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  • Guy De Maupassant

    Henri RenŽ Albert Guy de Maupassant was born on August 5th, 1850 near Dieppe in France. MaupassantÕs early life was badly torn when at age 11 (his younger brother HervŽ was then five) his mother, Laure, a headstrong and independent-minded woman, risked social disgrace in order to obtain a legal separation from her husband.After the separation, Laure kept custody of her two boys. With the father now forcibly absent, Laure became the most influential and important figure in the young boy's life. MaupassantÕs education was such that he rebelled against religion and other societal norms but a developing friendship with Gustave Flaubert began to turn his mind towards creativity and...read more

  • Guy De Maupassant

    Guy de Maupassant es escritor y periodista. Vinculado a Gustave Flaubert y a Émile Zola, Maupassant dejó su impronta en la literatura francesa con sus novelas, entre ellas Bel-Ami, y especialmente con sus cuentos como Boule de Suif, les Contes de la bécasse y Le Horla. Estas obras atraen la atención por su fuerza realista, la fuerte presencia de la fantasía y el pesimismo que emana más a menudo de ellas, pero también por su dominio estilístico. Estas 100 citas pretenden dar acceso a su obra monumental a través de una selección de sus pensamientos más impactantes, en un formato accesible para todos. Una cita es más que un extracto de una declaración, puede ser un golpe de la...read more

  • Guy De Maupassant

    Guy de Maupassant was an absolute master of the short story genre, delighting in clever plotting, concise style, and efficient storytelling, which he used to produce stunning pieces in a very condensed format. Maupassant specialized in realism, with its sharp criticism of lower human nature and society, and fantastic, although his ventures in the supernatural are often used as an implicit symptom of the protagonists' troubled minds - he was absolutely fascinated with psychiatry, which was nascent at the time. He produced more than 300 short stories; we selected for you 9 of the most bizarre, influent, humorous or plain shocking, from chilling horror story to playful essay on the virtue of...read more

  • Guy De Maupassant

    Guy de Maupassant was an absolute master of the short story genre, delighting in clever plotting, concise style, and efficient storytelling, which he used to produce stunning pieces in a very condensed format. Maupassant specialized in realism, with its sharp criticism of lower human nature and society, and fantastic, although his ventures in the supernatural are often used as an implicit symptom of the protagonists' troubled minds - he was absolutely fascinated with psychiatry, which was nascent at the time. He produced more than 300 short stories; we selected for you 9 of the most bizarre, influent, humorous or plain shocking, from chilling horror story to playful essay on the virtue of...read more

  • Guy De Maupassant

    Guy de Maupassant é um escritor e jornalista. Ligado a Gustave Flaubert e Émile Zola, Maupassant deixou a sua marca na literatura francesa com os seus romances, incluindo Bel-Ami, e especialmente com os seus contos como Boule de Suif, les Contes de la bécasse e Le Horla. Estas obras atraem a atenção pela sua força realista, a forte presença da fantasia e o pessimismo que mais frequentemente emana delas, mas também pelo seu domínio estilístico. Estas 100 citações visam dar acesso à sua obra monumental através de uma selecção dos seus pensamentos mais marcantes, num formato acessível a todos. Uma citação é mais do que um excerto de uma declaração, pode ser um traço da...read more

  • Guy De Maupassant

    Guy de Maupassant est un écrivain et journaliste. Lié à Gustave Flaubert et à Émile Zola, Maupassant a marqué la littérature française par ses romans, dont Bel-Ami, et surtout par ses nouvelles comme Boule de Suif, les Contes de la bécasse ou Le Horla. Ces œuvres retiennent l'attention par leur force réaliste, la présence importante du fantastique et par le pessimisme qui s'en dégage le plus souvent, mais aussi par la maîtrise stylistique. Ces 100 citations visent à donner accès à son œuvre monumentale par une sélection de ses pensées les plus marquantes, dans un format accessible à tous. Une citation est plus qu'un extrait d'un propos, ce peut être un trait d'esprit,...read more

  • Guy De Maupassant

    Guy de Maupassant was an absolute master of the short story genre, delighting in clever plotting, concise style, and efficient storytelling, which he used to produce stunning pieces in a very condensed format. Maupassant specialized in realism, with its sharp criticism of lower human nature and society, and fantastic, although his ventures in the supernatural are often used as an implicit symptom of the protagonists' troubled minds - he was absolutely fascinated with psychiatry, which was nascent at the time. He produced more than 300 short stories; these six are a dive into the thrilling world of Maupassant. This audiobook contains The Necklace; The Man with the Pale Eyes; An Uncomfortable...read more

  • Guy De Maupassant

    A delightful collection of ten of Guy de Maupassant's most famous tales: • The Parrot • The Love of Long Ago • Mademoiselle Fifi • Miss Harriet • An Uncomfortable Bed • A Queer Night in Paris • My Uncle Jules • The Piece of String • The Necklace • Found on a Drowned...read more

  • Guy De Maupassant

    Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant was born on August 5th, 1850 near Dieppe in France. Maupassant’s early life was badly torn when at age 11 (his younger brother Hervé was then five) his mother, Laure, a headstrong and independent-minded woman, risked social disgrace in order to obtain a legal separation from her husband.After the separation, Laure kept custody of her two boys. With the father now forcibly absent, Laure became the most influential and important figure in the young boy's life. Maupassant’s education was such that he rebelled against religion and other societal norms but a developing friendship with Gustave Flaubert began to turn his mind towards creativity and...read more

  • Guy De Maupassant

    Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant was born on August 5th, 1850 near Dieppe in France. Maupassant’s early life was badly torn when at age 11 (his younger brother Hervé was then five) his mother, Laure, a headstrong and independent-minded woman, risked social disgrace in order to obtain a legal separation from her husband.After the separation, Laure kept custody of her two boys. With the father now forcibly absent, Laure became the most influential and important figure in the young boy's life. Maupassant’s education was such that he rebelled against religion and other societal norms but a developing friendship with Gustave Flaubert began to turn his mind towards creativity and...read more

  • Guy De Maupassant

    A man keeps a disembodied hand attached to his wall. One night he is found murdered, a finger sticking out of his mouth, and the hand is missing from the wall. Later a hand with one missing finger is seen at the man’s grave. The police inspector who worked on the case wants to give some logical explanation but is there any? Or it was a supernatural occurrence? Find out in Guy de Maupassant’s horror story 'The Hand'. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging...read more

  • Guy De Maupassant

    Little children need tales and stories, for they play an essential part in their development by awakening their imagination, introducing them to symbolic imagery, and bringing forth emotions in a healthy, constructive way. Our audiobook collection means to bring together the fairy tales, stories, myths and legends which have fed the children of many generations in the years when the imagination is awakening and craving stimulus and material to work upon. This compilation specially designed for small children includes folk tales, classic tales by Charles Perrault and Hans Christian Andersen, and stories from the Arabian Nights, narrated in a warm and lively way: The Three Bears; The Three...read more

  • Guy De Maupassant

    Possessed of a... voracious sexual appetite, bitter and frequently disillusioned by the history of his country and the foibles of its people is not a description that does justice to the tortured soul that was Guy de Maupassant. He was also a compassionate and deeply patriotic man, volunteering to fight for his country in the Franco-Prussian War at the age of 20 and again saw action reporting on the French campaign in Tunisia in 1881. Unfortunately these irreconcilable internal conflicts eventually led to syphilis, hallucination, attempted suicide, madness and an early death in an asylum at the age of 43-most of which horror was self predicted in ‘The Horla’. During his short life,...read more

  • Guy De Maupassant

    Dans les dix-sept nouvelles composant « Les contes de la bécasse », Guy de Maupassant dépeint en quelques traits des personnages et décors – pour la plupart normands –, mettant en exergue de manière ironique – parfois aussi pessimiste – les faiblesses de caractère ou la bassesse des personnages sans toutefois porter de jugement moral. In these seventeen short stories—or tales, as they are here called—, Guy de Maupassant depicts succinctly and pointedly persons and landscapes, and shows in an ironical, but sometimes also pessimistic way, without becoming moralistic, the weakness and baseness of the characters. (Summary by...read more

  • Guy De Maupassant

    La Gordinflona es la historia de una prostituta francesa. Guy de Maupassant utiliza la imagen de esta mujer como representación del pueblo francés, sin títulos ni dinero, engañados por la clase dirigente, derrotados. Son ellos quienes sufren las verdaderas consecuencias de la guerra. Boule de Suif (o La Gordinflona) nos presenta también la hipocresía de las clases acomodadas de la época, más interesadas en su propio beneficio que en el de Francia. La Gordinflona fue reconocida como una gran obra debido a su detalle y realismo. Boule de Suif is the story of a French prostitute. Guy de Maupassant uses this woman, Boule de Suif, to represent the common people of France, those with...read more

  • Guy De Maupassant

    A three-mast Brazilian ship passes by and a man standing on the shore, waving to it. After sailing on the broad and getting back home, the man starts feeling worse with every passing day. He realizes that there is a supernatural being in his home, taking his strength and sanity away. The man tries to fight back and kill the ghost but it proves more challenging than he had expected. He realizes that he himself had invited the creature. It was travelling on the Brazilian ship and was plaguing a lot of Brazilians, who were forced to flee their homes. Is it possible to drive away the supernatural being or will the man have to sacrifice his own life? Find out in the horror story 'The Horla' by...read more

  • Guy De Maupassant

    Guy de Maupassant a marqué la littérature française par ses romans mais surtout par ses nouvelles comme Le Horla (1887). Ces œuvres retiennent l'attention par leur force réaliste et par le pessimisme qui s'en dégage le plus souvent. La carrière littéraire de Maupassant se limite à une décennie avant qu'il ne sombre peu à peu dans la folie et ne meure peu avant ses quarante-trois ans. La syphilis, qui sera fatale à Maupassant, concerne une prostituée sur trois. La nuit comme le jour, filles publiques, lorettes ou grandes courtisanes, femmes galantes et filles publiques se vendent au plus offrant dans les bals ou les cafés-concerts, les maisons closes ou dans la rue. L'ampleur...read more

  • Guy De Maupassant

    A man’s beloved woman suddenly dies of pneumonia. He cannot cope with the loss and spends a whole night wandering around the cemetery searching for her. However, what he finds and sees there is far from what he expected. Would you feel fear after reading 'Was It A Dream?'? Then it may be interesting for you to find out what the characters in Maupassant’s short story 'Fear' have to say about it as well. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration...read more

  • Guy De Maupassant

    Maupassant reste un auteur majeur de la littérature française dont l'influence ne s'est jamais démentie. Notre sélection de nouvelles sont autant de tableaux de mœurs, vivants témoignages intemporels des hommes, des femmes, de leurs vies et de leurs tourments, de leurs passions et de leurs travers. Voici les douze nouvelles de notre sélection  : Le vengeur, L'homme de Mars, Lettre d'un fou, Sauvée, Rose, La serre, L'attente, La dot, Julie Romain, Rosalie prudent, Mme Parisse, Regrets. Maupassant a passé son enfance en Normandie où il rencontre Flaubert, ami de la famille, qui devient son maître spirituel. Après la guerre de 1870, dont l'épreuve de l'horreur garde une place...read more

  • Guy De Maupassant

    Guy de Maupassant est un auteur majeur, dont la marque sur la littérature française est indélébile. Ce qu'on connaît moins de lui... c'est son côté lubrique, pourtant très drôle. "A la feuille de rose, maison turque" est une farce grivoise, entre blague érotique et comédie de moeurs. Cette pièce de théâtre se déroule dans une maison close. Un jeune couple de bourgeois provinciaux s'imagine pouvoir passer sa nuit de noces dans un hôtel tranquille. Mal leur en prend ; il s'agit en fait d'un lupanar de la pire espèce. Le maître des lieux va faire tout ce qui est en son pouvoir pour les rouler... et faire découvrir des plaisirs insoupçonnés à Madame. "A la feuille de...read more