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The Resource The necklace and other stories : Maupassant for modern times, Guy de Maupassant ; translated by Sandra Smith

The necklace and other stories : Maupassant for modern times, Guy de Maupassant ; translated by Sandra Smith

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The necklace and other stories : Maupassant for modern times
Title
The necklace and other stories
Title remainder
Maupassant for modern times
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Guy de Maupassant ; translated by Sandra Smith
Title variation
Necklace & other stories
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Widely considered to be the greatest short story writer in all of French literature, Guy de Maupassant helped define the modern short story, deeply influencing the likes of Chekhov, Maugham, Babel, and O. Henry. Yet despite his mastery of the form, existing English translations continue to render his prose in an archaic, nineteenth-century style. Convinced that this Parisian civil servant and protege of Flaubert deserved to be modernized in the same way that Lydia Davis had brought Madame Bovary to coruscating life, Sandra Smith selected twenty-eight classic Maupassant short stories, including The Necklace, his devastating depiction of aspiration and ruin, as well as two novellas, Le Horla and Boule de Suif, widely considered his masterpiece. All written between 1880 and 1890 three years before Maupassant s death at the age of forty-three and divided thematically into tales of French life, war, and the supernatural, The Necklace and Other Stories promises to reintroduce Maupassant to twenty-first-century readers."
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Collects thirty short stories by Maupassant, including "The Necklace," which follows a woman and her husband who learn the irony of their efforts after devoting their energy and income for ten years to replacing a borrowed diamond necklace that they lost
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10439646
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DLC
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1850-1893
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Maupassant, Guy de
Dewey number
843/.8
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1949-
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Smith, Sandra
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True
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France
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adult
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Maupassant for modern times
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The necklace and other stories : Maupassant for modern times, Guy de Maupassant ; translated by Sandra Smith
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1102110
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780871403681
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015013246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780871403681
  • (OCoLC)891611065
Label
The necklace and other stories : Maupassant for modern times, Guy de Maupassant ; translated by Sandra Smith
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1102110
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780871403681
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015013246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780871403681
  • (OCoLC)891611065

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