A Day in the Country and Other Stories

A Day in the Country and Other Stories

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This selection of twenty-seven stories shows Maupassant at his comic, cruel, and brilliant best. In addition to the poignant title story, it includes one of the most famous tales ever written, The Necklace , and Le Horla, an account of a disintegrating personality that chillingly parallels the author's own decline into madness. All the stories demonstrate his genius for invention and his ability to write unblinkingly about the absurdity of the human condition, supporting Henry James' claim that in the annals of story-telling, Maupassant stands 'like a lion in the path'.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 142.24 x 190.5 x 17.78mm | 181.44g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0192838636
  • 9780192838636

Table of contents

Includes: Out on the River; Family Life; A Farm Girl's Story; Country Living; Riding Out; A Railway Story; Old Milon; A Coup d'Etat; The Christening; Coco; A Coward; The Patron; The Umbrella; The Necklace; Strolling; Bed 29; The Gamekeeper; Mademoiselle Pearl; Rosalie; Prudent; Our Spot; Clochette; La Horlashow more

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