May 12 , 2010

The Devil

Simplified for Modern Readers


“The Devil” is Guy de Maupassant’s well-known short story that reveals the devil’s insidious presence in everyday life—in this case, in the death of a farmer’s mother.

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The Guy de Maupassant MEGAPACK ®

A protege of Flaubert, Maupassant’s stories are characterized by their economy of style and efficient, effortless dénouements. Many of the stories are set during the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s and several describe the futility of war and the innocent civilians who, caught in the conflict, emerge changed. He authored some 300 short stories,…

-The language of over one hundred years ago has been modernized.

-End notes, interpretation, and discussion of major themes follow the text.

-Biographical information on Guy de Maupassant is included.

-Every effort has been made to keep the story as close to the original as possible.

-Accelerated Quiz AR Quiz No. 8611 EN Fiction.

-Modern readers will better understand and appreciate the story.

For more short stories in easy to understand modern English search for “George Lakon” or

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