Maupassant Guy de
Mau·pas·sant(mō′pə-sänt′, mō-pă-säN′), (Henri René Albert) Guy de 1850-1893.
French writer whose works, mainly realistic short stories such as "The Necklace," examine hypocrisy, madness, Parisian society, and peasant life in Normandy.
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