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  • Author:
    Robert Lethbridge,Margaret Mauldon,Guy de Maupassant
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    Oxford University Press; 1 edition (October 15, 2008)
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    368 pages
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This Oxford World Classic version of Maupassant's masterpiece, "Bel Ami", is a complete package of historic and social context, story and glossary

Only 13 left in stock (more on the way). This Oxford World Classic version of Maupassant's masterpiece, "Bel Ami", is a complete package of historic and social context, story and glossary.

Oxford world’s classics. GUY DE MAUPASSANT was born of upper-middle-class parents in Normandy in 1850. After the failure of his parents’ marriage he lived with his mother at Étretat, a newly fashionable seaside resort.

Oxford World's Classics. Maupassant's second novel, Bel-Ami (1885) is the story of a ruthlessly ambitious young man making it to the top in fin-de-siècle. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Download books for free. Bel-Ami (tr Margaret Mauldon) (Oxford World's Classics). de Maupassant Guy. Год: 2001.

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Published September 11th 2008 by Oxford University Press. Oxford World's Classics, Paperback, 303 pages. Margaret Mauldon (Translator). ISBN: 0199553939 (ISBN13: 9780199553938).

Jean-Paul Sartre Maupassant's second novel, Bel-Ami (1885) is the story of a ruthlessly ambitious young man .

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-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. It explores the dynamics of an urban society uncomfortably close to our own and is a devastating satire of the sleaziness of contemporary journalism.

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-sihcle 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 behavior and its identifiably late nineteenth-century fabric is one of the reasons why Bel-Ami remains one of the finest French novels of its time, as well as being recognized as Maupassant's greatest achievement as a novelist.This new translation is complemented by fullest introduction and notes of any edition currently available.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

TheJonnyTest
I've read this book in French as well as English and I DO agree 100% with the other reviewers that this English translation has to be the BEST you can get. It is well worth the extra money. BRAVO! The book is SO MUCH better than the movie. Trust me! The descriptions Maupassant gives the reader are magnificent. Since the other reviewers have given better synopses of the book, I won't, but the story is about a scumbag, but you keep rooting for him despite yourself. I can't believe I just wrote that, but it's true. By all means, if you are in doubt about a wonderful translation, get this one. YOu won't be sorry! I know I wasn't, especially having read the book in French first!
Whitebinder
This Oxford World Classic version of Maupassant's masterpiece, "Bel Ami", is a complete package of historic and social context, story and glossary. The story itself has been well-reviewed by Amazon readers, so I will only briefly observe here a few salient features of the book that stood out for me.

A handsome but amoral young man (Georges Duroy) who has been endowed with an extraordinary load of pheromones, comes to Paris after military service to make his fortune. While not well educated or especially gifted with intellect, he is able to game the corrupt society of the time (circa 1884) using his looks and unfailing attraction for women of all ages and stations. His career rise comes through his ruthless manipulation of successive women, who are mostly very willingly used by Duroy, to attain professional and social standing and money. As this is a very pessimistic assessment of the French Third Republic by author Maupassant, the scoundrel not only wins in the end, but his nakedly open methods to gaining success are admired by the society that he is conquering.

This well-translated classic story is accompanied in the Oxford publication by a wonderfully complete introduction by Robert Lethridge, who provides an insightful commentary on the writer as well as explaining the social and political context for "Bel Ami." Lethridge has also compiled the helpful end notes/glossary that explain specific references in the novel.

Overall, this is a brilliant piece of writing by Maupassant, well-presented by Oxford Books. It is more than a little uncomfortable to read at times as the main character is such an unredeemable rotten egg, but the story has such power, that it's very hard to put down.
Natety
The rise and rise of a sexual opportunist in 1880's Paris. What makes the story so contemporary is that the anti-hero is both contemptible and fascinating, so while acting deplorable you are rooting for him all the way (Tony Soprano, anyone?). Also astonishing is how explicit it is in the sexual behaviour of its protagonists, perhaps not so remarkable for the French, but you would never read of such goings on with such frankness in the contemporary English novel of this period. The first half rambles a bit but is better focused in the second half and improves as it goes along. A relatively unsung masterpiece.
Tisicai
Arrived perfectly
Dalallador
Although maupassant is better known for short stories, this is his masterpiece novel reflecting amorous Parisian life at the end of 19th century.
Jelar
This book is really,really good. I am so happy that I purchased it. It holds your attention through to the end. I originally purchased this book because, being a Robert Pattinson fan, I knew he was making this movie and knew it would be out in the next year or so. Usually books are so much more detailed than the movies that are made from them so I wanted to read it before I saw the movie. This will be a great movie for Robert Pattinson, so many of us women are madly in love with him and Georges is a character who really attracts the women. I just hope Robert will never use women in real life the way Georges does in the book. It is a very exciting story. I recommend that anyone who likes the Victorian Era, and stories about people who want to get to the top. read this book. "It's great!!!"
Lestony
Ok I am guilty because I purchased the book because I read Robert Pattinson plays Georges Duroy in the film Bel Ami and am anxiously waiting for it. I really did enjoy reading the book and could not put it down and plan on reading the book again.
Good condition when I got it.