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'Nowhere could she discover the dens of iniquity about which she had dreamed...'

Sparkling, darkly humorous tales of high society, playboys, courtesans, peasants, sex and savagery in nineteenth-century France, from the father of the short story.
A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin's original covers.
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Set in the Paris of society women, prostitutes and small-minded bourgeousie, and the isolated villages of rural Normandy that de Maupassant knew as a child, the thirty-three tales in this volume are among the most darkly humorous and brilliant short stories in nineteenth-century literature.

A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket-sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin's original covers.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780241260845

    May 26, 2016

    Penguin Classics

    352 pages

    RRP $17.99

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  • EBook

    9780241260869

    May 26, 2016

    Penguin eBooks (UK Adult)

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