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Maupassant Original Short Stories, Complete - The Original Classic Edition (Electronic book text)
Maupassant Original Short Stories, Complete - The Original Classic Edition (Electronic book text): Duy De Maupassaut
Maupassant Original Short Stories, Complete - The Original Classic Edition (Electronic book text): Duy De Maupassaut

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""I entered literary life as a meteor, and I shall leave it like a thunderbolt."" These words of Maupassant to Jose Maria de Heredia on the occasion of a memorable meeting are, in spite of their morbid solemnity, not an inexact summing up of the brief career during which, for ten years, the writer, by turns undaunted and sorrowful, with the fertility of a master hand produced poetry, novels, romances and travels, only to sink prematurely into the abyss of madness and death. . . . . This book contains all thirteen volumes of his original short stories.

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These words of Maupassant to Jose Maria de Heredia on the occasion of a memorable meeting are, in spite of their morbid solemnity, not an inexact summing up of the brief career during which, for ten years, the writer, by turns undaunted and sorrowful, with the fertility of a master hand produced poetry, novels, romances and travels, only to sink prematurely into the abyss of madness and death. . . . .

These poems, overflowing with sensuality, where the hymn to the Earth describes the transports of physical possession, where the impatience of love expresses itself in loud melancholy appeals like the calls of animals in the spring nights, are valuable chiefly inasmuch as they reveal the creature of instinct, the fawn escaped from his native forests, that Maupassant was in his early youth.

One saw, in particular, many enlisted men, peaceful citizens, men who lived quietly on their income, bending beneath the weight of their rifles; and little active volunteers, easily frightened but full of enthusiasm, as eager to attack as they were ready to take to flight; and amid these, a sprinkling of red-breeched soldiers, the pitiful remnant of a division cut down in a great battle; somber artillerymen, side by side with nondescript foot-soldiers; and, here and there, the gleaming helmet of a heavy-footed dragoon who had difficulty in keeping up with the quicker pace of the soldiers of the line.

Their leaders, former drapers or grain merchants, or tallow or soap chandlers-warriors by force of circumstances, officers by reason of their mustachios or their money-covered with weapons, flannel and gold lace, spoke in an impressive manner, discussed plans of campaign, and behaved as though they alone bore the fortunes of dying France on their braggart shoulders; though, in truth, they frequently were afraid of their own men-scoundrels often brave beyond measure, but pillagers and debauchees.

The earthquake crushing a whole nation under falling roofs; the flood let loose, and engulfing in its swirling depths the corpses of drowned peasants, along with dead oxen and beams torn from shattered houses; or the army, covered with glory, murdering those who defend themselves, making prisoners of the rest, pillaging in the name of the Sword, and giving thanks to God to the thunder of cannon-all these are appalling scourges, which destroy all belief in eternal justice, all that confidence we have been taught to feel in the protection of Heaven and the reason of man.

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Imprint: Emereo Pty Ltd
Country of origin: United States
Release date: November 2011
Authors: Duy De Maupassaut
Format: Electronic book text - Windows
Pages: 744
ISBN-13: 978-1-74333-890-2
Barcode: 9781743338902
Categories: Promotions
Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 1-74333-890-2

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