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The Tales of Guy De Maupassant by Guy De Maupassant

The Tales of Guy De Maupassant by Guy De Maupassant

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Delve into the profound world of Guy de Maupassant with this 1977 Easton Press Leather Bound Collector's Edition. Exquisitely translated by the lauded Lafcadio Hearn, among others, The Tales of Guy Maupassant features 472 pages brimming with the celebrated French writer's exceptional storytelling prowess. This unique volume is a testament to Maupassant's indomitable place in classic literature, holding a prestigious spot in "The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written" series.

The Tales of Guy Maupassant ushers readers into a realm of vivid characters and landscapes, all narrated in Maupassant's distinctive, piercing style. Known as a master of the short story form, his tales delve into the intricacies of the human condition, capturing the essence of love, despair, and the small joys and tragedies that permeate everyday life. His stories span across a variety of settings, from the chic boulevards of Paris to the rustic charm of Normandy, each tale a gem of realism and narrative precision.

With stories that contain surprising twists and richly detailed characters, Maupassant's work continues to captivate readers even today, over a century after they were written. His lucid and compelling narratives are brought to life in this collection, from his poignant exploration of life's ironies in "The Necklace," to the unsettling plunge into the supernatural in "The Horla."

Accompanying Maupassant's timeless prose, the beautiful illustrations by Gunter Bohmer scattered throughout the volume enhance the storytelling experience. His evocative images capture the subtleties of Maupassant's world, adding a layer of visual storytelling to these enduring narratives.

Whether you're a seasoned admirer of Maupassant's work or exploring his narratives for the first time, this 1977 Easton Press Leather Bound Collector's Edition offers a delightful journey through the author's multifaceted world. Immerse yourself in The Tales of Guy Maupassant, and experience the powerful resonance of this literary luminary's gift for storytelling. It's more than just a book - it's a journey into the heart of nineteenth-century French life, narrated by one of its most skilled observers.


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  • Genuine Leather Binding: Each book is fully bound in genuine leather, providing a rich, luxurious feel and durability.
  • 22kt Gold Inlay: A deep inlay of 22kt gold adorns the hubbed spine of each book, adding to its elegance and charm.
  • Acid-Neutral Paper: We print our books on acid-neutral paper that withstands the test of time, allowing them to be passed down for generations.
  • Sewn Pages: Unlike ordinary books which are merely glued, our pages are sewn for longevity and ease of reading.
  • Moiré Endpages and Satin-Ribbon Page Marker: Each book includes handsome moiré endpages and is fitted with a satin-ribbon page marker for easy reference.
  • Gilded Page Ends: To enhance the beauty and luxury of our books, the ends of the pages are gilded.
  • Printed and Bound in the USA: We take pride in the fact that our books are printed and bound in the USA, using imported materials of the highest quality.

Our passion for superb craftsmanship is apparent in every book we offer, ensuring a quality reading experience beyond compare.

Book Care

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  • Avoid Direct Sunlight: Over time, direct sunlight can cause the leather to fade and degrade. Always store your books away from direct sunlight.
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Remember, these are books to be loved, respected, and passed down - your care ensures their stories continue to be told.


  • Title: The Tales of Guy Maupassant
  • Author: Guy de Maupassant
  • Edition: 1977 Easton Press Leather Bound Collector's Edition
  • Translator: Lafcadio Hearn and others
  • Pages: 472
  • Binding: Genuine Leather Binding
  • Inlay: 22kt Gold Inlay on the spine
  • Paper: Acid-Neutral Paper
  • Page Style: Sewn Pages
  • Illustrations: Beautiful illustrations by Gunter Bohmer
  • Endpages: Moiré Endpages
  • Page Marker: Satin-Ribbon Page Marker
  • Gilded Page Ends: Yes
  • Printed and Bound in: USA
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