Мощи (перевод А.Н. Чеботаревской)

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Выдающийся французский писатель Ги де Мопассан (1850 – 1893 гг.), автор блистательных романов "Милый друг", "Жизнь", "Монт-Ориоль" и др., по праву считающихся одними из лучших во французской литературе, является и непревзойденным мастером новеллы – жанра, в котором писателю не было и нет равных. Среди его рассказов такие шедевры как "Пышка", "Заведение Телье", "Мадемуазель Фифи", "Мисс Гарриет" и многие другие (всего более трехсот), каждый из которых это законченное и совершенное произведение.
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"Издательство ""Проспект"""
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Published on
Jul 23, 2013
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Pages
10
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ISBN
9785392116218
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Language
Russian
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Fiction / Classics
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The works of Guy de Maupassant, the undisputed master of the short story, are still among the most widely read masterpieces of French literature today. This comprehensive eBook presents Maupassant’s complete novels, stories, poetry and non-fiction, with numerous illustrations, introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Maupassant’s life and works
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Please note: a few minor works have never been translated in English and so cannot appear in the collection. When new translations enter the public domain they will be added to the eBook as a free update.

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CONTENTS:

The Novels
A LIFE
BEL-AMI
MONT ORIOL
PIERRE AND JEAN
STRONG AS DEATH
NOTRE COEUR

The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Plays
A TALE OF OLD TIMES
MUSOTTE
A COMEDY OF MARRIAGE

The Poetry
DES VERS

The Travel Books
AU SOLEIL
SUR L’EAU
LA VIE ERRANTE

The Criticism
GUY DE MAUPASSANT by Joseph Conrad
INTRODUCTION TO THE WORKS OF GUY DE MAUPASSANT by Leo Tolstoy
GUY DE MAUPASSANT by Henry James
GUY DE MAUPASSANT: A STUDY by P. Neveux
GUY DE MAUPASSANT by John Cowper Powys
A NOTE ON MAUPASSANT by Brander Matthews

The Biography
RECOLLECTIONS OF GUY DE MAUPASSANT BY HIS VALET by Francois Tassart

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