Maupassant, Guy de, 1850-1893

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1850-08-05
Death 1893-07-06
French
French

Biographical notes:

French author.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to Monsieur Bourgeois, [1891] Oct. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845062

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to [Victorien Sardou], 1887 July 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845048

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to an unidentified woman, [1884]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845059

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Aix-les-Bains, to an unidentified recipient, [1888]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845039

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to his father, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845054

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Cannes, to an unidentified friend, [1889 Nov.] and [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845067

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Aix-les-Bains, to an unidentified friend, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845043

From the description of Autograph correspondence card signed : Paris, to "Mon cher confrère", [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845037

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Divonne, to an unidentified woman, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270845045

Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) was a French author best known for his short stories such as Boule de suif (1880) and his novels such as Une Vie (1883) and Bel-Ami (1885).

Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant was born on August 5, 1850 near Normandy, France, the eldest child of Laure Le Poittevin and Gustave de Maupassant. Custody was given to Maupassant's mother when the couple separated around 1862. He was sent to a boarding school, Institution ecclésiastique in Yvetot, but was expelled for a poem he wrote that satirized the institution. Maupassant continued to write, composing over 300 short stories during his career. He was inspired by the works of Gustave Flaubert, whom he met through his mother's childhood friend, Louis Bouilhet. Although Maupassant never married, he had many lovers, one, Joséphine Litzelmann, with whom he had three children. He died of syphilis on July 6, 1893.

  • 1880: Boule de Suif
  • 1881: La Maison Tellier, or The House of Madame Tellier
  • 1882: Mademoiselle Fifi
  • 1883: Une Vie, or A Woman's Life
  • 1885: Bel-Ami Yvette
  • 1886: Monsieur Parent
  • 1887: Le Horla
  • 1888: Pierre et Jean

From the guide to the Guy de Maupassant Letters, 1881-1890, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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Subjects:

  • Literature--French
  • French literature--19th century
  • Authors, French
  • Manuscripts, French (Medieval and modern)
  • Architecture
  • French drama (comedy)--19th century
  • Novelists, French

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  • Authors
  • Novelists

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  • Italy (as recorded)
  • New York (State)--New York (as recorded)