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978-1-59224-422-5 / 159224422X

Bel Ami (Italian Edition)

by Maupassant, Guy de

Publisher:Wildside Press

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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"We fancied each other and that's that. Now it's over." Georges Duroy (the protagonist of _Bel Ami,_ Guy de Maupassant's first novel-length work), is a cad -- a social climber who literally sleeps his way to the top. Her is a young former soldier, a man fighting for social and material position in the rat race that was Paris of 1870s. Scandal, political intrigue and sexual manipulation balance beauitiful against by de Maupassant's cruel wit -- and also against his love of life. Duroy becomes a sort of male Madame Bovary -- but where Bovary's amorality brings her little but misery, Duroy's pays off. In many ways what de Maupassant tells is a cynical and amoral tale -- but there is a ring of truth about it; de Maupassant offers us an insight we had not dare forget. . . .

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