7 best short stories: Paris

7 best short stories: Paris

by E. T. A. HoffmannEdgar Allan Poe Guy de Maupassant and others

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 27/06/2019

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The city of Paris is part of the world's fantasy. Whether as the birthplace of democratic revolutions, or as the capital of love and romance. Writers and artists from all over the world have always looked to Paris for inspiration. In this book you will find seven short stories that have the city of Paris as their setting and inspiration: Mademoiselle De Scudéri - E. T. A. Hoffmann The Murders in the Rue Morgue Edgar Allan Poe A Queer Night in Paris by Guy de Maupassant A New Leaf - F. Scott Fitzgerald Babylon Revisited by F. Scott Fitzgerald A Street of Paris and Its Jean Monette By Eugene Francois Vidocq

ISBN:
9788577773152
9788577773152
Category:
Short stories
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
27-06-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Tacet Books
E. T. A. Hoffmann

Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann (1776–1822) replaced his third name, Wilhelm, with Amadeus in homage to Mozart. A towering figure of German Romanticism, Hoffmann was a composer, music critic, theater director, draftsman, and caricaturist as well as a writer. Although his stories challenged readers to free their minds from the conventions of reality, Hoffmann accepted the practical constraints of everyday life, training as a lawyer and serving as a judge.

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) is one of America's greatest and best-loved writers.

Known as the father of the detective story, Poe is perhaps most famous for his short stories particularly his shrewd mysteries and chilling, often grotesque tales of horror he was also an extremely accomplished poet and a tough literary critic.

Poe's life was not far removed from the drama of his fiction. Orphaned at a young age, he was raised by a foster family. As a young man, he developed problems with gambling, debts, and alcohol, and was even dismissed from the army.

His love life was marked by tragedy and heartbreak. Despite these difficulties, Poe produced many works now considered essential to the American literary canon.

Guy de Maupassant

Guy de Maupassant was born in Normandy in 1850. In addition to his six novels, which include Bel-Ami (1885) and Pierre et Jean (1888), he wrote hundreds of short stories, the most famous of which is 'Boule de suif'.

By the late 1870s, he began to develop the first signs of syphilis, and in 1891 he was committed to an asylum in Paris, having tried to commit suicide. He died there two years later.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896 in St Paul, Minnesota, and went to Princeton University, which he left in 1917 to join the army. He was said to have epitomized the Jazz Age, which he himself defined as 'a generation grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken'. In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre. Their traumatic marriage and her subsequent breakdowns became the leading influence on his writing. Among his publications were five novels, This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and the Damned, Tender is the Night and The Last Tycoon (his last and unfinished work); six volumes of short stories and The Crack Up, a selection of autobiographical pieces.

Fitzgerald died suddenly in 1940. After his death The New York Times said of him that 'He was better than he knew, for in fact and in the literary sense he invented a 'generation'. . . he might have interpreted and even guided them, as in their midle years they saw a different and nobler freedom threatened with destruction.'

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