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The Necklace

The Necklace

Author: Guy de Maupassant Narrator: Andrea Giordani Release Date: 01/12/2017

Madame Mathilde Loisel is sure she was meant to be an aristocrat, but she was born into a middle-class family and married off to a middle-class clerk. When her husband procures them invitations to a high-society party, Loisel goes all out to impress. She borrows a diamond necklace from a wealthy acquaintance and has the time of her life-until the necklace goes missing. In "The Necklace," de Maupassant showcases his signature twists of fate and social commentary in a story that will leave you speechless. 

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A Very French Christmas: The Greatest French Holiday Stories of All Time

A Very French Christmas: The Greatest French Holiday Stories of All Time

Author: Alphonse Daudet, Guy De Maupassant, Guy de Maupassant, Various Narrator: Jean Brassard Release Date: 01/10/2017

A continuation of the popular Very Christmas Series, this collection brings together the best French Christmas stories of all time in an elegant and vibrant collection featuring classics by Guy de Maupassant and Alphonse Daudet, plus stories by the esteemed twentieth-century author Irène Némirovsky and contemporary writers Dominique Fabre and Jean-Philippe Blondel.With a holiday spirit conveyed through sparkling Paris streets, opulent feasts, wandering orphans, kindly monks, homesick soldiers, oysters, crayfish, ham, bonbons, flickering desire, and more than a little wine, this collection encapsulates the holiday spirit. This is Christmas à la française-delicious, intense and unexpected, proving that nobody does Christmas like the French.

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La belleza inútil

La belleza inútil

Author: Guy de Maupassant Narrator: Chico García Release Date: 01/08/2017

Lejos de ser un audiolibro convencional, este sonolibro, basado en un relato precursor del feminismo, está dramatizado con distintas voces para cada personaje, música y efectos sonoros, proporcionando al oyente una increíble experiencia inmersiva que hace disfrutar aún más, esta historia de Guy de Maupassant."-¡Pobres mujeres!-¿Por qué las compadeces?-¿Por qué? Ponte a pensar un poco, amigo mío. ¡Once años de preñez para una mujer como ésa! ¡Qué infierno! Es la juventud entera, es toda la belleza, son las esperanzas de triunfo, todo el ideal poético de una vida brillante lo que se sacrifica a esa ley odiosa de la reproducción, que convierte a una mujer normal en una simple máquina de hacer hijos.-Y ¿qué le vas a hacer?  ¡Es la Naturaleza!"

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Bel Ami

Bel Ami

Author: Guy De Maupassant, Guy de Maupassant Narrator: Pedro Lanzas Release Date: 01/08/2017

La traducción del  título en inglés es bastante elocuente:  Historia de un sinvergüenza.George Duroy está dispuesto, caiga quien caiga y le cueste lo que le cueste, a ser alguien importante. En su concepto de moralidad, cualquier medio es aceptable para conseguir el fin propuesto. Las convenciones sociales no están hechas para él.Acaba de llegar a París, sin un céntimo, pero sabe que gusta a las mujeres y está decidido a utilizarlas de la forma que haga falta en su camino al éxito.A través de su nuevo trabajo en el períodico La vie française conocerá a Madeleine Forestier y a Clotilde de Marelle, las dos mujeres que cambiarán radicalmente su vida.La rica variedad de la galeria de personajes que rodean a Georges Duroy meterán al oyente de lleno en la trama de este Audiolibro, que no deben perderse, ya que estamos seguros que lo disfrutarán.

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Theatre Royal - The Country of the Blind & Little Louise : Episode 7

Theatre Royal - The Country of the Blind & Little Louise : Episode 7

Author: Guy De Maupassant, Guy de Maupassant, H.G. Wells Narrator: Laurence Olivier Release Date: 01/05/2017

Theatre Royal. The very name summons up something of grandeur and eloquence. And it was. Hosted by Laurence Olivier, these big-name productions also included the creme de la creme of acting talents from John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, and Orson Welles to Trevor Howard, Michael Redgrave and Olivier himself. They were based on works by the worlds' leading authors, among them Charles Dickens, Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Anton Chekhov. These are but a few of whose company we shall be keeping as we raise the curtain on our first instalment of theatrical history.

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Classic Ghost Stories

Classic Ghost Stories

These five chilling tales make perfect night time listening - and, for the fearful, can be heard in a group, rather than experienced as solo bedtime reading. Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, W. L. George, A. M. Burrage, and Guy de Maupassant provide the terrifying text; Ian Holm and Julie Peasgood provide the spoken spooks.

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9 french short stories by Guy de Maupassant

9 french short stories by Guy de Maupassant

Author: Guy De Maupassant, Guy de Maupassant Narrator: Paul Edwards Release Date: 01/12/2016

Guy de Maupassant was an absolute master of the short story genre, delighting in clever plotting, concise style, and efficient storytelling, which he used to produce stunning pieces in a very condensed format. Maupassant specialized in realism, with its sharp criticism of lower human nature and society, and fantastic, although his ventures in the supernatural are often used as an implicit symptom of the protagonists' troubled minds - he was absolutely fascinated with psychiatry, which was nascent at the time. He produced more than 300 short stories; we selected for you 9 of the most bizarre, influent, humorous or plain shocking, from chilling horror story to playful essay on the virtue of the male mustache, through moral tale and venture in the mysteries of the unexplained. Enjoy 9 of Maupassant's best short stories: The Englishman of Etretat, The Mustache, A Mother of Monsters, A Portrait, A Widow, Madame Baptiste, The Drunkard, Magnetism, An Uncomfortable Bed.

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A la feuille de rose

A la feuille de rose

Author: Guy De Maupassant, Guy de Maupassant Narrator: Caroline Tassin, Charlie D'Autun, Rémi Moll Release Date: 01/12/2016

Guy de Maupassant est un auteur majeur, dont la marque sur la littérature française est indélébile. Ce qu'on connaît moins de lui... c'est son côté lubrique, pourtant très drôle. "A la feuille de rose, maison turque" est une farce grivoise, entre blague érotique et comédie de moeurs. Cette pièce de théâtre se déroule dans une maison close. Un jeune couple de bourgeois provinciaux s'imagine pouvoir passer sa nuit de noces dans un hôtel tranquille. Mal leur en prend ; il s'agit en fait d'un lupanar de la pire espèce. Le maître des lieux va faire tout ce qui est en son pouvoir pour les rouler... et faire découvrir des plaisirs insoupçonnés à Madame. "A la feuille de rose" n'était pas destinée à la publication, seulement à une représentation, et réservée à un sérail prestigieux : Flaubert, Zola, Huysmans, Tourgueniev, Goncourt... lequel fut passablement outré. Les rôles étaient tous tenus par des hommes, Maupassant lui-même faisant la fille de joie, et Octave Mirbeau le mari ; les invitations s'adressaient aux "hommes au-dessus de vingt ans et aux femmes préalablement déflorées".

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9 french short stories by Guy de Maupassant

9 french short stories by Guy de Maupassant

Author: Guy De Maupassant, Guy de Maupassant Narrator: Paul Edwards Release Date: 01/03/2016

Guy de Maupassant was an absolute master of the short story genre, delighting in clever plotting, concise style, and efficient storytelling, which he used to produce stunning pieces in a very condensed format. Maupassant specialized in realism, with its sharp criticism of lower human nature and society, and fantastic, although his ventures in the supernatural are often used as an implicit symptom of the protagonists' troubled minds - he was absolutely fascinated with psychiatry, which was nascent at the time. He produced more than 300 short stories; we selected for you 9 of the most bizarre, influent, humorous or plain shocking, from chilling horror story to playful essay on the virtue of the male mustache, through moral tale and venture in the mysteries of the unexplained. Enjoy 9 of Maupassant's best short stories : The Englishman of Etretat, The Mustache, A Mother of Monsters, A Portrait, A Widow, Madame Baptiste, The Drunkard, Magnetism, An Uncomfortable Bed.

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The Horla

The Horla

Author: Guy De Maupassant, Guy de Maupassant Narrator: Cathy Dobson Release Date: 01/03/2016

Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893), a French author, was one of the most influential short story writers of the 19th century. 'Le Horla' is a truly terrifying story of a man, told through the pages of his diary, who is under the malign influence of some strange, invisible, parasitic being which saps his life energy. De Maupassant's clear, pragmatic language contrasts eerily with the ghastly and macabre narrative and draws the listener into the sheer terror of the situation.

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12 contes de Maupassant

12 contes de Maupassant

Author: Guy De Maupassant, Guy de Maupassant Narrator: Fabienne Prost Release Date: 01/12/2014

Maupassant reste un auteur majeur de la littérature française dont l'influence ne s'est jamais démentie. Notre sélection de nouvelles sont autant de tableaux de mœurs, vivants témoignages intemporels des hommes, des femmes, de leurs vies et de leurs tourments, de leurs passions et de leurs travers. Voici les douze nouvelles de notre sélection  : Le vengeur, L'homme de Mars, Lettre d'un fou, Sauvée, Rose, La serre, L'attente, La dot, Julie Romain, Rosalie prudent, Mme Parisse, Regrets. Maupassant a passé son enfance en Normandie où il rencontre Flaubert, ami de la famille, qui devient son maître spirituel. Après la guerre de 1870, dont l'épreuve de l'horreur garde une place centrale dans son œuvre, Maupassant côtoie avec son ami Flaubert les salons littéraires parisiens. Sa première publication, 'Boule de suif', est un succès. Mais, atteint par la syphilis, il sait qu'il a peu de temps à vivre et c'est dans l'urgence qu'il écrit des romans comme 'Une vie', 'Bel ami' et surtout de nombreuses nouvelles, art dont il devient un maître. Son œuvre, d'abord tableau de mœurs ironiques, porte, à mesure que la folie le ronge, une véritable noirceur. Ses derniers écrits fantastiques comme 'Le Horla' témoignent de l'emprise de la mort sur son esprit. Il tente de se suicider en 1892 mais c'est l'année suivante qu'il s'éteint, vaincu par la maladie.

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La Gordinflona (Boule de Suif)

La Gordinflona (Boule de Suif)

Author: Guy De Maupassant, Guy de Maupassant Narrator: RUMI Productions LLC Release Date: 01/09/2014

La Gordinflona es la historia de una prostituta francesa. Guy de Maupassant utiliza la imagen de esta mujer como representación del pueblo francés, sin títulos ni dinero, engañados por la clase dirigente, derrotados. Son ellos quienes sufren las verdaderas consecuencias de la guerra. Boule de Suif (o La Gordinflona) nos presenta también la hipocresía de las clases acomodadas de la época, más interesadas en su propio beneficio que en el de Francia. La Gordinflona fue reconocida como una gran obra debido a su detalle y realismo. Boule de Suif is the story of a French prostitute. Guy de Maupassant uses this woman, Boule de Suif, to represent the common people of France, those with no title or money, who were deceived by their leaders, defeated in the war; the people who suffer the true consequences of a war. Boule de Suif also presents the hypocrisy of the rich, more interested in their own benefice than that of France. Boule de Suif is considered a great piece of work due to the detail and realism used by de Maupassant.

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