The Best Short Stories

The Best Short Stories

Paperback Classics Library (NTC)

By (author) Guy de Maupassant, Introduction by Prof. Cedric Watts, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine

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  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 120mm x 196mm x 16mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 1 December 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Herts
  • ISBN 10: 1853261890
  • ISBN 13: 9781853261893
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 17,073

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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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