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The necklace and Other short Stories by Guy de Maupassant

The French author Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) was a master of the short story, creating detailed character studies and brief but moving dramas well suited to the genre. The nine stories in this collection provide a vivid portrait gallery of his typical subjects — from simple peasants and prostitutes to soldiers, government clerks, and provincial bourgeois. Brilliantly naturalistic, these short works also reveal Maupassant’s ability to observe the innumerable details of everyday life and reproduce them artfully and accurately, often with a caustic sense of humor. His literary talents are amply displayed in this volume, which includes these memorable tales: “Ball-of-Fat,” regarded by many as technically one of the finest short stories ever written, “The Necklace,” “A Piece of String,” “Mme. Tellier’s Establishment,” “Mademoiselle Fifi,” “Miss Harriet,” “A Way to Wealth,” “My Uncle Jules,” and “The Horla.”

 

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Opulence is sometimes deceiving“She removed the wraps from her shoulders before the glass, for a final view of herself in her glory. Suddenly she uttered a cry. Her necklace was not around…” – Guy de Maupassant, The Necklace

Madame Mathilde Loisel is displeased: she cannot go to a fancy party because she doesn’t have anything to wear. Her husband tries to help her and gives her money to buy a new dress. She insists she also needs jewels so she borrows a diamond necklace from her friend, Madame Jeanne Forestier. After the party, Mathilde realizes that she lost the stunning necklace.