PDF/EBOOK [A Parisian Affair and Other Stories] BY Guy de Maupassant
The single greatest collection of short stories that I have ver had the privilege of reading Wonderfully Sounds Like Me My Life So Far In Song entertaining illuminating and perceptive I urge you to try this book Maupassant deserves the title as the master of short stories While I didn t lovevery single story there was something Baptist Hymn Writers And Their Hymns enjoyable within them all His writing is full of flair and he is brilliant at pulling out twists There is anlement of almost rotic touches in most of his stories which brings them to life His characters are full of flaws and uirks that make them relatable and lovable This is one of those books I will heartily recommend and will reread again and againAs a writer myself he is brilliant to study and learn from and to anyone who brilliant to study and learn from and to anyone who a writer I suggest to study his stories Favourite StoriesBoule De SuifFemme FataleThe JewelsThe ChristeningRoseEncounterA Bit of the OtherThe Lull A ByeMother of InventionLaid to RestThe Necklace It is no wonder that Monsieur de Maupassant is regarded as a master of the short story Each one of the tales in this collection is a marvel of conomy pacing sensitivity lyricism wit and drama both intimate and astounding The farther along one reads the it becomes impossible to single out one story as likable than another The characters from the perspective of a contemporary American reader are just a touch larger than life the situations tender funny tragic often bitterly ironic In these tales also we are regaled with a view of Belle Epoue France and its people their habits prejudices circumstances high and low and their inevitable Achilles heals for all of its troubles a world still surrounded by natural beauty which Maupassant takes great care to describe his voice assured deep and properly distanced from his creations allowing the reader to take in as much of the view as possible I
wish I could speak with authority to the uality of the translation but it must be very high I could speak with authority to the uality of the translation but it must be very high the writing provides such great literary pleasure Every sentence and paragraph is so well balanced that I often reread whole paragraphs just for the wonder The introduction written by the translator Sian Miles is an difying read in itself Ah Maupassant How I can never bore of you After a rather long interlude I decided to go back to the classic short story at the start of this new year As a teenager I remember thinking nobody does it better than Maupassant and so I picked up this collection of thirty four of his fines. 'Nowhere could she discover the dens of iniuity about which she had dreamed'Sparkling darkly humorous tales of high society playboys
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"EVEN LOVABLEBEING ONE OF THE BEST "lovableBeing one of the best classics and appreciated in his lifetime and ternally after Guy de Maupassant seemingly detested the societal formalities He remained a shrewd observer althrough his journey from one story to the other and led a comparably humble life Known for finding the Eiffel tower a most abhorrent addition to Paris he analogically led an observer s life from a decent nough pedestal Albeit his The Inheritance expressed dislike of the Tower he d nevertheless go therevery day for his morning coffee for it
S The Only Placethe Only Place I place whence I see it True to his natural longing for an absolute fairness he wrote of lives merely looking at them and never living one himselfFor all the above reasons by all means definitely get a copy of this book and njoy the read through laughs and tears I m in love with a dead French writer Maupassant toujours A most pleasurable French classic reading xperience is a cert when cracking open a Maupassant This selection of 35 shorts from Flaubert s prot g titillates amuses and shocks in a mild manner leading with the fabulous Boule De Suif a brilliant skewering of the hypocritical aristocracy of the period followed by the titular tale where a wife learns of the underratedness of tawdry adultery followed by a spectacular range of stories xploring madness cuckoldry the value of wealth and umpteen moral dilemmas xplored in the sublime manner only such fiction of the period can offer People from all walks of life appear in these 34 acutely observed tales of love passion revenge and the supernatural Expect the unexpectedA collection of tempting bonbons one of the best being a suet ball Here is a taste of Boule de suifThe respectable people all keep together very respectably in the coach travelling from Prussian occupied Rouen to Dieppe through a snow storm keeping well apart from The woman one of those usually known as a good time girl was famous for the premature portliness which had Omul Care I Confunda Soia Cu O Plrie earned her the nickname Boule de Suif But let s carefully considerveryone s behaviour when things do not go according to planHere s the aftermath The two nuns taking up the long rosaries that hung from their belts made a simultaneous sign of the cross Suddenly their lips began to move at an Weird Wild Animal Facts ever increasing speed as if competing in some salve regina steeplechase Boule de Suif Dumpling Dimples Butterball Lardycaketc Literally a ball of fat suet or tallow. Unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket sized format with coloured jackets choing Penguin's original cove. T What struck me most as I re read these stories was how much has changed since I read them first Changed in me that is I didn t finish the stories now feeling ntertained Instead to my detriment I kept thinking how some of our modern storytellers would have written them differently which didn t help written them differently Which didn t help at all Neither did I Ispita De A Exista enjoy these wonderful stories to thextent I should have nor could I come up with a satisfactory conclusion for their possible improvement These stories are fairly short humorous and strikingly daring for the time they were written in I know Maupassant along with others of his time paved the way for the modern short story and these stories no doubt made readers think Think about changing their thoughts and made them look at the world differently He wrote psychological thrillers stories bordering on science fiction romances and those of profound thought So to that Tratat De Descompunere end his stories do their job and cannot be faulted Why you should read thisIf you haven t read any of his stories this is a good collection to start with The themes are far reaching and cover a range of topicsUltimately these arexcellent stories Some of the classical best Why you shouldn t read themIf you re looking to be shockedsurprisedaffectedIf you want a page turner AcknowledgementsChronologyIntroductionFurther ReadingTranslator s Note Boule de Suif A Parisian Affair A Woman s Confession Cockcrow Moonlight At Sea A Million Femme Fatale Monsieur Jocaste Two Friends Awakening The Jewels Train Story Regret Minor Tragedy The Christening Coward Rose Idyll Mother Sauvage Madame Husson s Rose King
"Encounter Happiness A Bit of the Other Love Hautot Son New "Happiness A Bit of the Other Love Hautot Son New s Gift The Horla Duchoux The Lull a bye Mother of Invention Who Knows Laid to Rest The Necklace Notes A magnificent collection indeed Guy de Maupassant is the best storyteller of the 19th century France This particular Not Your Mother S Goose edition has the mostntertaining short stories Lacrimi I Sfini each capable of delivering as strong a message on moral and profoundly non societalthics as remarkably to the point images of an average French bourgeois or an average French peasant The heroes are complex decorated with their subjective and objectified Becoming A Person Of Influence How To Positively Impact The Lives Of Others environments they fall in and out of love abandon and adopt childrenunpunished thieves unfaithful servants familiesnatngled in inheritance dispairs His pen is so powerful that story after story lives succumb in theatrical precision so benign and materi. Ourtesans peasants sex and savagery in nineteenth century France from the father of the short storyA new series of twenty distinctive.