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Easton Press, Guy de Maupassant "A WOMAN'S LIFE" Leather Bound Collector's Edition
Easton Press, Guy de Maupassant "A WOMAN'S LIFE" Leather Bound Collector's Edition


 
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Edition: Easton Press (1993)
Binding: Leather Bound (Full genuine leather)
Illustrator: Limited Edition
Dimensions: 10.6"x7.6"x1.9"


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Product Code: EP4086

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  • Illustrated Color Frontispiece by Edmond Jaloux
  • Introduction by Marjorie Laurie


Easton Press, Norwalk CT. 1993 Guy de Maupassant "A WOMAN'S LIFE" Limited Edition

Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893), French author of the naturalistic school who is generally considered the greatest French short story writer.

Guy de Maupassant was probably born at the Château de Miromesniel, Dieppe on August 5, 1850. In 1869 Maupassant started to study law in Paris, but soon, at the age of 20, he volunteered to serve in the army during the Franco-Prussian War. Between the years 1872 and 1880 Maupassant was a civil servant, first at the ministry of maritime affairs, then at the ministry of education.

As a poet Maupassant made his debut with Des Vers (1880). In the same year he published in the anthology Soirées de Medan (1880), Edited by E. Zola, his masterpiece, "Boule De Suif" ("Ball of Fat", 1880). During the 1880s Maupassant created some 300 short stories, six novels, three travel books, and one volume of verse. In tone, his tales were marked by objectivity, highly controlled style, and sometimes by sheer comedy. Usually they were built around simple episodes from everyday life, which revealed the hidden sides of people. Among Maupassant's best-known books are Une Vie (A Woman's Life, 1883), about the frustrating existence of a Norman wife and Bel-Ami (1885), which depicts an unscrupulous journalist. Pierre Et Jean (1888) was a psychological study of two brothers. Maupassant's most upsetting horror story, Le Horla (1887), was about madness and suicide.

Features
Includes all the classic Easton Press qualities:

* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations


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