Mrs. Husson’s Rose

Mrs. Husson’s Rose

by Guy de Maupassant

Publication Date: 31/03/2019


Madame Husson, in love with purity and virtue, set herself the goal of crowning the “rose girl” of Gisors, i. e. the most respectful young girl. After an investigation conducted by her maid, the hard-core Françoise, she understood that no girl in the city met the criteria. She then found hardly anything but the son of the fruit grower, Isidore, a simple and candid young man. After asking Father Malou for his advice, Isidore was crowned “rose bush” in a grand ceremony. When the meal is over, he disappears with the scholarship he was given. We find him eight days later, drunk and disgusting.

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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.

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