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1. The tales of Guy de Maupassant,
 
2. The Tales of Guy De Maupassant
 
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3. Contes Du Jour Et De La Nuit:
 
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4. La Vie Errante And Other Stories
 
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5. La Main Gauche (French Edition)
 
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6. La Vie Errante: Venise; Ischia;
 
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7. La Vie Errante (French Edition)
 
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8. Bel-ami (French Edition)
 
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9. Huit Contes Choisis. Selected
 
10. Pierre et Jean; The two brothers.
 
11. Short stories of de Maupassant.
 
12. Afloat (Sur l 'eau) with illustrations
 
13. Contes choisis
 
14. The Hand
15. The Dark Side: Tales of Terror
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16. The Necklace and Other Short Stories
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17. A Day in the Country and Other
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18. The Short Stories of Guy De Maupassant
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19. Guy De Maupassant (Bloom's Major
 
20. Maupassant, The Selected Stories

1. The tales of Guy de Maupassant, 1850-1893
by Guy de Maupassant
Hardcover: 472 Pages (1963)

Asin: B0006DYXRW
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2. The Tales of Guy De Maupassant 1850:1893
by Guy; Bohmer, Gunther (Illus.); O''Brien, Justin (Intro.) De Maupassant
 Paperback: Pages (1963)

Asin: B001JAXRUA
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3. Contes Du Jour Et De La Nuit: Humble Drame (French Edition)
 Paperback: 314 Pages (2010-09-27)
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4. La Vie Errante And Other Stories
 Paperback: 260 Pages (2010-09-29)
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5. La Main Gauche (French Edition)
 Paperback: 290 Pages (2010-09-30)
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Asin: 1173315888
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6. La Vie Errante: Venise; Ischia; Pêcheuses Et Guerrières .. (French Edition)
 Paperback: 292 Pages (2010-09-28)
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Asin: 1173143114
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7. La Vie Errante (French Edition)
 Paperback: 242 Pages (2010-09-28)
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8. Bel-ami (French Edition)
 Paperback: 354 Pages (2010-09-27)
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9. Huit Contes Choisis. Selected And Edited With Notes By Elizabeth M. White (French Edition)
by White Elizabeth Mary
 Paperback: 118 Pages (2010-09-28)
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Asin: 1173140239
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10. Pierre et Jean; The two brothers. by Guy de Maupassant; tr. by A
by Maupassant. Guy de. 1850-1893.
 Paperback: Pages (1889-01-01)

Asin: B002WU46IS
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11. Short stories of de Maupassant.
by Maupassant. Guy de. 1850-1893.
 Paperback: Pages (1920-01-01)

Asin: B002WU3EXQ
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12. Afloat (Sur l 'eau) with illustrations by Riou; tr. by Laura Ens
by Maupassant. Guy de. 1850-1893.
 Paperback: Pages (1889-01-01)

Asin: B002WU848G
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13. Contes choisis
by Guy de (1850-1893) Maupassant
 Hardcover: Pages (1925-01-01)

Asin: B002OJKAGY
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14. The Hand
by Guy (1850-1893) De Maupassant
 Hardcover: Pages (1993-01-01)

Asin: B000V8ZAOC
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15. The Dark Side: Tales of Terror and the Supernatural
by Guy de Maupassant, Arnold Kellett
Paperback: 252 Pages (1997-04)
list price: US$10.95
Isbn: 0786704195
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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In a new translation by Arnold Keller all the tales of terror by Guy de Maupassant, France's greatest short story writer, are collected here in one volume. These 31 stories of the supernatural explore the furthest reaches of the macabre and at the same time parallel de Maupassant's own descent into madness and death. Includes a Foreword by modern master horror writer Ramsey Campbell. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars sinister slices of life
Maupassant wrote over 300 short stories in a life cut short by his madness and death at age 42. This book presents 31 of his stories, chosen specifically for their macabre content. A brief foreword by horror writer Ramsey Campbell places Maupassant in the horror tradition, and is followed by the translator's introduction, giving some biographical and bibliographical background. Then come the stories. Being ignorant of French, I can't comment on the translation, except to say that the stories read smoothly, with no awkwardness. The stories themselves vary in form, most being intelligent and entertaining, but rather thin little slices of life. They have the excellent quality of often featuring surprises that are natural and not contrived. Yet they can also seem more like snapshots than stories. Then again, there are some real gems. "The Horla" is among the longest stories in the book, and deserves its status as a classic. It can be read as a science fictionish horror story, or as a metaphoric projection of the onset of insanity. Other stories are contes cruels of a decidedly vicious bent. And still others are marvelous evocations of atmosphere--especially "On the River," "Who Knows?", "The Head of Hair," "He," and "The Hand." Overall, a very worthwhile reading experience for fans of supernatural tales.

3-0 out of 5 stars French naturalism
Guy de Maupassant's stories are based on fear of the unknown. There are no monsters here--only monsters of the mind. Dog's get let out by fearful owners, then are shot in the face when they look back into the window because the owner thought it was a monster. The focus is on the mystery of fear and how man scares himself. Maupassant was a student of Gustav Flaubert, a French naturalist, and writes about man's reaction to his environment in a detached, scientific way.

I found Maupassant's technique of introducing his stories somewhat clumsy.Beginning in first person from hearsay, "I once knew a man..." and the conclusions awkward, "After he had finished his tale, he nodded and walked away. I have no more to say about it."

Nevertheless, because of their uniqueness, a good used copy for five or eight dollars would be a good investment.

5-0 out of 5 stars supremely disturbing and genuinely frightening stuff
these stories go beyond your average collection of horror tales, and it isn't hard to tell that maupassant was going over the edge when he penned these. they are less focused on the supernatural than on the chilling capability the human mind has to construct terrifying illusions and reduce the most rational and cerebral man to a shivering mass. you could almost call these philosophical in that maupassant remorselessly exposes the tenuous and fragile nature of our mental health and reminds us that insanity is a potential danger for the more thoughtful and sensitive. this is personally my favorite work as far as maupassant's stuff goes, and anyone with a taste for the morbid, pessimistic or terrifying is well advised to pick this one up right away, although it is pretty rare nowadays and difficult to locate. i took it out of my local library. those who are interested in the field of philosophy should enjoy the brief but somewhat humorous tale, "the smile of schopenhauer", which amuses but at the same time inspires fear. if you're interested in abnormal psychology this is also a must read for you. the creme de la creme of horror literature.

5-0 out of 5 stars The most horrifying work of the greatest short story writer
DeMaupassant's unparalled insight into the human condition is strongly in evidence in these tales.Some of the most powerful evocations of fear and pathos even penned, this is in a completely different league from StephenKing and his ilk:it is literature in the best sense.

5-0 out of 5 stars This one will scare your brain!
De Maupassant wrote horror like no one else.His stories are not for therun of the mill Stephen King fan - so if your head isn't screwed downtight, don't attempt this one.However, if you like to hear the brilliantramblings of a genius-type that's dying of Syphillis, you'll love it! ... Read more


16. The Necklace and Other Short Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Guy de Maupassant
Paperback: 128 Pages (1992-02-05)
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Asin: 0486270645
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Nine memorable classics, characterized by ironic twists of plot, include "Ball of Fat," regarded by many as technically one of the finest short stories ever written, "The Necklace," "A Piece of String," "Mme. Tellier’s Establishment," "Mademoiselle Fifi," "Miss Harriet," "A Way to Wealth," "My Uncle Jules" and "The Horla."
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great classic, greater price...
I remember reading this for a high school class. Loved the story: "The Necklace" and wanted my daughter to read it as well. Good stories with irony and moral dilemmas. If you are looking for a classic, this one has great short stories. Awesome price.

1-0 out of 5 stars Criminal Mistranslation of "Boule de suif" and Bowdlerization of "La Maison Tellier"
Boule de Suif is the story that made Maupassant famous, a story admired by his mentor Flaubert shortly before he died.

The translation in this volume has been in circulation since 1903. It is done by someone who does not know the French language at all and is full of astonishing howlers.

It is depressing to think that the English-speaking world has read this great story in such a dreadful translation for a century.

Some examples of the translator's incompetence:

"choqua" translated as "choked" (should be "shocked")
"grouillaient" translated as "grumbled" (should be "swarmed")
"interloque" translated as "interlocutor" (should be "struck dumb")
"glissaient" translated as "glistened" (should be "slipped)
"inattendue" translated as "unwitting" (should be "unexpected")
"entre deux couplets" translated as "between the two rows of people" (should be "between verses")
"grallait une pipe sur le siege" translated as "had a lighted pipe under the seat" (should be "smoked a pipe on the seat")
"Il sont verts" translated as "he is very green" (should be "sour grapes")
"par convenance" translated as "for convenience" (should be "out of propriety)
"defiant" translated as "defiant" (should be "mistrustful")
"propre" translated as "proper" (should be "clean")
"malpropre" translated as "improper" (should be "dirty")
"lapin" translated as "little wolf" (should be "rabbit")
"le faisant s'interesser a des choses qui, vraiment, ne le regardaient guere" translated as "making themselves interested in things that, in truth, they would never think of noticing" (should be "making God interested in things that, in truth, were no concern of his")
"ce ton... que les hommes poses emploient avec les filles" translated as "tone... after the manner of men having girls in their employ" (should be "the tone... that men of experience use with prostitutes")

The text is entirely denatured in this appalling anonymous translation, which should never have been distributed commercially.

"La Maison Tellier," another fine tale, is again sorely mistreated.

The two key scenes are an emotive First Communion ceremony at which the ladies distinguish themselves by their piety; as a pendant to this the story ends with another scene at their brothel that can only be described as an orgy.

In the present bowdlerized translation the two pages describing the Communion scene are omitted and it becomes a Confirmation ceremony instead, and the orgy becomes an innocent dance at which the ladies become a little tipsy!

5-0 out of 5 stars Flaubert's disciple influenced Chekhov's flair for irony.
This ...Dover collection of short stories, written by arguably the best writer ever in the genre, traces the invention of modern short fiction. After Maupassant’s parents divorced, his mother became friends with Gustave Flaubert of the “Madame Bovary” fame. Flaubert committed himself to tutoring the young aristocrat – hence the “de” in his surname – and said of his protégé, “I love him like a son.” What an apprenticeship?

An artist owes much to his or her environment hence the background just volunteered reveals decisive influences that informed Guy’s craft. In turn, Maupassant’s work would influence those of Chekhov, Joyce, James, Babel and Hemingway! Chekhov’s oeuvre then influenced Katherine Mansfield and so on - an impressive literary family tree indeed!

Maupassant, who studied law, was a master of irony and the title story exemplifies that. “The Necklace” and “A Piece of String” (otherwise translated from French as “The String”) are much anthologized. Of the more than 360 short stories he wrote, the nine stories in this collection are well plotted and, like most of his followers, the author avoids imposing any moral judgments on his characters – not even on the prostitute in his sensational first story, “Ball-of-Fat” (“Boule de Suif”). ...- enjoy the dreams!

5-0 out of 5 stars This book is a dreat value
I love the Dover Thrift Edition series. I originally bought Kafka's "The Metamorphasis and other Stories" and was delighted by the selction of a few fine representative works by that author. Again, for a shockingly low price, I decided to revisit a story I read many years ago and bought this volume. "The Necklace" is a great tale of irony in which the old adage "no good deed goes unpunished" is illustrated. It is a tale of honorably living up to one's resposibilities and it ends with quite a twist. This was a great read when I was very young and it still is well into my middle age. I recommend the "Thrift Editions," including this one, to quicky and inexpensively build a library of representative works of great writers.

4-0 out of 5 stars Paste makes waste
I read this when I was 12.I liked it.I think they should have been honest about what happened, rather than trying to cover it up.That would have saved them from a lot of grief.(I wouldn't advertise to the world that I didn't "get it" if I were 35.) ... Read more


17. A Day in the Country and Other Stories (Oxford World's Classics)
by Guy de Maupassant
Paperback: 336 Pages (2009-09-28)
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Asin: 0199555788
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In addition to the title story, this selection of twenty-seven stories includes one of Maupassant's most famous tales, "The Necklace," and "Le Horla," a tale with strange parallels to the author's own descent into madness, as well as many other provocative and often chilling works--spanning the whole range of human experiences--from low farce, to high tragedy. ... Read more


18. The Short Stories of Guy De Maupassant (Classics Collection)
by Guy de Maupassant
Audio Cassette: Pages (1999-07)
list price: US$7.95 -- used & new: US$11.25
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Asin: 1578151252
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The volume collects 128 of Guy de Maupassant's finest short stories, from "Ball-of-Fat" to "The Last Step." ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Cynical, disturbing, hilarious - a fine anthology
I picked this up on a whim - I like de Maupassant, but since the package didn't list which stories were included on the tapes, it was a bit of a gamble. It paid off, though; Anthony Quayle's reading is very good indeed, and the selection includes a number of stories that I hadn't read before. (The label says "Abridged," but as far as I could tell the individual stories were uncut; it might just mean that this is a subset of stories from a published collection.)

Here's the table of contents as I jotted it down:

Tape 1, Side 1:
Lost at Sea
In the Spring
In the Country
Tape 1, Side 2:
In the Country (cont.)
The Umbrella
A Deal
Playing with Fire
Tape 2, Side 1:
Playing with Fire (cont.)
An Encounter
The Hand
Tape 2, Side 2:
The Hand (cont.)
The Hostelry

Some are dark tales, some very funny ("A Deal," which begins in a courtroom during a trial for attempted murder, is unexpectedly hilarious); some, like "In the Country," are both (and rather cynical - the author doesn't seem to *like* people very much; even in the lightest stories, few of the characters come off in a very good light). Other tales are positively eerie; both "The Hand" and "The Hostelry" have appeared in horror anthologies, and the latter is wonderfully evocative of howling blizzards and snowbound isolation, as it grinds towards its icy, grim conclusion... ... Read more


19. Guy De Maupassant (Bloom's Major Short Story Writers)
Hardcover: 103 Pages (2003-06)
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Asin: 0791075877
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20. Maupassant, The Selected Stories of Guy de (Meridian classics)
by Guy de Maupassant
 Paperback: 284 Pages (1984-05-01)
list price: US$4.95
Isbn: 0452006864
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