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About Guy de Maupassant
Guy de Maupassant was a renowned late-19th century French short story writer, novelist and poet regarded as one of the greatest short story writers of all time. His most notable short story titled Boule de Suif (also known as Butterball, Ball of Lard, or Ball of Fat) was published in 1880. He later published several other famous short stories such as The Horla, The Necklace, The Piece of String, and Mother Sauvage. He also wrote a number of famous novels, most notably Pierre et Jean, which was published in 1888.
In his youth, he contracted the sexually transmitted disease syphilis, which plagued him for the rest of his life.
He once tried unsuccessfully to commit suicide in 1892 by using a paper knife to cut his throat. After that unsuccessful suicide attempt, he was committed to an asylum, where he eventually died.
He never got married.
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Famous quotes by Guy de Maupassant
It is better to be unhappy in love than unhappy in marriage, but some people manage to be both.Guy de Maupassant
Patriotism is a kind of religion it is the egg from which wars are hatched.Guy de Maupassant
The essence of life is the smile of round female bottoms, under the shadow of cosmic boredom.Guy de Maupassant
The simplest of women are wonderful liars who can extricate themselves from the most difficult dilemmas with a skill bordering on genius.Guy de Maupassant
Guy de Maupassant's Popularity
Guy de Maupassant was a famous French writer, who was born on August 5, 1850. As a person born on this date, Guy de Maupassant is listed in our database as the 28th most popular celebrity for the day (August 5) and the 2nd most popular for the year (1850).
People born on August 5 fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion. Guy de Maupassant is the 873rd most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to Guy de Maupassant's birthday, Guy de Maupassant is the 137th most famous French.
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