Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, W. L. George, A. M. Burrage & Guy de Maupassant These five chilling tales make perfect night time listening - and, for the fearful, can be heard in a group, rather than experienced as solo bedtime reading. Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, W. L. George, A. M. Burrage, and Guy de Maupassant provide the terrifying text; Ian Holm and Julie Peasgood provide the spoken spooks.
Guy de Maupassant A beautiful woman imagines she is married below her station. In an effort to make her happy, her husband brings home an invitation to a ball attended by the upper crust of Paris society. To his chagrin, she is only disappointed, and explains she has nothing to wear to the ball. The husband sacrifices his savings to buy her a dress. She has no jewelry, but she has a wealthy friend who will lend her a beautiful accoutrement to accompany the beautiful dress. She dances madly, drunk with pleasure: her time has come. She is the belle of the ball. It is the happiest night of her life, until they arrive at home and the necklace is missing…
Guy de Maupassant Invited to a ball at the Ministry of Public Instruction where her husband works, Mathilde is in despair about how to look the part. She manages to persuade her husband to give her 400 francs for a new dress. But she also would like some jewellery to complete the outfit. Although their budget cannot stretch to this, Mathilde is able to borrow a diamond necklace from an old schoolfriend who is wealthy. But while she dazzles everyone at the ball, disaster is waiting in the wings...
Stephen Jones - editor, Henry James, Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Rudyard Kipling, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, Guy de Maupassant, Ambrose Bierce & Arthur Conan Doyle H. P. Lovecraft is arguably the most important horror writer of the 20th century. Culled from his 1927 essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature”, Lovecraft acknowledges those authors and stories that he feels are the very finest the horror field has to offer, including Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, Guy de Maupassant, Ambrose Bierce, and Arthur Conan Doyle. This chilling collection includes 20 works, each prefaced by Lovecraft's own opinions and insights in each author’s work, as well as Henry James’ wonderfully atmospheric short novel, The Turn of the Screw. For every fan of modern horror, here is an opportunity to rediscover the origins of the genre with some of most terrifying stories ever imagined.
E. T. A. Hoffman, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Charles Dickens, Joseph Sheridan LeFanu, Ambrose Bierce, Elizabeth Gaskill, Frank Stockton & Guy de Maupassant Some of the greatest ghost stories of all time, here to send chills down your spine. This second collection of the world's best ghost stories includes:
"The Hall Bedroom" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman "The Story of the Bagman's Uncle" and "The Haunted House" by Charles Dickens "The Familiar" by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu "Stacy Fleming's Hallucinaton" and "An Inhabitant of Carcosa" by Ambrose Bierce "The Old Nurse's Story" by Elizabeth Gaskill "The Philosophy of Relative Existences" by Frank Stockton "The Phantom Hag" by Guy de Maupassant "The Doll's Ghost" by F. Marion Crawford "Hertford O'Donnell's Warning" by Charlotte Riddell "Ghost Story" by E.T. Hoffman "A Ghost Story" by Mark Twain "The Canterville Ghost" by Oscar Wilde "The Phantom Woman", "The Spectre Bride", and "The Old Mansion", all three by anonymous
Guy de Maupassant Guy de Maupassant is considered one of the fathers of the modern short story as well as one of the form's finest writers. His stories are characterized by their economy of style and efficient, seemingly effortless dénouements. This collectin features 21 of his best stories. Titles are:"Ephiphany," "Boule de Suif,""Countess Satan," "Consideration," "Diary of a Madman,""A Piece of String," "Growing Old," "The Sequal to a Divorce,""How He Got the Legion of Honor,""The False Jewels,""Love's Awakening," "The Horla," "In the Moonlight," "Madamemoiselle Fifi,""Useless Beauty," "The Wolf," "An Unfortunate Likeness,""Waiter: a Bock,""The Hole," "The Necklace," "The Signal".
Guy de Maupassant, W. W. Jacobs, Edgar Allan Poe & Clay Graham From her crackling fireplace, the perfect setting for a good scary story, Mrs. P shares some of her favorite tales of mystery and the macabre with her own special spooky introductions. Enjoy these terrifying tales: "The Hand", "The Monkey's Paw", and "The Tell Tale Heart". (Bonus material written by Clay Graham.)
Guy de Maupassant A withered, shriveled, severed human hand is kept chained in a corner. The "owner" of this morbid trophy always keeps three loaded revolvers in the same room. Nothing seems too suspicious until the hand is mysteriously reclaimed.
Guy de Maupassant Une vie, premier roman de Guy de Maupassant publié en 1833, nous raconte le destin de Jeanne, jeune aristocrate issue d'une famille de hobereaux normands, sortie pleine d'illusions de ses cinq années au couvent. Cette histoire relate les étapes successives de sa déchéance : de ses désirs contrariés aux premières désillusions, jusqu'au vide et au néant. Une peinture lucide d'un gâchis dont on cherche en vain le ou les responsables ; mais Jeanne n'aura même pas, comme ses sœurs romanesques Thérèse Raquin, Emma Bovary ou Gervaise, la revanche de l'héroïsme.
La maîtrise du jeu d'Anny Duperey reflète une noirceur absolue, marque de la modernité de Maupassant.
Guy de Maupassant Guy de Maupassant, (1850 - 1893), a native of Normandy, wrote in a bold and vigorous style that moves inexorably along clear plot lines. He had an astonishing capacity for creating believable characters, and he wasted little ink in putting his stories in motion. Maupassant was a master of "le mot juste", waiting until the perfect word came to him before setting his thoughts to paper. He was one of the first truly modern writers, and today his stories still resonate with enthusiasm and originality. In "Boule de Suif", set during the Franco-Prussian war, a group of French citizens attempt to flee Paris, but are detained in a small town unexpectedly by a Prussian officer who is attracted to Boule de Suif, a woman of ill repute. The attraction is not mutual and the Prussian obstinately keeps everyone at the inn. The basic instincts of clergy, middle class, and aristocrat are forced into the open as they plot their escape. In "At Sea", two brothers become entangled with the elements and greed aboard a fishing vessel. In "An Old Man", a self-centered old man carefully keeps tab of how other residents at his retirement home die. In "The Piece of String", when suspicion falls on a villager, he discovers that reputation weighs more heavily than fact. "Rust" is a very amusing tale of a hunter who falls in love only to discover a certain problem.
Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, F. Marion Crawford, Guy de Maupassant, Sheridan Le Fanu, O. Henry, Saki, Rudyard Kipling, P. C. Wren & Vincent O'Sullivan Here is a collection of spine-tingling ghost stories, read by Richard Pasco.
Featuring: The Judge’s House by Bram Stoker Dracula’s Guest by Bram Stoker To Be Taken with a Grain of Salt by Charles Dickens The Upper Berth by F. Marion Crawford Who Knows? by Guy de Maupassant Narrative of the Ghost of a Hand by Sheridan Le Fanu The Furnished Room by O. Henry The Open Window by Saki My Own True Ghost Story by Rudyard Kipling Called by P.C. Wren When I was Dead by Vincent O’Sullivan.
Guy de Maupassant L'histoire, inspirée d'un fait divers, se déroule pendant la guerre de 1870 : dix personnes fuyant Rouen envahi par les Prussiens ont pris place dans une diligence. Parmi elles, Elisabeth Rousset, une prostituée surnommée Boule de suif à cause de son embonpoint, se donnera à un officier prussien pour sauver les autres voyageurs qui pourtant la méprisent.
Leo Tolstoy, Alexander Poushkin, Gustave Flaubert, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Guy de Maupassant & François Coppé No one plumbs deeper depths of the psyche than French and Russian authors. This second wide-ranging collection of 19th-century literary masterworks, presented in their entirety, not only entertains, but provides insight into 19th-century mores and the mysteries of human nature. This second collection contains works by some of the most famous names in French and Russian literature and includes:
"Where Love Is, There God is Also" by Leo Tolstoy
"The Queen of Spades" by Alexander Poushkin
"A Simple Soul" by Gustave Flaubert
"The Peasant Mare" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
"The Dream of a Ridiculous Man" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
"Boule de Souif" by Guy de Maupassant
"The Hole" by Guy de Maupassant
"How Much Land Does a Man Need?" by Leo Tolstoy
"A Piece of Bread" by Francois Coppe
"The Blizzard" by Alexander Poushkin
"How He Got the Legion of Honor" by Guy de Maupassant
"Waiter, A Bock" by Guy de Maupassant
Guy de Maupassant Les contes de la Bécasse sont un recueil de dix-sept nouvelles, où l'auteur met en scène ses contemporains avec humour et férocité. Du cochon de Morin au Menuet, jouant sur différents registres, d'un milieu à un autre, Guy de Maupassant pose un regard parfois tendre, parfois ironique sur les grandeurs et les misères de son temps.
Guy de Maupassant Guy De Maupassant is considered one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of the form's finest exponents. The story "Boule de Suif", written in 1880, is his masterpiece. A protege of Flaubert, Maupassant's stories are characterized by their economy of style and efficient, effortless dénouements. 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 authored some 300 short stories.
Guy de Maupassant L'histoire d'un illustre inconnu qui, à force d'opportunisme, d'arrivisme et de culot, parvient à conquérir la capitale, à se faire un nom et une place. Une fresque des mœurs parisiennes où règnent l'ambition, l'ambiguïté sexuelle des discours et la décadence amoureuse au XIXème siècle.
Robert Louis Stevenson, Guy de Maupassant, Ambrose Bierce, Fitz-James O'Brien & F. Marion Crawford Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is one of the best tales of the macabre ever written. It is presented here in its entirety, along with eight other incredible tales, including:
"The Wolf" by Guy de Maupassant
"The Boarded Window" by Ambrose Bierce
"The Horla" by Guy de Maupassant
"What Was It?" by Fitz-James O'Brien
"The Judge's House" by Bram Stoker
"History of the Young Man with Spectacles" by Arthur Machen
"The Wondersmith" by Fitz-James O'Brien
"The Upper Berth" by F. Marion Crawford
Guy de Maupassant Maupassant reste un auteur majeur de la littérature française dont l'influence ne s'est jamais démentie. Les nouvelles sont autant de tableaux de mœurs, vivants témoignages intemporels des hommes, des femmes, de leurs vies et de leurs tourments, de leurs passions et de leurs travers.
Voici les douze nouvelles de notre sélection :
Le vengeur ;
L'homme de Mars ;
Lettre d'un fou ;
La serre ;
La dot ;
Julie Romain ;
Rosalie prudent ;
Mme Parisse ;
Maupassant a passé son enfance en Normandie où il rencontre Flaubert, ami de la famille, qui devient son maître spirituel. Après la guerre de 1870, dont l'épreuve de l'horreur garde une place centrale dans son œuvre, Maupassant côtoie avec son ami Flaubert les salons littéraires parisiens. Sa première publication,
Boule de suif, est un succès. Mais, atteint par la syphilis, il sait qu'il a peu de temps à vivre et c'est dans l'urgence qu'il écrit des romans comme
Bel ami et surtout de nombreuses nouvelles, art dont il devient un maître. Son œuvre, d'abord tableau de mœurs ironiques, porte, à mesure que la folie le ronge, une véritable noirceur. Ses derniers écrits fantastiques comme
Le Horla témoignent de l'emprise de la mort sur son esprit. Il tente de se suicider en 1892 mais c'est l'année suivante qu'il s'éteint, vaincu par la maladie.
Guy de Maupassant, Anton Chekhov & Thomas Mann Selections include: "The Duel" and "The Umbrella" by Guy de Maupasssant; "The Schartz-Metterklume Method", "The Open Window", and "The Story Teller" by Saki; "The Scandal Monger" and "Verochka" by Anton Chekhov; and "The Wardrobe" by Thomas Mann.
Theatre Royal, Honoré de Balzac, Guy de Maupassant & Jules Romains Fully restored and remastered, Heritage Media presents the greatest of vintage artists in classic dramas from the literature of France. Here is the legendary Laurence Olivier starring in ‘Little Louise’, adapted from the original tale by Guy de Maupassant and Robert Morley starring in 'Doctor Knock' adapted from the original tale by Jules Romains.
Theatre Royal is a unique series of classic radio dramas produced in the 1950s by the late Harry Alan Towers. Starring the leading theatre artists of the day it is the only series of radio dramas in which Laurence Olivier ever appeared. He was joined by Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Orson Welles, Robert Morley, John Mills, Michael Redgrave, Trevor Howard, Robert Donut, Alec Guinness and Margaret Lockwood.
Over the Years, Theatre Royal has received a glittering array of accolades, including: “vivid, tense, and compressed.”( Classic radio)
“Craft, like character, ages well.”(Daily Telegraph)
“Great fun to listen to and, as radio history, they are unsurpassed.” (Sunday Telegraph)
“Voices like these justify the Golden Days tag. We won't hear their like again.” (Sunday Times)
“A must for archive fans. The excitement of vintage radio drama with strong storylines.” (Radio Times.)
Guy de Maupassant Maupassant is hailed as one of the greatest masters of the short story. This collection focuses upon the land he knew and loved so well - Normandy. Its people and its countryside are portrayed here in vivid color and with great warmth. Amusing, saucy, and sometimes even farcical they may be, but they are also capable of great pathos, often branching off to end tragically. It is this skilful and affecting blend of tragedy and comedy, of tears and laughter, which make Maupassant's Normandy Stories the enduring favorites they are today.
Anton Chekhov, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Willa Cather, James Joyce, Guy de Maupassant & William Shakespeare The world-class writers featured in this collection are adept at conjuring the depth of passion that surrounds all stories of love and loss. The short story form is perfect for capturing the uplift and dizzying heights that accompany a new object of affection, as well as the queasy unease and bottomless longing of lost loves.
Includes: "The Lady with the Dog" by Anton Chekhov; "Love Sonnets" by William Shakespeare; "Rappuccini's Daughter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne; "The Piazza" by Herman Melville; "Coming, Aphrodite!" by Willa Cather; and "The Dead" by James Joyce.
Ambrose Bierce, Guy de Maupassant, Robert Louis Stevenson & W. W. Jacobs El miedo es una de las sensaciones más intensas que puede sentir el hombre. Desde las épocas más remotas, las historias de terror le permitieron poner bajo control sus emociones más profundas. Situaciones que sobrepasan las leyes naturales, fenómenos desconocidos, fuerzas ocultas, seres imaginarios o reales, pero siempre enigmáticos, siempre monstruosos. Porque la incertidumbre es atractiva, el relato de horror genera nuevos sentimientos, y devela luces allí donde sólo habitan las sombras. Cuatro obras maestras del género se dan cita y, de la mano del extraño bibliotecario, desenredan la madeja de lo incomprensible, lo ajeno a la vida cotidiana. “La Pata de Mono” de W.W. Jacobs, descubre, a través de un talismán, el peligro de jugar con el destino. “El Horla” de Guy de Maruppassant, nos invita a un paseo por las praderas de la locura y la muerte. “El Usurpador de Cadáveres”, de Robert Louis Stevenson, devela el costado más aterrador de la muerte. “Al otro lado de la pared” de Ambrose Bierce, atraviesa los muros de la realidad para entrar en contacto con los misterios del espíritu.La alta calidad de los efectos de sonido, la soberbia musicalización y las magníficas actuaciones son el motivo necesario para dejarse llevar por el sentimiento primigenio e insertarse de lleno en las Historias de Terror.
Guy de Maupassant A delightful collection of 10 of Guy de Maupassant's most famous tales: "The Parrot""The Love of Long Ago""Mademoiselle Fifi""Miss Harriet""An Uncomfortable Bed""A Queer Night in Paris""My Uncle Jules""The Piece of String""The Necklace""Found on a Drowned Man"
Guy de Maupassant A gentleman enjoying the morning over the River Seine waves to a steamer, and the nightmare begins. He believes he may be going insane, but then he begins to feel there is an entity that he cannot see invading his mind and his home. The entity is perhaps an invader from another world. Guy de Maupassant's tale of classic horror will enthrall you.
Guy de Maupassant A vague jealousy, one of those dormant jealousies which grow up between brothers or sisters and slowly ripen till they burst, on the occasion of a marriage perhaps, or of some good fortune happening to one of them, kept them on the alert in a sort of brotherly and non-aggressive animosity. They were fond of each other, it is true, but they watched each other. Pierre, five years old when Jean was born, had looked with the eyes of a little petted animal at that other little animal which had suddenly come to lie in his father's and mother's arms and to be loved and fondled by them.
Jean, from his birth, had always been a pattern of sweetness, gentleness, and good temper, and Pierre had by degrees begun to chafe at everlastingly hearing the praises of this great lad, whose sweetness in his eyes was indolence, whose gentleness was stupidity, and whose kindliness was blindness. His parents, whose dream for their sons was some respectable and undistinguished calling, blamed him for so often changing his mind, for his fits of enthusiasm, his abortive beginnings, and all his ineffectual impulses towards generous ideas and the liberal professions. Since he had grown to manhood they no longer said in so many words: "Look at Jean and follow his example," but every time he heard them say "Jean did this - Jean does that," he understood their meaning and the hint the words conveyed.
Guy de Maupassant Jens Wawrczeck, Sprecher von den 'Drei Fragezeichen', liest "Die Nacht" von Guy de Maupassant. Seit langer Zeit wieder ein gemeinsames Projekt der Sprecher von den 'Drei Fragezeichen': Drei Stimmen + Drei Autoren + Drei Musiker = Drei Geschichten. Unter diesem Motto ist die erste gemeinsame CD von Andreas Fröhlich, Oliver Rohrbeck und Jens Wawrczeck bei dem Label "Lauscherlounge" entstanden. Die Sprecher der Kulthörspielserie "Die drei Fragezeichen" präsentieren auf dem Tonträger jeweils einzeln ihre favorisierte Gruselgeschichte. Dazu hat jeder der Drei unter eigener Regie und in Zusammenarbeit mit einem Musiker ein Soundkonzept für seine Erzählung entwickelt und ihr somit seine ganz persönliche Note verliehen. Dieses Arrangement aus Lesung, musikalischer Untermalung und einzigartiger Geräuschkulisse zieht die Hörer vollends in den Bann der Geschichten von Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce und Guy de Maupassant.
Guy de Maupassant Nouvelle fantastique de Guy de Maupassant.
Le narrateur habite une belle demeure en bord de Seine. Sa vie s'écoule, sereine, semblable aux bateaux qui défilent devant ses fenêtres. Mais il semble gagné peu à peu par une maladie étrange... Est-ce seulement la solitude qui pèse sur son âme ? Est-il en train de sombrer dans la folie ? Y a-t-il réellement un être invisible qui rôde autour de lui ?
Guy de Maupassant Summary of the Complete Original Short Stories, Volume III by Guy de Maupassant
Guy de Maupassant is widely regarded as the father of the modern short story. As his 13 volumes of short stories attest, he was a prolific writer of this form. He had a simple, efficient style of writing and, like Anton Chekhov, found inspiration for his stories in the daily lives of humans, which often reveal our darker nature. Many of his works also centred on the Franco-Prussian War, in which he served.
Guy de Maupassant An invisible alien parasite slowly takes over the penetrating mind of a French nobleman. He slowly loses control over his thoughts, his words, and his deeds. Is it insanity? Or is it the Horla?
Arthur Conan Doyle, Guy de Maupassant, Kenneth Grahame, D. H. Lawrence, Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins & Stacy Aumonier Fifty great classic short stories selected from the works of the best writers of the last century. "Juxtapositions", by Stacy Aumonier"The Misogynist", by Henry Prothero"Lost in a Pyramid", by Louisa May Alcott"An Egyptian Cigarette" by Kate Chopin"The Roman Road", by Kenneth Grahame"The Mark of the Beast", by Rudyard Kipling"My Adventure in Norfolk", by A. J. Alan"Gabriel-Ernest", by Saki"The Mother Stone", by John Galsworthy"The Egg", by Sherwood Anderson"Rats", by M. R. James"The Ring of Thoth", by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle"The Ship That Saw a Ghost", by Frank Norris"The Brothers", by Stacy Aumonier"The Girl Who Was Tired of Love", by Leonard Merrick"The Idiot", by Arnold Bennet"Found on a Drowned Man", by Guy de Maupassant"An Undergraduate’s Aunt", by F. Anstey"H2 etc.", by A. J. Alan"The Wolf", by Guy de Maupassant"The Black Cat", by Edgar Allan Poe"The Chaplet", by Saki"The Grey Parrot", by W. W. Jacobs"The One Million Pound Banknote", by Mark Twain"Major Namby", by Wilkie Collins"Blackmail", by John Galsworthy"A Lucky Number", by S. B. Haleand other stories
Guy de Maupassant Guy de Maupassant is widely regarded as the father of the modern short story. As his 13 volumes of short stories attest, he was a prolific writer of this form. He had a simple, efficient style of writing and, like Anton Chekhov, found inspiration for his stories in the day-to-day lives of characters, in which their hidden natures are often revealed. Many of his works also centerd on the Franco-Prussian War, in which he served.
Guy de Maupassant Mathilde Loisel, the lowly born wife of a clerk, has always felt she was meant for greater things. She imagines beautiful gowns, glittering parties, a home of opulence, and a life of comfort. Her only wish is to be flattered and admired, and she is miserable that she will never know that life.
But out of the blue, her husband comes home with an invitation to a ball. She buys a new dress but mourns her lack of jewels. But wait! She has a wealthy friend who will lend her something for the evening, and she selects a beautiful diamond necklace as her only adornment. The evening is a success. She is the center of attention, and she's achieved her greatest ambition. Then calamity strikes.
Guy de Maupassant's heroine, looking back on her life after that fateful night, muses, "How strange and changeful is life! How small a thing is needed to make or ruin us!"
Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, Edna St. Vincent Milay, Guy de Maupassant, John Gregory Betancourt, Jacqueline Lichtenberg & K. Anderson Yancy SonicMovies are premium audios with strong vocal performances enhanced by music and sound effects to such an extent that they sound like movies.
In this collection:
1. "Arthur Jermyn" by H. P. Lovecraft 2. "Full Circle: The Pied Piper Returns" by K. Anderson Yancy 3. "The Little Ghost" by Edna St. Vincent Milay 4. "Shadow: A Parable" by Edgar Allan Poe 5. "Metzengerstein" by Edgar Allan Poe 6. "The Duke of Demolition Goes to Hell" by K. Anderson Yancy, adapted from the short story by John Gregory Betancourt 7. "The Pit and the Pendulum" by Edgar Allan Poe 8. "The Statement of Randolph Carter" by H. P. Lovecraft 9. "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe 10. "The Wedding Dress" by K. Anderson Yancy, adapted from the short story by Jacqueline Sewald 11. "Gaia - The Samurai and the Swastika: A Conspiracy Theory" by K. Anderson Yancy 12. "The Terror" by Guy De Maupassant 13. "Dagon" by H. P. Lovecraft
Guy de Maupassant Guy de Maupassant was an absolute master of the short story genre, delighting in clever plotting, concise style, and efficient storytelling, which he used to produce stunning pieces in a very condensed format. Maupassant specialized in realism, with its sharp criticism of lower human nature and society, and fantastic, although his ventures in the supernatural are often used as an implicit symptom of the protagonists' troubled minds - he was absolutely fascinated with psychiatry, which was nascent at the time.
He produced more than 300 short stories; these six are a dive into the thrilling world of Maupassant. This audiobook contains:
The Man with the Pale Eyes;
An Uncomfortable Bed;
Guy de Maupassant, Alphonse Daudet, Irène Némirovsky, Dominique Fabre & Jean-Philippe Blondel A continuation of the popular Very Christmas Series, this collection brings together the best French Christmas stories of all time in an elegant and vibrant collection featuring classics by Guy de Maupassant and Alphonse Daudet, plus stories by the esteemed 20th-century author Irène Némirovsky and contemporary writers Dominique Fabre and Jean-Philippe Blondel.
With a holiday spirit conveyed through sparkling Paris streets, opulent feasts, wandering orphans, kindly monks, homesick soldiers, oysters, crayfish, ham, bonbons, flickering desire, and more than a little wine, this collection encapsulates the holiday spirit. This is Christmas à la française - delicious, intense, and unexpected, proving that nobody does Christmas like the French.
Guy de Maupassant Guy de Maupassant is widely regarded as the father of the modern short story. As his 13 volumes of short stories attest, he was a prolific writer of this form. He had a simple, efficient style of writing and, like Anton Chekhov, found inspiration for his stories in the daily lives of humans, which often reveal our darker nature. His years of service in the Franco-Prussian War provided him with rich material for his work.
M. R. James, Eric Stanislaus Stenbock, Bram Stoker, Julian Hawthorne, Mary E. Braddon, E. F. Benson & Guy de Maupassant A terrifying collection of classic Victorian short stories about ghosts, werewolves and vampires.
The Wolf Book by Henry Chapman Mercer
Number Ninety by B. M. Croker
Ken's Mystery by Julian Hawthorne
The Piano Next Door by Elia W. Peattie
The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains by Frederick Marryat
The Horla by Guy de Maupassant
Absolute Evil by Julian Hawthorne
Mrs. Amworth by E. F. Benson
The Ghost Club by John Kendrick Bangs
A Pastoral Horror by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Ghost at the Blue Dragon by William J. Wintle
The Death of Halpin Frayser by Ambrose Bierce
The Other Side by Count Eric Stanislaus Stenbock
Good Lady Ducayne by Mary E. Braddon
The Dolls' Castle by Henry Chapman Mercer
The Mark of the Beast by Rudyard Kipling
Count Magnus by M. R. James
The Wolf by Guy de Maupassant
The Sad Story of a Vampire by Count Eric Stanislaus Stenbock
To Let by B. M. Croker
The Striding Place by Gertrude Atherton
The White Dog by Fedor Sologub
Will by Vincent O'Sullivan
The Cold Embrace by Mary E. Braddon
The Diary of Mr. Poynter by M. R. James
Dracula's Guest by Bram Stoker
The Black Dog by Stephen Crane
The Devil of the Marsh by H. B. Marriott-Watson
Room Number Ten by Bessie Kyffin-Taylor
Pomegranate Seed by Edith Wharton...and more spinechilling tales....
Guy de Maupassant This is a story from the Normandy Stories collection.
Maupassant is hailed as one of the greatest masters of the short story. This collection focuses upon the land he knew and loved so well - Normandy. Its people and its countryside are portrayed here in vivid color and with great warmth. Amusing, saucy, and sometimes even farcical they may be, but they are also capable of great pathos, often branching off to end tragically. It is this skilful and affecting blend of tragedy and comedy, of tears and laughter, which make Maupassant's Normandy Stories the enduring favorites they are today.
Guy de Maupassant A lesson on the power of vanity, "The Necklace" tells the story of Madame Mathilde Loisel and her husband. Mathilde always imagined herself as a socialite with beautiful gowns and wonderful jewels. Her husband, however, is a lowly clerk and the two have little money. Desperate to attend an important party, she borrows a friend's diamond necklace to match the dress her husband bought for her. But when Mathilde loses the expensive jewels, she nearly destroys her life in an effort to pay back the debt.
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Alexandre Dumas, Washington Irving, Guy de Maupassant, Charles Dickens & Bram Stoker Magistral recopilación de cinco cuentos de misterio y terror, tan verosímiles que podrían ser reales. Historias de misterio y terror de grandes escritores que han fascinado a niños y a adultos a lo largo de todas las épocas.
Cuentos cargados de suspenso que mantendrán al oyente cultivo y expectante minuto a minuo. Incluye: "Historia de un muerto contada por él mismo" (Alejandro Dumas), "El diablo y Tom Walker" (Washington Irving), "El miedo" (Guy de Maupassant), "El Guardavía" (Charles Dickens), y "La casa del juez" (Bram Stoker).
Guy de Maupassant "The Horla" is the chilling tale of one man's descent into madness. Maupassant established a reputation in France as an absolute master of the short story, before himself succumbing to the mental illness that ravaged his later life.
This story is the terrifying tale of an invisible vampire, told by a narrator himself on the brink of insanity, and written by a master of the macabre clearly at the peak of his powers. Maupassant's gothic tales directly influenced those of Ambrose Bierce and H. P. Lovecraft, and remain chillingly unrivaled.
Guy de Maupassant Inside a hidden panel in an antique desk, a man discovers a long braid of hair. And the contemplation of this head of hair drives him mad. Do spirits really come back to inhabit the forms they left in this world?
Victor Hugo, Paul Verlaine, Joachim du Bellay, Charles Baudelaire & Guy de Maupassant "Véritable visite guidée à travers la poésie française des cinq derniers siècles le présent disque propose un florilège consacré aux animaux. De du Bellay à Bataille, en passant par La Fontaine, Florian, Hugo, Verlaine et tant d'autres, nous invitons les enfants à découvrir la poésie à travers un thème original et cher à tous. La lecture des 31 poèmes choisis a été confiée à deux grandes voix féminines : Isabelle Carré et Rachida Brakni. La voix douce et quasi enfantine d'Isabelle Carré ravira jeunes et grands. Cristalline et pénétrante, celle de Rachida Brakni séduira par sa force...
L'écoute de ces textes mis en valeur par la perfection de leur diction constitue une initiation parfaite à la poésie, un moyen pour les plus jeunes de découvrir son harmonie, ses rythmes et sa beauté. Grâce à l'accessibilité des textes retenus, à la complémentarité des voix, ce disque est destiné à un public de 6 à 14 ans en quête d'émotions poétiques."
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Jean Paul Sartre, Guy de Maupassant, Anatole France & Albert Camus Filial Sentiments of a Parricide by Marcel Proust
In this extraordinarily sensitive and penetrating psychological story, a series of letters from a family friend reveals far more than expected in hindsight.
An Incident in the Reign of Terror by Honore de Balzac
A mysterious man follows a nun to her hiding place in order to say a midnight mass.
The Wall by Jean Paul Sartre
The master of existentialism takes us on a journey into raw fear as felt by three men facing execution during the Spanish Civil War.
Omphale by Theophile Gautier
A delightful tale of a young man's unusual first love.
Father Gauchet's Elixir by Alphonse Daudet
In this hilarious tale, a remote monastery in the French countryside decides to go into the spirits business...alcoholic spirits that is.
In the Moonlight by Guy de Maupassant
When a French priest finds his niece involved in a romance, his religious obsessions threaten to erupt into violence. An epiphany intervenes.
The Procurator of Judaea by Anatole France
Set in the ancient Roman Empire, this is an intriguing conversation between two well connected Romans, one of whom is Pontius Pilate.
The Guest by Albert Camus
Set in French colonial Algiers, this is a story of how a French teacher is made to suddenly experience the fear and hostility of being an outsider in a hostile land.
The Little Bouilloux Girl by Colette
Growing to womanhood in a provincial French village is the subject of this marvelous story.
The Duel by Alexandre Dumas
The master of the adventure novel tells a tale of an unusual duel. But the ultimate victims of this affair turn out to be not only both the duelists, but a third party, as well.
The Walker-Through-Walls by Marcel Ayme
This comic tale is about a man with miraculous powers. At first, he is content to play practical jokes, then he moves on to burglary and high romance.
Guy de Maupassant Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) schlug nach Abbruch des Jurastudiums die Beamtenlaufbahn ein und begann unter Anleitung Flauberts zu schreiben. Innerhalb eines Jahrzehnts verfaßte er über zweihundertfünfzig Novellen und sechs Romane, die sich allesamt durch nüchterne Objektivität der Darstellung, universalen Desillusionismus und hohe stilistische Meisterschaft auszeichnen.
Guy de Maupassant First published in 1888 in France, this novel is usually considered Maupassant's best. It is a piercing study of jealousy and suspicion. Pierre and Jean are the sons of a retired Parisian jeweler, M. Roland, living at Le Havre. Pierre is a doctor, whose temperament is somewhat nervous and unsteady. Jean, the younger, has a placid nature and is a lawyer. Both love the widowed young Mme. Rosemilly, who seems to prefer Jean. When Jean inherits a fortune from M. Marechal, an old family friend, Pierre, who gets nothing, is puzzled, jealous, and suspicious of his mother's relationship with M. Marechal.
Guy de Maupassant Jens Wawrczeck, Sprecher von den 'Drei Fragezeichen', liest "Die Nacht" von Guy de Maupassant.
Seit langer Zeit wieder ein gemeinsames Projekt der Sprecher von den 'Drei Fragezeichen': Drei Stimmen + Drei Autoren + Drei Musiker = Drei Geschichten. Unter diesem Motto ist die erste gemeinsame CD von Andreas Fröhlich, Oliver Rohrbeck und Jens Wawrczeck bei dem Label "Lauscherlounge" entstanden. Die Sprecher der Kulthörspielserie "Die drei Fragezeichen" präsentieren auf dem Tonträger jeweils einzeln ihre favorisierte Gruselgeschichte. Dazu hat jeder der Drei unter eigener Regie und in Zusammenarbeit mit einem Musiker ein Soundkonzept für seine Erzählung entwickelt und ihr somit seine ganz persönliche Note verliehen. Dieses Arrangement aus Lesung, musikalischer Untermalung und einzigartiger Geräuschkulisse zieht die Hörer vollends in den Bann der Geschichten von Edgar Allan Poe, Ambrose Bierce und Guy de Maupassant.