An unabridged edition to include: A Duel of Hearts - Twin Roses from a Single Stem - A Flame Rekindled - A Double Jealousy - A Willing Envoy - Springtime and Autumn - A Dangerous Warning - Sweet Poison - A Waning Moon - The Ashes of Love
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About the Author
Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant (1850 - 1893) was a French writer, remembered as a master of the short story form and as a representative of the naturalist school of writers, who depicted human lives and destinies and social forces in disillusioned and often pessimistic terms. Maupassant was a protégé of Flaubert and his stories are characterized by economy of style and efficient, effortless dénouements (outcomes). Many are set during the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s, describing the futility of war and the innocent civilians who, caught up in events beyond their control, are permanently changed by their experiences. He wrote some 300 short stories, six novels, three travel books and one volume of verse. His first published story, "Boule de Suif" ("Ball of Fat", 1880), is often considered his masterpiece.