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Un ouvrage efficace, élégant. Une nouvelle manière de lire --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
GUY DE MAUPASSANT (1850-93) was a literary disciple of Flaubert and part of the group of young Naturalistic writers that formed around Zola. In addition to his six novels, which include Bel-Ami (1885) and Pierre et Jean (1888), Maupassant wrote hundreds of short stories, the most famous of which is 'Boule de suif'. By the late 1870s, he began to develop the first signs of syphilis, and in 1891 he was committed to an asylum in Paris, having tried to commit suicide. He died there two years later. DOUGLAS PARMEE is a well-known French translator.See all Product Description
I didn't like this book cuz I couldn't read it it's all in French ughhhh!! Not cool at all guysPublished 15 months ago by steph
A great work by a giant of 19th century French literature who died young, perhaps before fully realizing his immense talent. Read morePublished 22 months ago by J. A. I.
Just a beautifully written story. This is my second time reading it, and I can't wait to read it again in 10 years! Love Maupassant, I would recommend it for sure.Published on Feb. 4 2010 by Marianne Julie Etienne
The novel can make you wonder how the society can be so porous to allow somebody to get from dire poverty to filthy richness. Read morePublished on June 3 2004 by myshiak
je ne peux pas comprendre les gens qui lisent la littérature française en anglais. d'abord, rien ne se traduit (tradurre e' tradire). Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2004 by Polyglot
Maupassant's characters are more real and colourful than those created by any of the other French naturalists. Bel Ami, his first fill length novel, is simply a joy to read. Read morePublished on June 12 2001 by "stephenmackintosh"
I enjoyed this book very much and readily recognize that it is head and shoulders above so much contemporary fiction -- particularly all this Oprah Winfrey-approved garbage. Read morePublished on Sept. 10 2000
Has anyone ever asked you what 5 books you'd take with you to a desert island? Consider Bel Ami.
This is one of my favorite books of all time. Read more