A PARISIAN BOURGEOIS' SUNDAYS by Guy de Maupassant

A PARISIAN BOURGEOIS' SUNDAYS

and Other Stories
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

            This handsome volume, which is expertly edited and contains a detailed and helpful Chronology, presents 15 early stories only intermittently representative of the French master’s satirical precision and psychological depth.  Of the several previously untranslated, which are almost certainly at least partially autobiographical, and some of which were subsumed into later work, only the arrestingly melodramatic “A True-Life Drama” and the harrowing conte cruel “The Donkey” are notable.  Best is the long title story, a superficial but often charming episodic arrangement of Parisian scenes and characters (including a wicked sketch of Émile Zola).  Not the best of Maupassant, but very much worth having.

Pub Date: March 19th, 1998
ISBN: 0-7206-1033-8
Page count: 176pp
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 1998




MORE BY GUY DE MAUPASSANT

FictionLIKE DEATH by Guy de Maupassant
by Guy de Maupassant
AdultTHE DARK SIDE by Guy de Maupassant
by Guy de Maupassant

SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

Fiction21 DAYS OF A NEURASTHENIC by Octave Mirbeau
by Octave Mirbeau