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Guy de Maupassant

1850 — 1893

Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant was a popular 19th-century French writer and considered one of the fathers of the modern short story. A protégé of Flaubert, Maupassant’s stories are characterized by their economy of style and efficient, effortless dénouement. Many of the stories are set during the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s and several describe the futility of war and the innocent civilians who, caught in the conflict, emerge changed. He also wrote six short novels. (source: Wikipedia)

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