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    • Boule De Suif, The Necklace, and Other Stories

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    • By: Guy De Maupassant
    • Narrated by: John Pether
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Guy De Maupassant is considered one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of the form's finest exponents. The story "Boule de Suif", written in 1880, is his masterpiece. A protege of Flaubert, Maupassant's stories are characterized by their economy of style and efficient, effortless dénouements. Many of the stories are set during the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s and several describe the futility of war and the innocent civilians who, caught in the conflict, emerge changed. He authored some 300 short stories.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic collection of Maupassant

    • By David on 12-28-14

    Regular price: $1.39

    • Classic French Short Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Jean Paul Sartre, Guy de Maupassant, Anatole France, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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

    • The Metamorphosis and Other Stories

    • By: Franz Kafka, Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Tom Whitworth
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    The Metamorphosis begins as its protagonist, Gregor Samsa, wakes up one morning to find that he has become a huge insect. This change is understandably difficult for Gregor, not to mention his family and business. It ends up costing him his life.

    • out of 5 stars
    • Kafka is STILL the Man!

    • By Dale on 08-23-09

    Regular price: $13.99

    • 12 contes de Maupassant

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Fabienne Prost
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Maupassant reste un auteur majeur de la littérature française dont l'influence ne s'est jamais démentie. Les nouvelles sont autant de tableaux de mœurs, vivants témoignages intemporels des hommes, des femmes, de leurs vies et de leurs tourments, de leurs passions et de leurs travers.

    Regular price: $9.04

    • The Hand

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    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

    • 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
    • Story
      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

    • La belleza inútil [Useless Beauty]

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Sonolibro
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    ¿Es amor el querer poseer de forma absoluta al ser amado?LA BELLEZA INÚTIL - ¡ Quien va a creer que es amujer ha tenido siete hijos !- Pues los ha tenido, sí señor, en once años. Cuando llegó a los treinta, cerró su período de producción, para entrar en el de exhibición, cuyo final no se adivina todavía. -¡Pobres mujeres!-¿Por qué las compadeces?-¿Por qué? Ponte a pensar un poco, amigo mío. ¡Once años de preñez para una mujer como ésa! ¡Qué infierno!

    Regular price: $2.90

    • Complete Original Short Stories - Volume 3

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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 daily lives of humans, which often reveal our darker nature. Many of his works also centred on the Franco-Prussian War, in which he served. 

    Regular price: $12.85

    • The Necklace

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Anne Hancock
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Mathilde Loisel, the lowly born wife of a clerk, has always felt she was meant for greater things. She imagines beautiful gowns, glittering parties, a home of opulence, and a life of comfort. Her only wish is to be flattered and admired, and she is miserable that she will never know that life. But out of the blue, her husband comes home with an invitation to a ball. She buys a new dress but mourns her lack of jewels. But wait!

    Regular price: $7.13

    • Great Ghost Stories

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Guy de Maupassant, Saki, and others
    • Narrated by: Dermot Kerrigan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    A spine-tingling collection of classic ghost stories – a perfect way to pass those long winter nights! This set contains "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, "The Horla" by Guy de Maupassant, "Sredni Vashtar" by Saki, "The Mark of the Beast" by Rudyard Kipling, "Lost Hearts" by M.R. James and "The Furnished Room" by O. Henry.

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Boule de Suif

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Alain Couchot
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Écrite en 1879, Boule de Suif est la nouvelle qui a imposé Guy de Maupassant comme un maître. L'action se situe durant la guerre de 1870 : dix personnes fuient Rouen, occupée par les soldats prussiens, pour gagner Dieppe en diligence. Parmi ces dix personnes, se trouvent des bourgeois, des commerçants, des nobles, et une prostituée, surnommée Boule de Suif, à cause de son embonpoint.

    Regular price: $1.97

    • 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

    • H. P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural

    • 20 Classic Tales of the Macabre, Chosen by the Master of Horror Himself
    • By: Stephen Jones (editor), Henry James, Washington Irving, and others
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter, Steven Crossley, Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 111

    H. P. Lovecraft is arguably the most important horror writer of the 20th century. Culled from his 1927 essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature”, Lovecraft acknowledges those authors and stories that he feels are the very finest the horror field has to offer, including Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, Guy de Maupassant, Ambrose Bierce, and Arthur Conan Doyle. This chilling collection includes 20 works, each prefaced by Lovecraft's own opinions and insights in each author’s work.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Audiobook Contents

    • By Maliboo on 10-31-14

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Bel Ami

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 97

    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

    • Around the World in 80 Tales

    • 80 Classic Stories from Around the World
    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 37 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 15

    A breathtaking collection of 80 classic short stories inspired by different locations, people and customs across the globe...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Could be my 70 yr old ears, difficult 2 understand

    • By larry on 10-08-14

    Regular price: $95.94

    • Bel ami

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roland
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    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

    • The Piece of String

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A peasant attending the market in the neighboring town stoops to pick up a piece of string from the road. Later that day, he is maliciously accused of picking up a lost pocketbook containing five hundred francs and some valuable business papers. Although he is innocent of the charge, and the pocketbook is later handed in to the mayor by the person who actually found it, the taint of the accusation remains. The more the man protests his innocence, the less he is believed.

    Regular price: $3.26

    • Une vie. Explication de texte

    • Collection Facile à Lire
    • By: Guy de Maupassant, René Bougival
    • Narrated by: Laurence Wajntreter, Philippe Carriou
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Abridged
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    "Facile à lire" est une collection de titres qui vous entraîne à la découverte des grandes œuvres classiques de la littérature française. Cet outil pédagogique est destiné à accompagner les lycéens dans leurs études. Plus généralement, elle s'adresse à tous les amoureux de la littérature qui souhaitent revisiter ou découvrir de façon ludique nos grands classiques.

    Regular price: $5.21

    • The Head of Hair [Classic Tales Edition]

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Inside a hidden panel in an antique desk, a man discovers a long braid of hair. And the contemplation of this head of hair drives him mad. Do spirits really come back to inhabit the forms they left in this world?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding Maupassant.

    • By William E. Hendry on 12-16-17

    Regular price: $2.09

    • The Horla [Classic Tales Edition]

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    An invisible alien parasite slowly takes over the penetrating mind of a French nobleman. He slowly loses control over his thoughts, his words, and his deeds. Is it insanity? Or is it the Horla?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unmatched, Monumental Writing Power

    • By William E. Hendry on 12-28-16

    Regular price: $1.39

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