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Summary

Guy de Maupassant is widely regarded as the father of the modern short story. As his 13 volumes of short stories attest, he was a prolific writer of this form. He had a simple, efficient style of writing and, like Anton Chekhov, found inspiration for his stories in the day-to-day lives of characters, in which their hidden natures are often revealed. Many of his works also centered on the Franco-Prussian War, in which he served. 

Volume I

001 Boule de Suif, Part I

002 Boule de Suif, Part II

003 Two Friends

004 The Lancer’s Wife

005 The Prisoners

006 Two Little Soldiers

007 Father Milon

008 A Coup d’Etat

009 Lieutenant Lare’s Marriage

010 The Horrible

011 Madame Parisse

012 Mademoiselle Fifi

013 A Duel

Volume II

014 The Colonel’s Ideas

015 Mother Sauvage

016 Epiphany

017 The Mustache

018 Madame Baptiste

019 The Question of Latin

020 A Meeting

021 The Blind Man

022 Indiscretion

023 A Family Affair

024 Beside Schopenhauer’s Corpse

Volume III

025 Miss Harriet

026 Little Louise Roque

027 The Donkey

028 Moiron

029 The Dispenser of Holy Water

030 A Parricide

031 Bertha

032 The Patron

033 The Door

034 A Sale

035 The Impolite Sex

036 A Wedding Gift

037 The Relic

Volume IV

038 Moribund

039 The Gamekeeper

040 The Story of a Farm Girl Part I

041 The Story of a Farm Girl Part II

042 The Story of a Farm Girl Part III

043 The Story of a Farm Girl Part IV

044 The Story of a Farm Girl Part V

045 The Wreck

046 Théodule Sabot’s Confession

047 The Wrong House

048 The Diamond Necklace

049 The Marquis de Fumerol

050 The Trip of Le Horla

051 Farewell!

052 The Wolf

053 The Inn

Volume V

054 Monsieur Parent Part I

055 Monsieur Parent Part II

056 Queen Hortense

057 Timbuctoo

058 Tombstones

059 Mademoiselle Pearl

060 The Thief

061 Clair de Lune

062 Waiter, A ‘Bock’

063 After

064 Forgiveness

065 In the Spring

066 A Queer Night in Paris

Volume VI

067 That Costly Ride

068 Useless Beauty Part I

069 Useless Beauty Part II

070 Useless Beauty Part III

071 Useless Beauty Part IV

072 The Father

073 My Uncle Sosthenes

074 The Baroness

075 Mother and Son

076 The Hand

077 A Tress of Hair

078 On the River

079 The Cripple

080 A Stroll

081 Alexandre

082 The Log

083 Julie Romain

084 The Rondoli Sisters

Volume VII

085 The False Gems

086 Fascination

087 Yvette Samoris

088 A Vendetta

089 My Twenty-Five Days

090 ‘The Terror’

091 Legend of Mont St. Michel

092 A New Year’s Gift

093 Friend Patience

094 Abandoned

095 The Maison Tellier Part I

096 The Maison Tellier Part II

097 The Maison Tellier Part III

098 Denis

099 My Wife

100 The Unknown

101 The Apparition

Volume VIII

102 Clochette

103 The Kiss

104 The Legion of Honor

105 The Test

106 Found on a Drowned Man

107 The Orphan

108 The Beggar

109 The Rabbit

110 His Avenger

111 My Uncle Jules

112 The Model

113 A Vagabond

114 The Fishing Hole

115 The Spasm

116 In the Wood

117 Martine

118 All Over

119 The Parrot

120 The Piece of String

Volume IX

121 Toine

122 Madame Husson’s ‘Rosier’

123 The Adopted Son

124 Coward

125 Old Mongilet

126 Moonlight

127 The First Snowfall

128 Sundays of a Bourgeois

129 Sundays of a Bourgeois

130 A Recollection

131 Our Letters

132 The Love of Long Ago

133 Friend Joseph

134 The Effeminates

135 Old Amable

Volume X

136 The Christening

137 The Farmer’s Wife

138 The Devil

139 The Snipe

140 The Will

141 Walter Schnaff’s Adventure

142 At Sea

143 Minuet

144 The Son

145 That Pig of a Morin

146 Saint Anthony

147 Lasting Love

148 Pierrot

149 A Normandy Joke

150 Father Matthew

Volume XI

151 The Umbrella

152 Belhomme’s Beast

153 Discovery

154 The Accursed Bread

155 The Dowry

156 The Diary of a Madman

157 The Mask

158 The Penguins’ Rock

159 A Family

160 Suicides

161 An Artifice

162 Dreams

163 Simon’s Papa

And more.

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