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    • Three Best French Short Stories by Guy de Maupassant, Honoré de Balzac, Gustave Flaubert

    • By: Guy der Maupassant, Gustave Flaubert, Honoré der Balzac
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh, Paul Edwards
    • Length: 4 hrs and 3 mins
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    Enjoy the short stories of three of the greatest writers of French literature, for the first time assembled together in audiobook and narrated in a lively way. 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. He produced more than 300 short stories; we selected for you nine of the most bizarre, influent, humorous or plain shocking.

    Regular price: £12.69

    • Fifteen Minute Stories

    • 45 Gigantic Little Tales
    • By: Hector Hugh Munro, A. J. Alan, O. Henry, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
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    A rich anthology of forty-five great stories by some of the most renowned storytellers in the world. Saki, O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, Barry Pain, Guy de Maupassant, M. R. James, A. J. Allan, Guy Boothby, Jerome K. Jerome and many more giants of the piterary world contribute to this collection of tiny tales which pack a huge punch.

    Regular price: £22.99

    • Fifty Great Classic Stories

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Guy de Maupassant, Kenneth Grahame, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 24 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Fifty great classic short stories selected from the works of the best writers of the last century.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • dreadful narration

    • By MRS on 24-10-14

    Regular price: £49.99

    • Boule De Suif, The Necklace And Other Stories

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    • By: Guy De Maupassant
    • Narrated by: John Pether
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant stories decently read

    • By Frank Case on 24-01-16

    Regular price: £1.39

    • Contes grivois

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Sophie Duez
    • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
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    Comment faire renaître la sensualité des débuts lorsqu'un couple ne se parle plus ? Comment se débarrasser d'un mari encombrant quand on songe au divorce, ou éloigner un client empressé après qu'on l'a aguiché du haut de son balcon ?

    Regular price: £11.79

    • The Diamond Necklace and Other Stories

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Beautifully simple and marvelously strong, the stories of Guy de Maupassant have enchanted generations around the world. One of the finest short story writers of all time, de Maupassant believed that the most heart-wrenching and powerful moments in life lay in the simple events of daily life, and he proved it by turning those moments into timeless stories.

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Bel ami

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roland
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fake news and political corruption

    • By Mary Carnegie on 21-04-19

    Regular price: £10.79

    • Bel Ami

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
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    Guy de Maupassant is revered for his naturalistic fiction, which brilliantly captures flesh-and-blood characters as it evokes the most telling details of everyday life. Considered one of the finest French novels ever written, Bel Ami follows journalist Georges Duroy and his increasing stature among the Paris elite. With an immense thirst for power, Georges is not above an almost gleeful use of wealthy mistresses to achieve his ends.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Listen

    • By caroline on 14-05-12

    Regular price: £26.29

    • The Weird Circle

    • The Vendetta (Dramatized)
    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Original Recording
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    The Weird Circle, featuring tales of terror and horror, aired from 1943-1947, mainly on the Mutual radio network. This episode was originally broadcast on September 12, 1943.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • SAD & CREEPY

    • By Highlight on 11-09-17

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    • Classic French Short Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Jean Paul Sartre, Guy de Maupassant, Anatole France, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    French literature may be said to begin with the ninth century "Song of Roland," and it has since then churned out masterpiece after masterpiece in every century right up to the present. Beginning with Balzac and Dumas in the early part of the nineteenth century and proceeding to Sartre and Camus at the midpoint of the twentieth, the stories in this collection showcase the talents of some of the greatest French masters of the short story.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Perhaps the most terrible reading of anything ever

    • By Sam Duggan on 01-03-16

    Regular price: £16.89

    • Une vie

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Anny Duperey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
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    "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.

    Regular price: £7.89

    • Ghosts, Werewolves and Vampires

    • By: M. R. James, Eric Stanislaus Stenbock, Bram Stoker, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Cathy Dobson

    • By SimonH on 15-06-16

    Regular price: £99.99

    • Uncommon Stories

    • By: Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle, Stacy Aumonier, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 20 mins
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    A captivating anthology of some of the more unusual short stories written by well-known classic writers. 1. "A Witch in the Peak" by R. Murray Gilchrist. 2. "War" by Sherwood Anderson. 3. "Self-Help" by W. W. Jacobs. 4. "The Wolf" by Guy de Maupassant. 5. "Makes the Whole World Kin" by O. Henry. 6. "The Stone Dragon" by R. Murray Gilchrist. 7. "The New Englander" by Sherwood Anderson. 8. "Berenice" by Edgar Allan Poe. 9. "The Man with the Watches" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 10. "The Adventure of the Diamond Necklace" by G. F. Forest.

    Regular price: £49.99

    • The Best European Short Stories

    • By: Guy de Maupassant, George Sand, Anton Chekhov, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A delightful anthology of great works by some of Europe's greatest short story writers....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • worst reading ever

    • By Justas on 20-03-17

    Regular price: £49.99

    • Classic Ghost Stories 1

    • By: Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, F. Marion Crawford, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Pasco
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Rats and mice, and beetles and creaky doors, and loose slates, and broken panes, and stiff drawer handles, that stay out when you pull them and then fall down in the middle of the night...Rats is bogeys, I tell you, and bogeys is rats, and don't you get to think anything else! Ghosts, vampires, werewolves and even rats, all make an appearance in this collection of frighteningly good classic stories from Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling and more! 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cracking short stories well read

    • By Panda on 30-10-16

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant, Volume 1

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: £10.89

    • Great French and Russian Short Stories, Volume 2

    • By: Leo Tolstoy, Alexander Poushkin, Gustave Flaubert, and others
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: £23.29

    • Midnight Terror: Classic Tales of Vampires

    • By: Augustus Hare, E.F. Benson, Guy de Maupassant, and others
    • Narrated by: Nigel Lambert, Hayward Morse, Garrick Hagon, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Darkness falls. The undead rise to feast on the succulent blood of the living. For years vampires have fascinated great writers of the occult such as De Maupassant, Count Stenbock, E Nesbit and EF Benson. This is The Story Circle's collection of some of their spine-chilling tales told by award-winning actors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • views on an enduring myth

    • By Rose on 11-04-16

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Great Ghost Stories

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Guy de Maupassant, Saki, and others
    • Narrated by: Dermot Kerrigan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A spine-tingling collection of classic ghost stories – a perfect way to pass those long winter nights! This set contains "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, "The Horla" by Guy de Maupassant, "Sredni Vashtar" by Saki, "The Mark of the Beast" by Rudyard Kipling, "Lost Hearts" by M.R. James and "The Furnished Room" by O. Henry.

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Around the World in 80 Tales

    • 80 Classic Stories from Around the World
    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 37 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A breathtaking collection of 80 classic short stories inspired by different locations, people and customs across the globe...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Variety but Spoiled by terrible narrator

    • By Ms. E. Morgan on 13-06-17

    Regular price: £89.99

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