Normandy Stories

Normandy Stories Maupassant is hailed as one of the greatest masters of the short story This collection focuses upon the land he knew and loved so wellNormandy Its people and its countryside are portrayed here in vivi

  • Title: Normandy Stories
  • Author: Guy de Maupassant Oliver Montgomery
  • ISBN: 9789626343111
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Maupassant is hailed as one of the greatest masters of the short story This collection focuses upon the land he knew and loved so wellNormandy Its people and its countryside are portrayed here in vivid colour and with great warmth Amusing, saucy, and sometimes even farcical they may be, but they are also capable of great pathos, often branching off to end tragically ItMaupassant is hailed as one of the greatest masters of the short story This collection focuses upon the land he knew and loved so well Normandy Its people and its countryside are portrayed here in vivid colour and with great warmth Amusing, saucy, and sometimes even farcical they may be, but they are also capable of great pathos, often branching off to end tragically It is this skilful and affecting blend of tragedy and comedy, of tears and laughter, which make Maupassant s Normandy Stories the enduring favourites they are today.11 stories Disc 1 In the country Pierrot A Normandy joke A cock crowed Old Boniface s crime The confession Disc 2 An apparition The little cask The castaway Bombard Master Belhomme s beast.

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    1. Minor edits to fix clunkiness 4 July 2016This bloke is a master story teller. The eleven stories in this collection are all pretty good; some are outstanding. They are economical tales of provincial life in Normandy: a rugged place, changeable, historically and culturally rich with a unique identity. de Maupassant is by turn sad and affecting, sometimes farcical, sensual, earthy even. His stories contain poignant instances of yearning and regret, mistakes made and opportunities taken or missed. [...]

    2. Stories portraying the lives and characters of French peasants and provincials - but doing so far from idealistically! I found most of the tales entertaining, sometimes saddening, but always engaging with their lively narration and vivid details, which really bring these folk to life.Comparison with other Guy de Maupassant fiction? Not for me to comment, as this is my first taste of the author! It won't be the last, however!

    3. Oliver Montgomery, NarratorAnna Breton, Translator- Unabridged- 2 CDs = 2 Hrs 38 Mins- Naxos Audiobooks- January 6, 2004Blurb - Maupassant is hailed as one of the greatest masters of the short story. This collection focuses upon the land he knew and loved so well - Normandy. Its people and its countryside are portrayed here in vivid colour and with great warmth. Amusing, saucy, and sometimes even farcical they may be, but they are also capable of great pathos, often branching off to end tragical [...]

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