ISBN 9788179928349,The Great Short Stories Guy De Maupassant

The Great Short Stories Guy De Maupassant

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Jaico Publishing House

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788179928349

ISBN-10 8179928349


Number of Pages 268 Pages
Language (English)


GUY DE MAUPASSANT was a master of the short story. This collection reflects his remarkable diversity, with stories that vary in theme and tone, and range from tragedy and satire to comedy and farce. With a simplicity of style that masks complex philosophy, Maupassant can illuminate an entire code of values by means of a few telling details. He exposes the brutality of war and the hypocrisy it spawns, and depicts the petty limitations, the dissimulations and the vanities inherent at different levels of society. His stories are linked by a trenchant irony and by a preoccupation with the frailty of human nature and the futility of so many lives.