The Piece Of String

Maitre Hauchecome spots a piece of string on the ground during his walk into town. As he bends down to pick it up, he could never have imagined the chaos that would soon ensue....

Bel Ami

Bel Ami is the second novel by French author Guy de Maupassant, published in 1885; an English translation titled Bel Ami, or, The History of a Scoundrel: A Novel first appeared in...

The Parrot

Desiree is married to a wealthy but violent captain of a fishing trawler. For ten years of marriage he terrorizes her, until one night his boat is wrecked at sea and he is never...

Pierre et Jean

A vague jealousy, one of those dormant jealousies which grow up between brothers or sisters and slowly ripen till they burst, on the occasion of a marriage perhaps, or of some...

The Horla Classic Tales Edition

An invisible, alien parasite slowly takes over the penetrating mind of a French Nobleman. He slowly loses control over his thoughts, his words, and his deeds. Is it insanity? Or...

The Grave

Graveyards are the calmest places on Earth – for the living and the dead. The Besiers cemetery is no exception. Until the keeper finds a young man digging up the grave of a...

The Father

Francois is a lonely and mediocre man. He rides the horse-drawn cart every day and regularly sees an attractive girl riding with him. They begin to get to know each other, go out,...

B. J. Harrison Reads A Meeting

The Baron d’Etraille witnesses a disturbing scene at a party between his own wife and another young man. D’Etraille decides that they have to separate, so he leaves the...

Suicides

Suicides" is a story by the French writer Guy de Maupassant. The work is dedicated to the painter Georges Legrand. The whole story is aimed at the distressing repetitiveness...

The Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant

A delightful collection of ten of Guy de Maupassant's most famous tales:• The Parrot• The Love of Long Ago• Mademoiselle Fifi• Miss Harriet• An Uncomfortable Bed• A...

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