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Welcome to the Masters of Prose book series, a selection of the best works by noteworthy authors.Literary critic August Nemo selects the most important writings of each author. A selection based on the author's novels, short stories, letters, essays and biographical texts. Thus providing the reader with an overview of the author's life and work.This edition is dedicated to the French writer Guy de Maupassant, remembered as a master of the short story form, and as a representative of the Naturalist school, who depicted human lives and destinies and social forces in disillusioned and often pessimistic terms. Maupassant was a protégé of Gustave Flaubert and his stories are characterized by economy of style and efficient, seemingly effortless dénouements (outcomes). His first published story, "Boule de Suif", is often considered his masterpiece.This book contains the following writings:Novels: Pierre and Jean; Bel Ami; Mont Oriol; Notre Coeur.Short Stories: Boule de suif; Two friends; The lancer's wife; The prisoners; Two little soldiers; Father Milon; A coup d'etat; Lieutenant Lare's Marriage; The Horrible; Madame Parisse; Mademoiselle Fifi; A Duel.Biographical: Guy de Maupassant, by Paul Bourget; Guy de Maupassant, by Robert Arnot.If you appreciate good literature, be sure to check out the other Tacet Books titles!