A Day in the Country and Other Stories

A Day in the Country and Other Stories

CONTENTS Introduction Select Bibliography A Chronology of Guy de Maupassant A Day in the Country and Other Stories Out on the River Simon's Dad Family Life A Farm Girl's Story A Day in the Country Marroca Country Living Riding Out A ...

Author: Guy de Maupassant

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191606007

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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This selection of twenty-seven stories shows Maupassant at his comic, cruel, and brilliant best. In addition to the poignant title story, it includes one of the most famous tales ever written, The Necklace , and Le Horla, an account of a disintegrating personality that chillingly parallels the author's own decline into madness. All the stories demonstrate his genius for invention and his ability to write unblinkingly about the absurdity of the human condition, supporting Henry James' claim that in the annals of story-telling, Maupassant stands `like a lion in the path'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range 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, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Categories: Fiction

A Day in the Country and Other Stories

A Day in the Country and Other Stories

Ismith Khan. A DAY IN THE COUNTRY AND OTHER STORIES ISMITH KHAN 7 PEEPAL TREE First published in Great Britain in 1994 Peepal Tree Books.

Author: Ismith Khan

Publisher: Peepal Tree Press

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173020645105

Category: Caribbean literature

Page: 142

View: 703

Categories: Caribbean literature

A Day in the Country

A Day in the Country

And Other Stories, from "The Pansy." - - - NANNIE.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435077890705

Category: Children's stories

Page: 83

View: 360

Categories: Children's stories

The Attack on the Mill and Other Stories

The Attack on the Mill and Other Stories

... Dame de Paris J.-K. HUYSMANS Against Nature JEAN DE LA FONTAINE Selected Fables PIERRE CHODERLos Les Liaisons dangereuses de Laclos MME DE LAFAYETTE The Princesse de Clèves GUY DE MAUPASSANT A Day in the Country and Other Stories ...

Author: Émile Zola

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192836617

Category: Fiction

Page: 361

View: 539

Contains English translations of sixteen short fiction stories by nineteenth-century French author Emile Zola.
Categories: Fiction

The Queen of Spades and Other Stories

The Queen of Spades and Other Stories

ANTON CHEKHOV Early Stories Five Plays The Princess and Other Stories The Russian Master and Other Stories The ... Sons First Love and Other Stories A Month in the Country GUY DE MAUPASSANT A Day in the Country and Other A SELECTION OF ...

Author: Alexander Pushkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192643506

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 718

The Queen of Spades has long been acknowledged as one of the world's greatest short stories. In this classic literary representation of gambling, Alexander Pushkin explores the nature of obsession. Hints of the occult and gothic alternate with scenes of St Petersburg high-society in the story of the passionate Hermann's quest to master chance and make his fortune at the card-table. Underlying the taut plot is an ironical treatment of the romantic dreamer and social outcast. This volume contains three other major works of Pushkin's fiction, moving from the witty parodies of sentimentalism and high melodrama in The Tales of Belkin to an early experiment with recreating the past in Peter the Great's Blackamoor. It concludes with the novel-length masterpiece The Captain's Daughter, which combines historical fiction in the manner of Sir Walter Scott with the colour and devices of the Russian fairy-tale in a narrative of rebellion and romance. These new translations, as well as being meticulously faithful to the original, do full justice to the elegance and fluency of Pushkin's prose. The Introduction provides insightful readings of the stories and places them in their European literary context. A chronology of the Pugachov Uprising illuminates the events in The Captain's Daughter. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range 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, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Categories: Fiction

Mademoiselle Fifi and Other Stories

Mademoiselle Fifi and Other Stories

... Dame de Paris J.-K. HUYSMANS Against Nature JEAN DE LA FONTAINE Selected Fables Les Liaisons dangereuses PIERRE CHODERLos DE LACLOS MME DE LAFAYETTE GUY DE MAUPASSANT The Princesse de Clèves A Day in the Country and Other Stories ...

Author: Guy de Maupassant

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192837524

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 124

For Maupassant, existence is what happens to us between two events which we cannot avoid: birth and death. The space between is filled with a compulsory programme of rituals which merely pass the time. But mankind cannot bear too much truth, and we turn mating to Love, dignify war by calling it Patriotism, subscribe to morality, and generally delude ourselves that we are not animals acting upon instinct but rational creatures capable of idealistic beliefs and actions. We survive only on the drug of self-deception. Maupassant, whose disgust with creation was only equalled by his contempt for human hypocrisy, takes a scalpel to our illusions and cuts to the bone. He operates without anaesthetic and his tales are not for the squeamish. He would be unbearable to read if his clinical pessimism were not redeemed by a sense of the absurd and a warmer compassion for 'humanity bleeding'. Unsentimental but always honest, he persuades us that life is an incomprehensible, cosmic farce. This translation of twenty tales shows Maupassant at his bitter, bawdy, chilling best. It features some of his grimmest and most famous stories such as A Vendetta and The Grove of Olives, but it also reflects both his moods and his mastery of the short story. The Little Keg is rich in comic invention, while the disturbing Who Can Tell? draws its power from the strange forces which drove its author into madness.
Categories: Fiction

The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories

The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories

GUY DE MAUPASSANT PROSPER MERIMEE MOLIERE BLAISE PASCAL JEAN RACINE ARTHUR RIMBAUD EDMOND ROSTAND MARQUIS DE SADE GEORGE SAND MME DE STAEL STEND HAL PAUL VERLAINE JULES WERNE VOLTAIRE A Day in the Country and Other Stories A Life ...

Author: Henry James

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191636165

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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A young, inexperienced governess is charged with the care of Miles and Flora, two small children abandoned by their uncle at his grand country house. She sees the figure of an unknown man on the tower and his face at the window. It is Peter Quint, the master's dissolute valet, and he has come for little Miles. But Peter Quint is dead. Like the other tales collected here - `Sir Edmund Orme', `Owen Wingrave', and `The Friends of the Friends' - `The Turn of the Screw' is to all immediate appearances a ghost story. But are the appearances what they seem? Is what appears to the governess a ghost or a hallucination? Who else sees what she sees? The reader may wonder whether the children are victims of corruption from beyond the grave, or victims of the governess's `infernal imagination', which torments but also entrals her? `The Turn of the Screw' is probably the most famous, certainly the most eerily equivocal, of all ghostly tales. Is it a subtle, self-conscious exploration of the haunted house of Victorian culture, filled with echoes of sexual and social unease? Or is it simply, `the most hopelessly evil story that we have ever read'? The texts are those of the New York Edition, with a new Introduction and Notes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range 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, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Categories: Fiction

The Red Badge of Courage and Other Stories

The Red Badge of Courage and Other Stories

GUY DE MAUPASSANT BLAIsE PAscAL JEAN RAcINE ARTHUR RIMBAUD EDMOND RosTAND MARQUIS DE SADE GEORGE SAND MME DE STAEL MORE ... VoLTAIRE A Day in the Country and Other Stories A Life Bel-Ami Mademoiselle Fifi and Other Stories Pierre etJean ...

Author: Stephen Crane

Publisher: Oxford University Press, UK

ISBN: 0191589543

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The Red Badge of Courage (1895) is a vivid psychological account of a young man's experience of fighting in the American Civil War, based on Crane's reading of popular descriptions of battle. The other stories collected in this volume draw on Crane's subsequent experience of war reporting and include `The Open Boat, `The Monster' and `The Blue Hotel'. This edition is the most generously annotated available of Crane's work, focusing on his place as an experimental writer, his modernist legacy and his social as well as literary revisionism. - ;The Red Badge of Courage (1895) is a vivid psychological account of a young man's experience of fighting in the American Civil War, based on Crane's reading of popular descriptions of battle. The intensity of its narrative and its naturalistic power earned Crane instant success, and led to his spending most of his brief remaining life war reporting. The other stories collected in this volume draw on this experience; `The Open Boat' (1898) was inspired by his fifty hour struggle with waves after his ship was sunk during an expedition to Cuba; `The Monster' (1899) is a bitterly ironic commentary on the ostracization of a doctor for harbouring the servant who was disfigured and lost his sanity rescuing his son. As a rare example of Crane working in a vein of American Gothic, it is particularly striking for its treatment of race and social injustice. `The Blue Hotel' traces the events that lead to a murder at a bar in a small Nebraska town. This edition is the most generously annotated edition of Crane's work, exploring it from a fresh critical perspective and focusing on his place as an experimental writer, his modernist legacy and his social as well as literary revisionism. -
Categories: Fiction

First Love and Other Stories

First Love and Other Stories

GUY DE MAUPASSANT Blaise PASCAL JEAN RACINE MORE ABOUT OXFORD WORLD'S CLASSICS www.worldsclassics.co.uk The Oxford ... A SELECTION OF OXFORD WORLD'S CLASSICS A Day in the Country and Other Stories A Life Bel - Ami Mademoiselle Fifi and ...

Author: Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192836897

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

View: 107

This collection brings together six of Turgenev's best-known `long' short stories, in which he turns his skills of psychological observation and black comedy to subjects as diverse as the tyranny of serfdom, love, and revenge on the Russian steppes. These stories all display the elegance andclarity of Turgenev's finest writing.Richard Freeborn was until recently Professor of Russian at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London.
Categories: Fiction

The Picnic

The Picnic

Guy de Maupassant, “A Day in the Country” (1881), in “A Day in the Country” and other Stories, translated by David Coward (New York: Oxford University Press, 1990), http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3090/3090-h/3090-h.htm. 232.

Author: Walter Levy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780759121829

Category: Cooking

Page: 216

View: 675

Picnics are happy occasions and have always been a diversion from every day cares. We think of the picnic as an outdoor meal, set on a blanket, usually in the middle of the day, featuring a hamper filled with tasty morsels and perhaps a bottle of wine, but historically picnics came in many forms, served any time of the day. This first culinary history reveals rustic outdoor dining in its more familiar and unusual forms, the history of the word itself, the cultural context of picnics and who arranged them, and, most important, the gastronomic appeal. Drawing on various media and literature, painting, music, and even sculpture, Walter Levy provides an engaging and enlightening history of the picnic.
Categories: Cooking

Exemplary Stories

Exemplary Stories

... Dame de Paris J.-K. HUYSMANS Against Nature JEAN DE LA FONTAINE Selected Fables PIERRE CHODERLos Les Liaisons dangereuses DE LACLOS MME DE LAFAYETTE The Princesse de Clèves GUY DE MAUPASSANT A Day in the Country and Other Stories ...

Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192832433

Category: Fiction

Page: 317

View: 294

More popular in their day than DON QUIXOTE, Cervantes's EXEMPLARY STORIES (1613) surprise, challenge and delight. This new translation captures the full vigor of Cervantes's wit and makes available two rarely printed gems, "The Illustrious Kitchen Maid" and "The Power of Blood".
Categories: Fiction

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass  an American Slave

GUY DE MAUPASSANT A Day in the Country and Other Stories Mademoiselle Fifi PROSPER MÉRIMÉE Carmen ROSTAND Cyrano DE SADE The SAND Indiana The Master Pipers Misfortunes de Mauprat The Miller of Angibault STENDHAL The Red and the Black ...

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191605253

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 251

'I was born in Tuckahoe I have no accurate knowledge of my age, never having seen any authentic record containing it. By far the larger part of the slaves know as little of their ages as horses know of theirs, and it is the wish of most masters within my knowledge to keep their slaves thus ignorant.' Thus begins the autobiography of Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) who was born into slavery in Maryland and after his escape to Massachusetts in 1838 became an ardent abolitionist and campaigner for women's rights. His Narrative, which became an instant bestseller on publication in 1845, describes his life as a slave, the cruelty he suffered at the hands of his masters, his struggle to educate himself and his fight for freedom. Passionately written, often using striking biblical imagery, the Narrative came to assume epic proportions as a founding anti-slavery text in which Douglass carefully crafted both his life story and his persona. This new edition examines Douglass, the man and the myth, his complex relationship with women and the enduring power of his book. It includes extracts from Douglass's primary sources and examples of his writing on women's rights. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range 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, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

... FLAUBERT VICTOR HUGO J.K. HUYSMANS JEAN DE LA FONTAINE PIERRE CHODERLOS DE LACLOS MME DE LAFAYETTE GUY DE MAUPASSANT Resurrection War and Peace Fathers and Sons First Love and Other Stories A Month in the Country Three PreSurrealist ...

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191579622

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Shelley's suspenseful and intellectually rich gothic tale confronts some of the most important and enduring themes in all of literture—the power of human imagination, the potential hubris of science, the gulf between appearance and essence, the effects of human cruelty, the desire for revenge and the need for forgiveness, and much more. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range 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, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Categories: Fiction

Writing Short Stories

Writing Short Stories

A Routledge Writer's Guide Ailsa Cox. Jones, Stephen (ed.) ... Kelman, James (1993) Not Not While the Giro and Other Stories, London: Minerva. ... Maupassant, Guy de (1990) A Day in the Country and Other Stories, trans.

Author: Ailsa Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317354833

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

View: 314

This new edition of Writing Short Stories has been updated throughout to include new and revised exercises, up-to-date coverage of emerging technologies and a new glossary of key terms and techniques. Ailsa Cox, a published short-story writer, guides the reader through the key aspects of the craft, provides a variety of case studies and examples of how others have approached the genre and sets a series of engaging exercises to help hone your skills. This inspiring book is the ideal guide for those new to the genre or for anyone wanting to improve their technique.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Vindication of the Rights of Men A Vindication of the Rights of Woman An Historical and Moral View of the French Revolution

A Vindication of the Rights of Men  A Vindication of the Rights of Woman  An Historical and Moral View of the French Revolution

Alexandre DUMAs (PERE) The Black Tulip BLAISE PASCAL JEAN RACINE EDMOND ROSTAND MARQUIS DE SADE GEORGE ... Nature Selected Fables Les Liaisons dangereuses The Princesse de Clèves A Day in the Country and Other Stories Mademoiselle Fifi.

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199555468

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

View: 358

This volume brings together the major political writings of Mary Wollstonecraft in the order in which they appeared in the revolutionary 1790s. It traces her passionate and indignant response to the excitement of the early days of the French Revolution and then her uneasiness at its later bloody phase. It reveals her developing understanding of women's involvement in the political and social life of the nation and her growing awareness of the relationship between politics and economics and between political institutions and the individual. In personal terms, the works show her struggling with a belief in the perfectibility of human nature through rational education, a doctrine that became weaker under the onslaught of her own miserable experience and the revolutionary massacres. Janet Todd's introduction illuminates the progress of Wollstonecraft's thought, showing that a reading of all three works allows her to emerge as a more substantial political writer than a study of The Rights of Woman alone can reveal. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range 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, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Categories: Political Science

War Stories and Poems

War Stories and Poems

A SELECTION OF OXFORD WORLD'S CLASSICS HONORÉ DE BALZAC Père Goriot CHARLES BAUDELAIRE The Flowers of Evil The Prose Poems ... dangereuses MME DE LAFAYETTE GUY DE MAUPASSANT The Princesse de Cleves A Day in the Country and Other Stories ...

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192836862

Category: Philosophy

Page: 364

View: 512

This unique anthology of Kipling's war stories and poems provides critical comment on the ineptitude of the British in the Boer War. Including such stories as "Barrack-Room Ballads," this work provides tales of courage and adventure, as well as shameful episodes of retreat and failure.
Categories: Philosophy

The Lives of the Artists

The Lives of the Artists

... Dame de Paris J.-K. HUYSMANS Against Nature JEAN DE LA FONTAINE Selected Fables Les Liaisons dangereuses PIERRE CHODERLos DE LACLOS MME DE LAFAYETTE The Princesse de Clèves GUY DE MAUPASSANT A Day in the Country and Other Stories ...

Author: Giorgio Vasari

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199537198

Category: Art

Page: 586

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Beginning with Cimabue and Giotto in the 13th century, Vasari traces the development of Italian art across three centuries to the golden epoch of Leonardo and Michelangelo.
Categories: Art

White jacket Or The World in a Man of war

White jacket  Or  The World in a Man of war

... Dame de Paris J.-K. HUYSMANS Against Nature JEAN DE LA FONTAINE Selected Fables PIERRE CHODERLos Les Liaisons dangereuses DE LACLOS MME DE LAFAYETTE The Princesse de Clèves GUY DE MAUPASSANT A Day in the Country and Other Stories ...

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192838016

Category: Fiction

Page: 441

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A nineteenth-century appeal to maintain a decent standard of food for sailors, to care for the sick, and to reduce the frequency of flogging in the navy
Categories: Fiction

The Lives of the Jain Elders

The Lives of the Jain Elders

... Dame de Paris J.-K. HUYSMANS Against Nature JEAN DE LA FONTAINE Selected Fables PIERRE CHODERLos Les Liaisons dangereuses DE LACLOS MME DE LAFAYETTE The Princesse de Clèves GUY DE MAUPASSANT A Day in the Country and Other Stories ...

Author: Hemacandra

Publisher:

ISBN: 0192832271

Category: Poetry

Page: 280

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The Lives of the Jain Elders is the standard synthesis of source material for the early history of Jainism by the great twelfth-century Jain scholar-monk, Hemacandra, also a key figure in the wider context of Sanskrit literature. Abounding in memorable characters, and providing a rich compendium of Indian folk-tale, The Lives of the Jain Elders offers fascinating insight into the social life of medieval India. This new translation makes the complete work available for the first time in a European language and is complemented by a full introduction illuminating Jain belief and history.
Categories: Poetry