The Short Stories

The Short Stories

by Guy de Maupassant (Author)

This book is a collection of the complete works of short stories of Guy De Maupassant.

Guy de Maupassant was a master of the short story. This collection displays his lively diversity, with tales that vary in theme and tone, ranging from tragedy and satire to comedy and farce. In a lucidly direct style, he provides unflinching realism and sceptical irony. He depicts the deceptions, hypocrisies and vanities at different levels of society. Prostitution is frankly described, while the harshness of war is deftly exposed.

His tales have been televised and have influenced films, operas and rock music. Unillusioned but humane, Maupassant remains our contemporary.

Short Stories include:

    Boule de Suif

    Two Friends

    Madame Tellier’s Establishment

    Madamoiselle Fifi

    Clair de Lune

    Miss Harriet

    The Necklace

    Madamoiselle Pearl

    The Piece of String

    Madame Husson’s ‘Rosier’

    That Pig of a Morin

    Useless Beauty

    The Olive Orchard

    A Sale


    Two Little Soldiers


|Introduction by Cedric Watts, M.A., Ph.D.|

Book Details

Publication Date
October 06, 2020
File size
1.3 MB