Strong as Death

Strong as Death

by Guy de Maupassant

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Overview

Like all of Guy de Maupassant's work, "Strong as Death" is a poignant and haunting tale. It is a tale of love, life, death, and the mystery of the human heart; a tale of an affair of the heart that cannot stand the light of day - a profane love that lasts a lifetime, and haunts from beyond the grave.
"Strong as Death" is great fun and the society portrait works well. The novel focuses on the narcissistic sentimentality in the obsessive romantic love between Olivier Bertin and Madame de Guilleroy. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788834189344
Publisher: Enrico Conti
Publication date: 09/24/2019
Sold by: StreetLib SRL
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 249 KB

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.

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