Guy de Maupassant

Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant - Literature Author - 1850 to 1893

Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant – Literature Author – 1850 to 1893

Guy de Maupassant Short Stories

Full Name: Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant

Time: 5 August 1850 to 6 July 1893

About: Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant, 5 August 1850 – 6 July 1893, was a popular French writer, considered one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of the form’s finest exponents.

Maupassant was a protégé of Flaubert and his stories are characterized by economy of style and efficient, effortless dénouements (dramatic structure). Many are set during the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s, describing the futility of war and the innocent civilians who, caught up in events beyond their control, are permanently changed by their experiences. He wrote some 300 short stories, six novels, three travel books, and one volume of verse. His first published story, “Boule de Suif” (“Ball of Fat”, 1880), is often considered his masterpiece. More…

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That Pig of a Morin

"Here, my friend," I said to Labarbe, "you have just repeated those five words, that pig of a Morin. Why on earth do I never hear Morin's name mentioned without his being called a pig?"

Saint Anthony

They called him Saint Anthony, because his name was Anthony, and also, perhaps, because he was a good fellow, jovial, a lover of practical jokes,

Rose

The two young women appear to be buried under a blanket of flowers. They are alone in the immense landau, which is filled with flowers like a giant basket.

Queen Hortense

In Argenteuil she was called Queen Hortense. No one knew why. Perhaps it was because she had a commanding tone of voice; perhaps because she was tall,
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