Guy de Maupassant - Stories
Author: Van Kaufman
Illustrated by Lily Harman
A Limited Edition
Published by The Franklin Library exclusively for subscribers to
“Collected Stories of the World’s Greatest Writers”
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania
Hardbound – Decorative Orange Leather
Leather Spine with Gilt Lettering – Raised Bands
All Edges Gilt – Sewn In Ribbon Marker – Moire Silk End Papers
Condition: Excellent. Appears to have never been read. Impeccable condition.
About the writer:
Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant (5 August 1850 – 6 July 1893) was a French writer, remembered as a master of the short story form, and as a representative of the naturalist school of writers, who depicted human lives and destinies and social forces in disillusioned and often pessimistic terms.
Maupassant was a protégé of Flaubert and his stories are characterized by economy of style and efficient, effortless dénouements (outcomes). 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.
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