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This unique and unrivalled edition of de Maupassant’s best weird tales, fantasies, and mysteries includes critical introductions to each story, contextual information, and chilling illustrations that breathe life into his Gothic visions and bizarre fantasias.
Before succumbing to the insanity that ravaged his later life, Guy de Maupassant established a reputation as France’s preeminent short story writer, an artist whose cynical and macabre visions paralleled those of Hoffmann and Poe, and directly influenced those of Ambrose Bierce, Mark Twain, and H.P. Lovecraft. His stories are nightmarescapes of psychopathy, corruption, and decadence, featuring a serial-killer judge, a maddening episode of cabin fever (which influenced The Shinning), a gruesome discovery during a night on the river, the inexplicable exodus of a man’s walking furniture, the famous invisible vampire, the Horla, werewolves, haunted rooms, neglected ghosts, and vivid affairs of necrophilia.
TALES INCLUDED in this ANNOTATED EDITION:
The Dead Girl | He? | Am I Insane? | The Horla
Fear | The Inn | The Hand | The Grave | On the River
Magnetism | Diary of a Madman | The Apparition
The Flayed Hand | The White Wolf | A Night in Paris