A man of arms and of letters, Maupassant was a French short-story writer and novelist known for his naturalistic treatment of his subject matter. A Cock Crowed, A Coward, A Normandy Joke and A Parricide are contained in this book. These short stories show clearly the writing style of Maupassant. They were built around simple episodes from everyday life, which revealed the hidden sides of people. The readers can learn a deep life lesson from the stories, and aslo were attracted by the neatly worked-out plots.
Maupassant is considered as one of the trendsetters like Somerset Maugham and O. Henry in the field of contemporary short story. He is famous for clever plotting and realistic art in displaying his subject. This book contains four short stories of him: A Cock Crowed, A Coward, A Normandy Joke and A Parricide.
- A Cock Crowed
- A Coward
- A Normandy Joke
- A Parricide