The Entire Original Maupassant Short Stories

Editorial: Revenant
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The Entire Original Maupassant Short Stories

The Entire Original Maupassant Short Stories

Editorial: Revenant
ISBN
dc248e07-bb70-4111-9fa0-a4c764983a5f
Considered one of the fathers of the modern short story, Maupassant delighted in clever plotting, serving as a model for Somerset Maugham and O. Henry in this respect. His stories about expensive jewelry ("The Necklace", "Les Bijoux") have been imitated with a twist by Maugham ("Mr Know-All", "A String of Beads") and Henry James. Taking his cue from Balzac, Maupassant wrote comfortably in both the high-Realist and fantastic modes; stories and novels such as "L'Héritage" and Bel-Ami aim to recreate Third Republic France in a realistic way, whereas many of the short stories (notably "Le Horla" and "Qui sait?") describe apparently supernatural phenomena. The supernatural in Maupassant, however, is often implicitly a symptom of the protagonists' troubled minds; Maupassant was fascinated by the burgeoning discipline of psychiatry, and attended the public lectures of Jean-Martin Charcot between 1885 and 1886. This interest is reflected in his fiction. Maupassant's highly influential stories are characterized by their economy of style and efficient, effortless dénouements. Many of the stories are set during the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s and several describe the futility of war and the innocent civilians who, caught in the conflict, emerge changed. The story "Boule de Suif" ("Ball of Fat", 1880) is often accounted de Maupassant's masterpiece. His most unsettling horror story, "Le Horla" (1887), was about madness and suicide.
  • Categoría BISAC FIC004000
  • Formato Epub 2
  • Idioma Inglés
  • Año 2013
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