Item description for Normandy Stories by Guy de Maupassant...
Maupassant is hailed as one of the greatest masters of the short story. This collection focuses upon the land he knew and loved so well - Normandy. Its people and its countryside are portrayed here in vivid colour and with great warmth. Amusing, saucy, and sometimes even farcical they may be, but they are also capable of great pathos, often branching off to end tragically. It is this skillful and affecting blend of tragedy and comedy, of tears and laughter, which make Maupassant's "Normandy Stories" the enduring favourites they are today.
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Format: Audiobook, Unabridged
Studio: Naxos Audiobooks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.5" Height: 5" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Publisher Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN 9626343117 ISBN13 9789626343111 UPC 730099031127
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More About Guy de Maupassant
Guy de Maupassant (1850-93) was a literary disciple of Flaubert and one of the group of young Naturalistic writers that formed around Zola. Maupassant's contribution to the Naturalists collaborative collection of tales, Les Soirees de Medan, was 'Boule de suif', which remains one of the most well-known of the hundreds of stories he wrote over the course of his life and on which his literary reputation now rests. He also wrote six novels, including Bel-Ami (1885) and Pierre et Jean (1888). Sian Miles was born in Wales and educated there and in France where she lived for many years. She now teaches at Warwick University and is the author of an anthology of the writings of Simone Weil, and translations of George Sand's Marianne, Violet Trefusis's Echo, and has collaborated on Paul Valery's Cahiers/Notebooks.
Guy de Maupassant was born in 1850 and died in 1893.