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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: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 66
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    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

    • 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
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      3 out of 5 stars 14
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      3 out of 5 stars 15

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

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible

    • By benjamin on 03-05-17

    Regular price: $95.94

    • 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
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      3 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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

    • 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
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 18
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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

    • 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

    • 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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    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

    • The Necklace

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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

    • 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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
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      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

    • A Very French Christmas

    • The Greatest French Holiday Stories of All Time
    • By: Guy de Maupassant, Alphonse Daudet, Irène Némirovsky, and others
    • Narrated by: Jean Brassard
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A continuation of the popular Very Christmas Series, this collection brings together the best French Christmas stories of all time in an elegant and vibrant collection featuring classics by Guy de Maupassant and Alphonse Daudet, plus stories by the esteemed 20th-century author Irène Némirovsky and contemporary writers Dominique Fabre and Jean-Philippe Blondel.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Ausgewählte Novellen

    • By: Guy de Maupassant, Golden Deer Classics
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Koop
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Die Liebe und das Leben - in aller Leichtigkeit und Leidenschaft, mit ihren Abgründen und ihren Vergänglichkeit - das sind die Hauptthemen dieser Novellen. Von der Erotik des Augenblicks über die Düsternis des Wahnsinns bis zur bitteren Erkenntnis der Endlichkeit aller Dinge spannt sich der Bogen, in dem der meisterhafte Beobachter und Erzähler Maupassant die Tiefen des menschlichen Herzens auslotet.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • 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
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      4 out of 5 stars 31
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      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.

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    • Kafka is STILL the Man!

    • By Dale on 08-23-09

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Fifteen Minute Stories

    • 45 Gigantic Little Tales
    • By: Hector Hugh Munro, A. J. Alan, O. Henry, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    A rich anthology of forty-five great stories by some of the most renowned storytellers in the world. Saki, O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, Barry Pain, Guy de Maupassant, M. R. James, A. J. Allan, Guy Boothby, Jerome K. Jerome and many more giants of the piterary world contribute to this collection of tiny tales which pack a huge punch.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful and extensive collection of 'waiting room' stories.

    • By R. on 09-01-18

    Regular price: $23.75

    • 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 123
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      4 out of 5 stars 112
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      4 out of 5 stars 112

    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

    • The Hand

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
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      4 out of 5 stars 83

    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

    • Classic Tales of Mystery

    • By: Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle, Guy de Maupassant, and others
    • Narrated by: Liza Ross, Sean Barrett, Paul Panting, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Included in this collection: "Who Killed Zebedee" by Wilkie Collins, read by Sean Barrett; "Blue Suit" by Edgar Wallace, read by Paul Panting; "A Mysterious Case" by Anna Katharine Green, read by Liza Ross; "The Crooked Man" by Arthur Conan Doyle, read by Stephen Thorne; "Vendetta" by Guy de Maupassant, read by Liza Ross; "The Sapient Monkey" by Headon Hill, read by Paul Panting; and more....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Collection

    • By Emma on 08-01-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Bel ami

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

    • Timeless Short Stories

    • From the Great Storytellers of the World
    • By: Guy de Maupassant, Stacy Aumonier, D. H. Lawrence, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A timeless collection of classic short stories by some of the master storytellers of the world. Old Iron by Stacy Aumonier, Odour of Chrysanthemums by D. H. Lawrence, The Idiot by Arnold Bennett, Miss Harriet by Guy de Maupassant, Red Hanrahan by W. B. Yeats, The Doll's House by Katherine Mansfield, The Devil's Spectacles by Wilkie Collins, The Model Millionaire by Oscar Wilde, Miss Bracegirdle does her Duty by Stacy Aumonier, The Piece of String by Guy de Maupassant, Glad Ghosts by D. H. Lawrence.

    Regular price: $26.17

    • 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
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      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

    • 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

    • Guy de Maupassant: Selected Stories

    • By: Guy De Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman, Jim Roberts, Cindy Hardin Killavey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Guy de Maupassant is considered one of the fathers of the modern short story as well as one of the form's finest writers. His stories are characterized by their economy of style and efficient, seemingly effortless dénouements

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not his best stories and not the greatest reader

    • By elizabeth in la plata on 06-18-14

    Regular price: $13.26

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