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Paperback:Bel-Ami / Guy de Maupassant.:2008:[New ed.] / translated by Margaret Mauldon /with an introduction Paperback Bel-Ami / Guy de Maupassant.
Bel-Ami / Guy de Maupassant.
Author: Maupassant, Guy de, 1850-1893.
Author: Mauldon, Margaret.
Author: Lethbridge, Robert.
Publication year: 2008
Format: Paperback
Edition: [New ed.] / translated by Margaret Mauldon /with an introduction
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0199553939 9780199553938 (pbk.) :
Notes:
This ed. of this translation originally published: 2001.
This is the story of a ruthlessly ambitious young man making it to the top in fin-de-siecle Paris. It is a novel about money, sex, and power, set against the background of the politics of the French colonization of North Africa. 'His rise testifies to the decline of a whole society.' Jean-Paul Sartre Maupassant's second novel, Bel-Ami (1885) is the story of a ruthlessly ambitious young man (Georges Duroy, christened 'Bel-Ami' by his female admirers) making it to the top in fin-de-sicle Paris. It is a novel about money, sex, and power, set against the background of the politics of the French colonization of North Africa. It explores the dynamics of an urban society uncomfortably close to our own and is a devastating satire of the sleaziness of contemporary journalism. Bel-Ami enjoys the status of an authentic record of the apotheosis of bourgeois capitalism under the Third Republic. But the creative tension between its analysis of modern behaviour and its identifiably late nineteenth
Translated from the French.
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