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Guy de Maupassant

Guy de Maupassant whose real name was Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant was known as the greatest French short story writer. He was born in the Château de Miromesnil, Dieppe on August 5 1850 and died forty years later on the sixth of July. He studied law in Paris but he decided to volunteer in the army during the Franco-Prussian War at the age of twenty. Then, started his career as a civil servant in 1872 to 1880. He already showed his interest in literature since he was in junior high school. Then, recognizing himself a poet, he started writing. His first debut was Des Vers (1880) and in the same year, Soirées de Medan and Boule de Suif were published. Des Vers became popular at that time and it opened the gate for Maupassant to enter literature world. Guy de Maupassant‘s skill of writing was undeniable. His literature works were marked by objectivity and highly controlled style. He, sometimes, also put sheer comedy into the story he wrote. One of his style which was easily recogni…