The Necklace and Other Tales (Paperback)

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Includes The Necklace, Butterball, The Tellier House, On the Water, Mademoiselle Fifi, The Mask, The Inn, A Day in the Country, The Hand, The Jewels, The Model, The Entity (The Horla)

These stories—poignant scrutinies of social pretension, wicked tales of lust and love, and harrowing examinations of terror and madness—display the full genius of Guy de Maupassant in an enthralling new translation by Joachim Neugroschel. They reveal Maupassant’s remarkable range, his technical perfection, his sexual realism, and his ability to create whole worlds and sum up intricate universes of feeling in a few pages

About the Author


de Maupassant was born of upper-middle-class parents in Normandy. He lived with his motehr at Etretat, a newly fashionable seaside resort. Having enrolled as a law student in 1869, he was called up after the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War in 1870 and served as a quartermaster's clerk in Rouen. Following the war he left the army and eventually secured a post as a minor civil servant.

Neugroschel has won three PEN translation prizes, the French-American Foundation Translation Prize, and has translated more than 170 books. He has been awarded grants from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation.

Neugroschel has won three PEN translation prizes, the French-American Foundation Translation Prize, and has translated more than 170 books. He has been awarded grants from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation.

Praise For…


“Slyly intelligent, engaging, hyper-observant of human nature with all its glories, foibles, and fragile pretense, Maupassant’s stories are as relevant today as when they were first written.” —Elizabeth Berg

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375757174
ISBN-10: 0375757171
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: November 11th, 2003
Pages: 195
Language: English