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Guy de Maupassant

French writer noted especially for his short stories (1850-1893).  Synonyms: Henri Rene Albert Guy de Maupassant, Maupassant.

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"Guy de Maupassant" Quotes from Famous Books

... work euphuism is much less prominent than in the first. The romance of chivalry and the Italian tale would be still more distasteful to the new woman than they were to the new courtier. Doubtless Boccaccio may have found a place in many a lady's secret bookshelf as Zola and Guy de Maupassant do perchance to-day, but he was scarcely suitable for the boudoir table or for polite literary discussion. Something was needed which would appeal at once to the feminine taste for learning and to the desire for delicacy and refinement. ...
— John Lyly • John Dover Wilson

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