BirthdayAugust 5, 1850

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Guy de Maupassant

    Full name: Guy de Maupassant
    Also known as: Guy de Maupassant, Guy De Maupassant, Maupassant, Guy De
    Professions: French writer of multiple genres
    Nationality: French
    Occupation: Novelist, short story writer, poet

  2. Guy de Maupassant Known for

    Masculin Féminin (1966), Bel Ami (2012), A Day in the Country (1936), Chez Maupassant (2007)

  3. Guy de Maupassant Death information

    Died: Thursday, 6th of July, 1893 (Age: 42)

  4. Guy de Maupassant Biography

    Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant (French: [ɡid(ə) mopasɑ̃]; 5 August 1850 – 6 July 1893) was a popular French writer, considered one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of the form's finest exponents.Maupassant was a protégé of Flaubert and his stories are characterized by economy of style and efficient, effortless dénouements (outcomes). Many are set during the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s, describing the futility of war and the innocent civilians who, caught up in events beyond their control, are permanently changed by their experiences. He wrote some 300 short stories, six novels, three travel books, and one volume of verse. His first published story, "Boule de Suif" ("Ball of Fat", 1880), is often considered his masterpiece.

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