Maupassant

[ moh-puh-sahnt; French moh-pa-sahn ]
/ ˈmoʊ pəˌsɑnt; French moʊ paˈsɑ̃ /

noun

(Hen·ri Re·né Al·bert) Guy de [ahn-ree ruh-ney al-ber gee duh], /ɑ̃ˈri rəˈneɪ alˈbɛr gi də/, 1850–93, French short-story writer and novelist.

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Maupassant
/ (French mopɑsɑ̃) /

noun

(Henri René Albert) Guy de (ɡi də). 1850–93, French writer, noted esp for his short stories, such as Boule de suif (1880), La Maison Tellier (1881), and Mademoiselle Fifi (1883). His novels include Bel Ami (1885) and Pierre et Jean (1888)
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