|Butterball (2003) [Collection]|
by Guy de Maupassant
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(From the publisher):
Set during the Franco-Prussian war, Butterball
is a sympathetic portrayal of a prostitute’s mistreatment at the hands of a cold-hearted bourgeoisie. It is published here with a selection of stories about prostitutes, making this a unique collection. When Butterball’s carriage is halted by Prussian soldiers, they demand her sexual services as ransom. Her fellow passengers—hitherto disdainful of her company—are suddenly more than happy to benefit from her “immoral” trade. But Butterball is a loyal French nationalist, and she refuses to sleep with the enemy. Through the warmth and generosity of his heroine, Maupassant exposes the hypocrisy of the French middle class.
- The Confession
- First Snow
- The Dowry
- Bed 29
Original title: Butterball
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics
The following works are contained within this one:
Boule de Suif (1880) [Novella]
Author: Guy de Maupassant