- (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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He says that some of the contes printed every day in the Journal are worthy of Maupassant.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
As always with Maupassant, it is out of the bitter that comes the sweet.
The story, like all Maupassant's stories, is of the simplest.
So, again, in reference to the apologies for Maupassant's pessimism.
Maupassant could draw gentlemen and ladies, but he often did not do so.
- (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)