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Femme Fatale (Paperback, 15 Ed): Guy De Maupassant Femme Fatale (Paperback, 15 Ed)
Guy De Maupassant
R61 R50 Discovery Miles 500 Save R11 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A selection of Maupassant's brilliant, glittering stories set in the Parisian beau monde and Normandy countryside. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893). Maupassant's works available in Penguin Classics are A Parisian Affair and Other Stories, Bel-Ami and Pierre and Jean.

Boule de Suif (Paperback): Guy De Maupassant Boule de Suif (Paperback)
Guy De Maupassant; Translated by Andrew Brown 1
R168 R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Save R31 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A carriage transporting ten passengers fleeing from Rouen is stopped at a village inn by Prussian soldiers, who decide to detain them until one of their party, the prostitute Boule de Suif, consents to sleep with their officer. When Boule de Suif refuses to do so on account of her principles and patriotic sentiments, the solidarity initially manifested by her fellow travellers becomes increasingly tested as the deadlock continues, and the strained relationship between her and her "respectable" counterparts gradually worsens. A scathing satire of bourgeois prejudice and hypocrisy and a compelling snapshot of France during the 1870 Franco-Prussian War, `Boule de Suif' - here presented with five other major stories on the lives of prostitutei - was declared a masterpiece by Flaubert and is widely considered to be Maupassant's finest short story.

The Necklace  & Other Stories (Paperback): Guy De Maupassant The Necklace & Other Stories (Paperback)
Guy De Maupassant
R94 R85 Discovery Miles 850 Save R9 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
A Day in the Country and Other Stories (Paperback): Guy De Maupassant A Day in the Country and Other Stories (Paperback)
Guy De Maupassant; Translated by David Coward
R255 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R50 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This selection of twenty-seven stories shows Maupassant at his comic, cruel, and brilliant best. In addition to the poignant title story, it includes one of the most famous tales ever written, The Necklace , and Le Horla, an account of a disintegrating personality that chillingly parallels the author's own decline into madness. All the stories demonstrate his genius for invention and his ability to write unblinkingly about the absurdity of the human condition, supporting Henry James' claim that in the annals of story-telling, Maupassant stands `like a lion in the path'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

A Life - The Humble Truth (Paperback): Guy De Maupassant A Life - The Humble Truth (Paperback)
Guy De Maupassant; Edited by Roger Pearson
R253 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R50 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

every heart imagines itself the first to thrill to a myriad sensations which once stirred the hearts of the earliest creatures and which will again stir the hearts of the last men and women to walk the earth'
What is a life? How shall a storyteller conceive a life? What if art means pattern and life has none? How, then, can any story be true to life? These are some of the questions which inform the first of Maupassant's six novels, A Life (Une Vie) (1883) in which he sought to parody and expose the folly of romantic illusion. An unflinching presentation of a woman's life of failure and disappointments, where fulfillment and happiness might have been expected, A Life recounts Jeanne de Lamare's gradual lapse into a state of disillusion.
With its intricate network of parallels and oppositions, IA Life reflects the influence of Flaubert in its attention to form and its coherent structure. It also expresses Maupassant's characteristic naturalistic vision in which the satire of bourgeois manners, the representation of the aristocracy in pathological decline, the undermining of human individuality and ideals, and the study of deterioration and disintegration, all play a role. But above all Maupassant brings to his first novel the short story writer's genius for a focused tension between stasis and change, and A Life is one of his most compelling portraits of dispossession and powerlessness.
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Best Short Stories (Paperback, New edition): Guy De Maupassant The Best Short Stories (Paperback, New edition)
Guy De Maupassant; Introduction by Cedric Watts; Series edited by Keith Carabine
R79 R67 Discovery Miles 670 Save R12 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With a new Introduction by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex. Guy de Maupassant was a master of the short story. This collection displays his lively diversity, with tales that vary in theme and tone, ranging from tragedy and satire to comedy and farce. In a lucidly direct style, he provides unflinching realism and sceptical irony. He depicts the deceptions, hypocrisies and vanities at different levels of society. Prostitution is frankly described, while the harshness of war is deftly exposed. His tales have been televised and have influenced films, operas and rock music. Unillusioned but humane, Maupassant remains our contemporary.

Boule de suif (French, Paperback): Guy De Maupassant Boule de suif (French, Paperback)
Guy De Maupassant
R122 Discovery Miles 1 220 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Oeuvres Compl tes Illustr es. Le Rosier de Mme Husson (French, Paperback): Guy De Maupassant Oeuvres Compl tes Illustr es. Le Rosier de Mme Husson (French, Paperback)
Guy De Maupassant
R579 Discovery Miles 5 790 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Le Horla - Oeuvres Compl tes Illustr es (French, Paperback): Guy De Maupassant Le Horla - Oeuvres Compl tes Illustr es (French, Paperback)
Guy De Maupassant
R556 Discovery Miles 5 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Oeuvres Compl tes de Guy de Maupassant. Tome 29 Oeuvres Posthumes. II (French, Paperback): Guy De Maupassant Oeuvres Compl tes de Guy de Maupassant. Tome 29 Oeuvres Posthumes. II (French, Paperback)
Guy De Maupassant
R501 Discovery Miles 5 010 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Oeuvres Compl tes Illustr es, Les Soeurs Rondoli (French, Paperback): Guy De Maupassant Oeuvres Compl tes Illustr es, Les Soeurs Rondoli (French, Paperback)
Guy De Maupassant
R578 Discovery Miles 5 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Oeuvres Compl tes de Guy de Maupassant. Tome 13 Bel-Ami (French, Paperback): Guy De Maupassant Oeuvres Compl tes de Guy de Maupassant. Tome 13 Bel-Ami (French, Paperback)
Guy De Maupassant
R867 Discovery Miles 8 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Mont-Oriol (Ed.1887) (French, Paperback): Guy De Maupassant Mont-Oriol (Ed.1887) (French, Paperback)
Guy De Maupassant
R649 Discovery Miles 6 490 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Contes Du Jour Et de la Nuit (French, Paperback): Guy De Maupassant Contes Du Jour Et de la Nuit (French, Paperback)
Guy De Maupassant
R625 Discovery Miles 6 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Pierre Et Jean (Ed.1888) (French, Paperback): Guy De Maupassant Pierre Et Jean (Ed.1888) (French, Paperback)
Guy De Maupassant
R579 Discovery Miles 5 790 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Oeuvres Compl tes de Guy de Maupassant. Tome 3 La Maison Tellier (French, Paperback): Guy De Maupassant Oeuvres Compl tes de Guy de Maupassant. Tome 3 La Maison Tellier (French, Paperback)
Guy De Maupassant
R578 Discovery Miles 5 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Monsieur Parent (16e  dition) (French, Paperback): Guy De Maupassant Monsieur Parent (16e dition) (French, Paperback)
Guy De Maupassant
R601 Discovery Miles 6 010 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Oeuvres Compl tes de Guy de Maupassant. Tome 18 Le Horla (French, Paperback): Guy De Maupassant Oeuvres Compl tes de Guy de Maupassant. Tome 18 Le Horla (French, Paperback)
Guy De Maupassant
R601 Discovery Miles 6 010 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Oeuvres Compl tes Illustr es de Guy de Maupassant. Toine (French, Paperback): Guy De Maupassant Oeuvres Compl tes Illustr es de Guy de Maupassant. Toine (French, Paperback)
Guy De Maupassant
R578 Discovery Miles 5 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Oeuvres Compl�tes Illustr�es de Guy de Maupassant. La Vie Errante (French, Paperback): Guy De Maupassant Oeuvres Compl�tes Illustr�es de Guy de Maupassant. La Vie Errante (French, Paperback)
Guy De Maupassant
R578 Discovery Miles 5 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Oeuvres Compl�tes Illustr�es de Guy de Maupassant. Monsieur Parent (French, Paperback): Guy De Maupassant Oeuvres Compl�tes Illustr�es de Guy de Maupassant. Monsieur Parent (French, Paperback)
Guy De Maupassant
R602 Discovery Miles 6 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Necklace and Other Stories - Maupassant for Modern Times (Paperback): Guy De Maupassant The Necklace and Other Stories - Maupassant for Modern Times (Paperback)
Guy De Maupassant; Translated by Sandra Smith
R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Widely considered to be the greatest short story writer in all of French literature, Guy de Maupassant helped define the modern short story, deeply influencing the likes of Chekhov, Maugham, Babel and O. Henry. Yet despite his mastery of the form, existing English translations render his prose in an archaic style. Convinced that this protege of Flaubert deserved to be modernised in the same way that Lydia Davis had brought Madame Bovary to life, Sandra Smith selected twenty-eight classic Maupassant short stories, written between 1880 and 1890, including "Le Horla" and "Boule de Suif". Divided thematically into tales of French life, war and the supernatural, The Necklace and Other Stories promises to reintroduce Maupassant to twenty-first-century readers.

Bel-Ami (Paperback): Guy De Maupassant Bel-Ami (Paperback)
Guy De Maupassant; Translated by Margaret Mauldon; Edited by Robert Lethbridge
R257 R207 Discovery Miles 2 070 Save R50 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Maupassant's second novel, Bel-Ami (1885) is the story of a ruthlessly ambitious young man (Georges Duroy, christened "Bel-Ami" by his female admirers) making it to the top in fin-de-sihcle Paris. It is a novel about money, sex, and power, set against the background of the politics of the French colonization of North Africa. It explores the dynamics of an urban society uncomfortably close to our own and is a devastating satire of the sleaziness of contemporary journalism.
Bel-Ami enjoys the status of an authentic record of the apotheosis of bourgeois capitalism under the Third Republic. But the creative tension between its analysis of modern behavior and its identifiably late nineteenth-century fabric is one of the reasons why Bel-Ami remains one of the finest French novels of its time, as well as being recognized as Maupassant's greatest achievement as a novelist.
This new translation is complemented by fullest introduction and notes of any edition currently available.
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Le Horla - Premiere ET Deuxieme Version ; Lettre D'UN Fou (French, Paperback): Guy De Maupassant Le Horla - Premiere ET Deuxieme Version ; Lettre D'UN Fou (French, Paperback)
Guy De Maupassant
R162 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R11 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Oeuvres Compl�tes de Guy de Maupassant. Tome 14 Contes Du Jour Et de la Nuit (French, Paperback): Guy De Maupassant Oeuvres Compl�tes de Guy de Maupassant. Tome 14 Contes Du Jour Et de la Nuit (French, Paperback)
Guy De Maupassant
R579 Discovery Miles 5 790 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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