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His short stories in four leather-bound volumes:

Volume 1 - "Pierre et Jean and Other Stories"

Volume 2 - "Une Vie and Other Stories"

Volume 3 - "Bel Ami and Other Stories"

Volume 4 - "Fort Comme La Mort and Other Stories"

From Wikipedia:

"Henri Rene Albert Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) was a popular 19th-century French writer. He is one of the fathers of the modern short story. As a protege of Flaubert, his short stories are characterized by their economy of style and their efficient effortless denouement. He also wrote six short novels. A number of his stories denote the futility of war and the innocent civilians who, caught, emerge changed. Maupassant is one of the fathers of the modern short story. He delighted in clever plotting, and served as a model for Somerset Maugham and O Henry in this respect. His stories about real or fake jewels are imitated with a twist by Maugham and Henry James. Taking his cue from Balzac, Maupassant wrote comfortably in both the high-Realist and fantastic modes; stories and novels such as "L'Hritage" and Bel-Ami aim to recreate Third Republic France in a realistic way, whereas many of the short stories describe apparently supernatural phenomena. The supernatural in Maupassant, however, is often implicitly a symptom of the protagonists' troubled minds; Maupassant was fascinated by the burgeoning discipline of psychiatry, and attended the public lectures of Jean-Martin Charcot between 1885 and 1886. This interest is reflected in his fiction . . . "

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Four leather-bound Heron Books hardbacks 1968.

1473 pages in the four volumes.

Good condition.

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There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect these books from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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