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Original Short Stories - Volume 6

Guy de Maupassant

Book Overview: 

Collection of Short Stories

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Book Excerpt: 
. . . and of pretension which displayed itself in all parts of the Grand Theatre, and one of them, Roger de Salnis, said to his companion, Bernard Grandin:

"Just look how beautiful the Comtesse de Mascaret still is."

The older man in turn looked through his opera glasses at a tall lady in a box opposite. She appeared to be still very young, and her striking beauty seemed to attract all eyes in every corner of the house. Her pale complexion, of an ivory tint, gave her the appearance of a statue, while a small diamond coronet glistened on her black hair like a streak of light.

When he had looked at her for some time, Bernard Grandin replied with a jocular accent of sincere conviction: "You may well call her beautiful!"

"How old do you think she is?"

"Wait a moment. I can tell you exactly, for I have known her si. . . Read More

Community Reviews

This volume, Maupassant's Short Stories, Volume 6, contains fifteen stories and novellas. Of these, ten stories are interesting and provide a small amount of entertainment. The remaining five are worth reading the entire volume just to run into them. A Tress of Hair is a story of the mental decli...more