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Guy de Maupassant – The necklace

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Guy de Maupassant – The necklace

60 pence for a little book. Not a bad deal. I bought several. In between proper books I read them. Sometimes. At times they are good, other times they are disappointing. Just a fragment from a novel for instance.

This one gave me four short stories from the French author. I should have tried to read the original; then again, I didn’t bump into the French version for 60p. The story that gave this book its title is the best out of these four.

Quote: “She took off her wraps in front of the mirror, for the sake of one last glance at herself in all her glory. But suddenly she uttered a cry. The diamonds were no longer round her neck.” (p.7)

Number: 10-064
Title: The necklace (Orig.: La parure)
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Language: English (Orig.: French)
Year: 1996 (Orig.: 1884)
# Pages: 56 (11901)
Category: Literature
ISBN: 1-85799-609-7


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