A LIFE: THE HUMBLE TRUTH: Satirical novel about the folly of romantic illusion from one of the greatest French writers, who had influenced Tolstoy, W. Somerset Maugham, O. Henry, Chekhov and Henry James

A LIFE: THE HUMBLE TRUTH: Satirical novel about the folly of romantic illusion from one of the greatest French writers, who had influenced Tolstoy, W. Somerset Maugham, O. Henry, Chekhov and Henry James

by Guy de Maupassant

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Overview

"A Life" is a satirical novel about the foolishness of romantic illusion. The novel tells the story of young Jeanne, full of hope and dreams of love, who discovers the outside world after finishing an education in a convent. She is looking forward to her new life and she is dreaming of the day when she will find the man who loves her. All her expectations are fulfilled, however… Guy de Maupassant (1850–1893) was a popular French writer, considered one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of the form's finest exponents. Maupassant was a protégé of Flaubert and his stories are characterized by economy of style and efficient, effortless dénouements (outcomes).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788027230532
Publisher: Musaicum Books
Publication date: 11/15/2017
Sold by: Bookwire
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 145
Sales rank: 720,540
File size: 721 KB

About the Author

Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) was a prolific French writer best remembered as a master of the short story and a father of the genre. He delighted in clever plotting and served as a model for later short story practitioners through favorites such as "The Necklace," "The Horla," "The False Gems," and "Useless Beauty." Maupassant wrote some 300 short stories, as well as six novels, three travel books, and one volume of verse.

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