Guy de Maupassant's Tales of Suicide - A Collection of Short Stories

Guy de Maupassant's Tales of Suicide - A Collection of Short Stories

by Guy de Maupassant

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 31/03/2016

  $11.54

These early works by Guy de Maupassant were originally published in the 1880's. As a collection of short stories, this represents Maupassant's tales of suicide, and includes 'A Stroll', 'Found on a Drowned Man', 'The Child', 'The Magic Couch', 'Yvette Samoris', and many other titles. Guy de Maupassant was born in 1850 at the Château de Miromesnil, near Dieppe, France. He came from a prosperous family, but when Maupassant was eleven, his mother risked social disgrace by trying to secure a legal separation from her husband. After the split, Maupassant lived with his mother till he was thirteen, and inherited her love of classical literature. In 1880, Maupassant published his first - and, according to many, his best - short story, entitled 'Boule de Suif' ('Ball of Fat'). It was an instant success. He went on to be extremely prolific during the 1880s, working methodically to produce up to four volumes of short fiction every year. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

ISBN:
9781473360310
9781473360310
Category:
Short stories
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
31-03-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Read Books Ltd.
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.

This item is delivered digitally

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review Guy de Maupassant's Tales of Suicide - A Collection of Short Stories.