again when I was working with French colleagues overseas.

Most recently I returned to the stories when I noted the collection was available from... More

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