Guy de Maupassant

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Top 10 horror short stories | Simon Crook
With Halloween looming, these tales by authors from Shirley Jackson to Stephen King are guaranteed to keep you awake as the nights close in

Simon Crook

26, Oct, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Top 10 books about duels | Dan Glaister
Bewitching writers of a certain romantic, invariably male, predisposition, duels have inspired the likes of Pushkin, Casanova and Chekhov, and some excellent history titles

Dan Glaister

12, May, 2021 @9:25 AM

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Like Death by Guy de Maupassant review – a sexy, intoxicating read
Nicholas Lezard’s paperback of the week: newly translated, this heady novel reveals the decadant, suffocating lives of le beau monde in belle époque France

Nicholas Lezard

29, Mar, 2017 @8:59 AM

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The Diamond Necklace and other stories by Guy de Maupassant - review

Pheebz: 'If you like unexpected endings, you'll love these stories, especially since Maupassant is such an excellent storyteller'


18, May, 2015 @8:00 AM

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Penguin Little Black Classics review – affordable snippets of great literature
Nicholas Lezard’s paperbacks of the week: From Homer to Balzac to Darwin to Dickens, these Penguin 80th birthday booklets are where publishing meets public service

Nicholas Lezard

24, Feb, 2015 @12:17 PM

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A brief survey of the short story part 49: Guy de Maupassant
Chris Power: His prolific output of sensational stories for the popular press should not obscure the incomparable art of his best work

Chris Power

24, May, 2013 @9:56 AM

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Syphilis, sex and fear | How the French disease conquered the world
Researching the Borgias, Sarah Dunant learnt how syphilis took Europe by storm during the 1490s, and the far reaching effects it's had ever since

Sarah Dunant

17, May, 2013 @3:59 PM

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Bel Ami – review

Robert Pattinson smoulders his way around 19th-century Paris in this hammy Maupassant adaptation, writes Peter Bradhsaw

Peter Bradshaw

08, Mar, 2012 @10:45 PM

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Fictional hacks – from Maupassant to Larsson

Journalists have been glamorous social climbers and bumbling fools in fiction – sometimes they've even been feminists and righters of wrongs, says John Dugdale

John Dugdale

23, Feb, 2012 @4:10 PM

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Winter reads: Boule de Suif by Guy de Maupassant
An exceedingly sharp satire of flexible French morals among different classes during the 19th-century German occupation

William Skidelsky

28, Dec, 2011 @10:01 AM

Emile Zola

'The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without the work.'

22, Jul, 2008 @2:39 PM

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Adaptation of the week: Jean Renoir's Partie de Campagne (1936)

Jean Renoir's Partie de Campagne (1936)

Andrew Pulver

17, Jul, 2004 @12:55 AM

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