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Oxford Book of French Short Stories, the (2002) [Anthology]
by Marcel Aymé Honoré de Balzac Christine Baroche Simone de Beauvoir Albert Camus Colette Alphonse Daudet Rene Depestre Birago Diop Assia Djebar Frederic Fajardie Gustave Flaubert Théophile Gautier Hervé Guibert Joris-Karl Huysmans Guy de Maupassant Prosper Mérimée Monique Proulx Marquis de Sade Jean-Paul Sartre Annie Saumont Georges Simenon Stendhal Michel Tournier Auguste Comte de Villiers de l'Isle-Adam Renee Vivien Émile Zola Rating: Weighted - 6.7 / Average - 6.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: Oxford Books of Prose

Summary (From the publisher):

This collection of French short stories in translation expands our idea of French writing by including new stories by women writers and by authors of Francophone origin. Spanning the centuries from the late eighteenth to the late twentieth, the collection opens with a rumbustious tale from the Marquis de Sade, takes in the masters of the nineteenth century, from Stendhal and Balzac to Maupassant, and reaches to Quebec, Africa, and the French Caribbean in the twentieth century. Women writers include relatively well known figures such as Renee Vivien, Colette, and Beauvoir, and newer writers such as Assia Djebar, Christiane Baroche, and Annie Saumont. The French short story is a rich and diverse medium, but all the stories selected share a common characteristic: they make exciting reading.


  • The Husband Who Said Mass by Marquis de Sade
  • Vanina Vanini by Stendhal
  • The Coffee Pot by Theophile Gautier
  • The Message by Honore de Balzac
  • The Venus of Ille by Prosper Merimee
  • Story of a Madman by Emile Zola
  • The Last Lesson by Alphonse Daudet
  • A Simple Heart by Gustave Flaubert
  • The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant
  • At Sea by Guy de Maupassant
  • Gloomy Tale, Gloomier Teller by Villiers de L'Isle-Adam
  • Knapsack at the Ready by Joris-Karl Huysmans
  • The Lady with the She-Wolf by Renee Vivien
  • The Walking Stick by Marcel Ayme
  • Gribiche by Colette
  • The Wall by Jean-Paul Sartre
  • The Man on the Street by Georges Simenon
  • An Errand by Birago Diop
  • The Guest by Albert Camus
  • Monologue by Simone de Beauvoir
  • The Lily of the Valley Lay-by by Michel Tournier
  • Do You Remember the Rue d'Orchampt? by Christiane Baroche
  • The Check-up by Herve Guibert
  • There Is No Exile by Assia Djebar
  • The Negro with the White Shadow by Rene Depestre
  • The Underwear of the Woman Up Aboveby Frederic Fajardie
  • The Finest Story in the World by Annie Saumont
  • Public Transit by Monique Proulx

Original title: The Oxford Book of French Short Stories
Original languages: French


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

The following works are contained within this one:
     Simple Heart, a (1877) [Short Story]
      Author: Gustave Flaubert
     Necklace, the (1884) [Short Story]
      Author: Guy de Maupassant
     Last Lesson, the (1888) [Short Story]
      Author: Alphonse Daudet
     Wall, the (1939) [Short Story]
      Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
     Guest, the (1957) [Short Story]
      Author: Albert Camus
     Public Transit (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: Monique Proulx

Edition #1: The Oxford Book of French Short Stories

The Oxford Book of French Short Stories (2002)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Elizabeth Fallaize
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The Oxford Book of French Short Stories (2002)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192880373
Dimensions: 5.6 x 8.5 x 0.8 in
Pages: 376

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