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Bel-Ami (1885) [Novel]
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Maupassant's second novel, Bel-Ami (1885) is the story of a ruthlessly ambitious young man (Georges Duroy, christened "Bel-Ami" by his female admirers) making it to the top in fin-de-sihcle Paris. It is a novel about money, sex, and power, set against the background of the politics of the French colonization of North Africa. It explores the dynamics of an urban society uncomfortably close to our own and is a devastating satire of the sleaziness of contemporary journalism. Bel-Ami enjoys the status of an authentic record of the apotheosis of bourgeois capitalism under the Third Republic. But the creative tension between its analysis of modern behavior and its identifiably late nineteenth-century fabric is one of the reasons why Bel-Ami remains one of the finest French novels of its time, as well as being recognized as Maupassant's greatest achievement as a novelist.

Original title: Bel-Ami
Original languages: French

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: Bel-Ami

Bel-Ami (2001)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Margaret Mauldon
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Bel-Ami (June 28, 2001)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192836830
Dimensions: 5 x 7.6 x 0.8
Pages: 368

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Edition #2: Bel-Ami

Bel-Ami (1975)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Douglas Parmée
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Bel-Ami (1975)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Harmondsworth, UK
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0140443150
Pages: 416

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Edition #3: Bel-Ami

Bel-Ami (1961)
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Language: English

Translated by: H. N. P. Sloman
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Bel-Ami (1961)

Place of publication: Baltimore
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages: 301

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