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A Parisian Affair and Other Stories

A Parisian Affair and Other Stories
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  • Author:Guy de Maupassant
  • Creator:Sian Miles
  • Publisher:Penguin Classics
  • Category:Book
  • List Price: $12.00
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  • Sales Rank:602,687
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Revised
  • Pages:352
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.6
  • Dimensions (in):7.8 x 5.1 x 0.9
  • Publication Date:December 28, 2004
  • ISBN:0140448128
  • EAN:9780140448122
  • ASIN:0140448128
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Synopsis

Set in the nouveau riche Paris of society women, prostitutes, and playboys; in the Normandy countryside; and on the French Riviera where Maupassant had lived, the thirty-four short stories in this volume are among the most darkly humorous and brilliant in French literature. They focus on the complexity of close relationships: between lovers, as in the poignant fantasy “A Parisian Affair” or the touchingly ironical “The Jewels”; between siblings, as in “At Sea”; and between former partners, as in “Encounter.” They reveal two sides of human nature: its grace and generosity and also, as in “Boule de Suif,” its greed and hypocrisy. Piquant and varied, Maupassant’s stories lay humanity bare with deft wit and devastating honesty.

  • Siân Miles's vibrant new translation is accompanied by an Introduction discussing Maupassant's stpries as a reflection of the rapidly changing beliefs of his society
  • "The Necklace"—Maupassant's famous story not included in the previous Penguin Classics edition—appears in this volume
  • Includes chronology, notes, and suggestions for further reading

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