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    • Classic French Short Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Jean Paul Sartre, Guy de Maupassant, Anatole France, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    French literature may be said to begin with the ninth century "Song of Roland," and it has since then churned out masterpiece after masterpiece in every century right up to the present. Beginning with Balzac and Dumas in the early part of the nineteenth century and proceeding to Sartre and Camus at the midpoint of the twentieth, the stories in this collection showcase the talents of some of the greatest French masters of the short story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great intro to French lit

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-31-16

    Regular price: $16.80

    • Bel-Ami

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Claudio Carini
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Gli sembrò di essere davvero distinto, camminava in modo elegante. E il suo animo si riempì di una grande fiducia in sé stesso. Certo, tutte le porte gli sarebbero state spalancate, grazie a quella sua presenza, alla smania di avere successo, alla fermezza dei suoi propositi e al suo spirito d'indipendenza.

    Regular price: $11.25

    • The Best French Short Stories

    • By: Guy de Maupassant, Victor Hugo, Anatole France, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    An enchanting collection of some of the greatest short stories ever written by notable French authors.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Bel Ami

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 98
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      4 out of 5 stars 99

    Guy de Maupassant is revered for his naturalistic fiction, which brilliantly captures flesh-and-blood characters as it evokes the most telling details of everyday life. Considered one of the finest French novels ever written, Bel Ami follows journalist Georges Duroy and his increasing stature among the Paris elite. With an immense thirst for power, Georges is not above an almost gleeful use of wealthy mistresses to achieve his ends.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bel Ami or how to socially climb in 1885 Paris

    • By Neil Chisholm on 12-03-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Diamond Necklace and Other Stories

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Beautifully simple and marvelously strong, the stories of Guy de Maupassant have enchanted generations around the world. One of the finest short story writers of all time, de Maupassant believed that the most heart-wrenching and powerful moments in life lay in the simple events of daily life, and he proved it by turning those moments into timeless stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely marvelous

    • By Katherine on 06-20-15

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Bel ami

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roland
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    L'histoire d'un illustre inconnu qui, à force d'opportunisme, d'arrivisme et de culot, parvient à conquérir la capitale, à se faire un nom et une place. Une fresque des mœurs parisiennes où règnent l'ambition, l'ambiguïté sexuelle des discours et la décadence amoureuse au XIXème siècle.

    Regular price: $11.42

    • Cupid's Bedside Book

    • Great Classic Love Stories
    • By: Leonard Merrick, Jerome K. Jerome, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A wonderful collection of classic stories on the theme of love. A must-listen for the incurable romantic.

    Regular price: $12.39

    • Complete Original Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant, Volume I

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Guy de Maupassant is widely regarded as the father of the modern short story. As his 13 volumes of short stories attest, he was a prolific writer of this form. He had a simple, efficient style of writing and, like Anton Chekhov, found inspiration for his stories in the day-to-day lives of characters, in which their hidden natures are often revealed. Many of his works also centerd on the Franco-Prussian War, in which he served.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cannot go wrong with Maupassant

    • By Connie Chen on 07-05-17

    Regular price: $12.85

    • The Necklace

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Madame Mathilde Loisel is sure she was meant to be an aristocrat, but she was born into a middle-class family and married off to a middle-class clerk. When her husband procures them invitations to a high-society party, Loisel goes all out to impress. She borrows a diamond necklace from a wealthy acquaintance and has the time of her life - until the necklace goes missing. In “The Necklace”, de Maupassant showcases his signature twists of fate and social commentary in a story that will leave you speechless.

    Regular price: $4.19

    • The Necklace

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Hillary Huber
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    A lesson on the power of vanity, "The Necklace" tells the story of Madame Mathilde Loisel and her husband. Mathilde always imagined herself as a socialite with beautiful gowns and wonderful jewels. Her husband, however, is a lowly clerk and the two have little money. Desperate to attend an important party, she borrows a friend's diamond necklace to match the dress her husband bought for her. But when Mathilde loses the expensive jewels, she nearly destroys her life in an effort to pay back the debt.

    Regular price: $2.07

    • Great Vampire Stories

    • 30 Classic Victorian Tales of Vampires
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Bram Stoker, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A comprehensive and varied collection of the best vampire stories from the Victorian era by the greatest Gothic writers of the time. Includes: 'The Horla' by Guy de Maupassant; 'Mrs. Amworth' by E. F. Benson; 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci' by John Keats; 'Dracula's Guest' by Bram Stoker; 'The Bride of Corinth' by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; 'Will' by Vincent O'Sullivan; 'Ken's Mystery' by Julian Hawthorne.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Who speaks like this?

    • By J. M. Pollack on 06-05-16

    Regular price: $65.07

    • The Hand

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 88

    A withered, shriveled, severed human hand is kept chained in a corner. The "owner" of this morbid trophy always keeps three loaded revolvers in the same room. Nothing seems too suspicious until the hand is mysteriously reclaimed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just a scary story

    • By Michael on 02-08-13

    Regular price: $0.83

    • Boule de suif

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Nicolas Latchoumanin
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "'Boule de suif' est un chef-d'œuvre", écrivait Gustave Flaubert. Ce récit a imposé son auteur, Guy de Maupassant, comme un maître de la nouvelle. L'histoire, inspirée d'un fait divers, se déroule pendant la guerre de 1870 alors que dix personnes fuient Rouen envahi par les Prussiens.

    Regular price: $11.08

    • Boule De Suif

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Maupassant's early story "Boule de Suif", ("Ball-of-Tallow") from 1880, remains a hallmark and a natural starting point. It's about a prostitute whose refrain, like Bartleby's, is that she would prefer not to - in this case, a Prussian officer asks repeatedly for the pleasure of her intimate company, and she invariably denies him. Unlike Bartleby, though, Boule de Suif must eventually give in, not by any defect of will but because of peer pressure.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • $.66 is what it’s worth

    • By Linda LaCount on 08-09-18

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Une vie

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Anny Duperey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    "Une vie", premier roman de Guy de Maupassant publié en 1833, nous raconte le destin de Jeanne, jeune aristocrate issue d'une famille de hobereaux normands, sortie pleine d'illusions de ses cinq années au couvent. Cette histoire relate les étapes successives de sa déchéance : de ses désirs contrariés aux premières désillusions, jusqu'au vide et au néant.

    Regular price: $8.07

    • An Anthology of Classic Stories

    • By: Guy de Maupassant, D. H. Lawrence, Edgar Allan Poe, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    A treasure trove of short classic stories by some of the greatest storytellers in the world: 1.Mademoiselle Fifi by Guy de Maupassant 2.The Test by W. W. Jacobs 3.Miss Brill by Katharine Mansfield 4.England, my England by D. H. Lawrence 5.The Dead Hand by Wilkie Collins 6.The Stalled Ox by Saki 7.Red Hanrahan by W. B. Yeats 8.My Uncle Jules by Guy de Maupassant 9.A Love Knot by W. W. Jacobs 10.The Odour of Chrysanthemums by D. H. Lawrence 11.Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Exceeded Expectations

    • By Stephen on 03-10-14

    Regular price: $54.54

    • The Best European Short Stories

    • By: Guy de Maupassant, George Sand, Anton Chekhov, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    A delightful anthology of great works by some of Europe's greatest short story writers....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • disappointing

    • By KDP on 08-10-14

    Regular price: $54.54

    • Great Radio Horror

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Arch Oboler, Guy de Maupassant, and others
    • Narrated by: Boris Karloff, Maurice Tarplin, Paul McGrath, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    The screams...the grisly sound effects...the rumbling organ music. Sounds in the dark come strange, mysterious, and terrifying in 21 episodes of such classic series as Lights Out, Inner Sanctum, Suspense, and many more. Spine-chilling tales by Edgar Allan Poe, Guy de Maupassant, Arch Oboler, Robert A. Arthur, David Kogan, and Alonzo Deen Cole dabble in dark realms. Boris Karloff, Maurice Tarplin, Paul McGrath, and Bernard Lenrow deliver pulse-pounding performances.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good for nostalgia, I suppose.

    • By Davidinark on 06-07-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Dix nouvelles sur la prostitution

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Delphine Théodore
    • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Guy de Maupassant a marqué la littérature française par ses romans mais surtout par ses nouvelles comme "Le Horla" (1887). Ces œuvres retiennent l'attention par leur force réaliste et par le pessimisme qui s'en dégage le plus souvent. La carrière littéraire de Maupassant se limite à une décennie avant qu'il ne sombre peu à peu dans la folie et ne meure peu avant ses quarante-trois ans. La syphilis, qui sera fatale à Maupassant, concerne une prostituée sur trois.

    Regular price: $6.63

    • Wonderful Short Stories

    • Fifty Outstanding Classic Tales
    • By: Barry Pain, George Gissing, Guy de Maupassant, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 24 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    A glittering collection of classic short stories. 1. "The Hoop" by Fedor Sologub; 2. "Miracles" by Barry Pain; 3. "In a Far-off World" by Olive Schreiner; 4. "The House of Cobwebs" by George Gissing; 5. "A Dream of Wild Bees" by Olive Schreiner; 6. "A Very Black Business" by Ernest Bramah; 7. "The Missing Years" by Barry Pain; 8. "The Pig and Whistle" by George Gissing; 9. "A Soothing Dream" by Fedor Sologub; 10. "Life’s Gifts" by Olive Schreiner...and many more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the best yet

    • By judyp on 02-07-16

    Regular price: $98.17

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