2. A selection of Maupassant stories


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  • "The Window" and other Gallic stories by Guy de Maupassant

    by Guy de Maupassant

    Seven more of the master’s best stories, most with a rather racy, distinctively Gallic touch and all with a distinctively direct, straightforward and rather elegant Maupassantian touch.
    They have all been translated specially for this site. TABLE OF CONTENTS
    1. THE WINDOW The narrator recounts (...)

  • "On a Spring Evening" and other stories by Guy de Maupassant

    by Guy de Maupassant

    More of the master’s best stories, all with a distinctive and distinctively Gallic touch, vous comprenez?
    All of these stories have been translated specially for this site. TABLE OF CONTENTS
    1. ON A SPRING EVENING (1881) Jeanne and Jacques have grown up together, have fallen in love and are (...)

  • "A Christmas Tale (Conte de Noël)" by Guy de Maupassant

    by Guy de Maupassant

    A doctor recounts his most memorable Christmas experience – the resolution of a dramatic case of possession – to a group of listeners.
    A vivid, intense account of a Christmas miracle from a distinctly detached point of view.
    Translated specially for this site. An e-book of this striking tale, (...)

  • "The Thief" and other stories by Guy de Maupassant

    by Guy de Maupassant

    TABLE OF CONTENTS
    1. THE THIEF (1882) Three friends are having a party and dress up in the ancient uniforms that the host collects, each with an appropriate weapon. So when they hear a suspicious noise in the attic and realise that a prowler’s up there, they launch a military expedition to (...)

  • "The Olive Grove" and other stories by Guy de Maupassant

    by Guy de Maupassant

    TABLE OF CONTENTS
    1. FEAR (1882) A group on a passenger boat is discussing the topic and one of them intervenes to give two examples of what fear really is other than simply the somewhat-instinctive reaction to a dangerous situation. Both examples have an eerie and almost-but-not-quite (...)