By Guy de Maupassant
[Translated through David Coward]
In addition to the identify tale, this option of twenty-seven tales contains one in all Maupassant's most renowned stories, "The Necklace," and "Le Horla," a story with unusual parallels to the author's personal descent into insanity, in addition to many different provocative and sometimes chilling works--spanning the full variety of human experiences--from low farce, to excessive tragedy.
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