The Diamond Necklace: From one of the greatest French writers, widely regarded as the 'Father of Short Story' writing, who had influenced Tolstoy, W. Somerset Maugham, O. Henry, Anton Chekhov and Henry James

The Diamond Necklace: From one of the greatest French writers, widely regarded as the 'Father of Short Story' writing, who had influenced Tolstoy, W. Somerset Maugham, O. Henry, Anton Chekhov and Henry James

by Guy de Maupassant

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Overview

"The Diamond Necklace" has become one of Maupassant's popular works and is well known for highlighting martyr, and its ending. It is also the inspiration for Henry James's short story, "Paste". "The Necklace" tells the story of Madame Mathilde Loisel and her husband. Mathilde always imagined herself in a high social position with wonderful jewels. However, she has nothing and marries a low-paid clerk who tries his best to make her happy. Through lots of begging at work her husband is able to get a couple of invitations to the Ministry of Public Instruction party. Mathilde then refuses to go, for she has nothing to wear. Guy de Maupassant (1850–1893) was a popular French writer, considered one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of the form's finest exponents. Maupassant was a protégé of Flaubert and his stories are characterized by economy of style and efficient, effortless dénouements (outcomes).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788027230679
Publisher: Musaicum Books
Publication date: 11/15/2017
Sold by: Bookwire
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 11
File size: 417 KB

About the Author

Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) was a prolific French writer best remembered as a master of the short story and a father of the genre. He delighted in clever plotting and served as a model for later short story practitioners through favorites such as "The Necklace," "The Horla," "The False Gems," and "Useless Beauty." Maupassant wrote some 300 short stories, as well as six novels, three travel books, and one volume of verse.

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