Published in 1885, Maupassant's second novel is the cynical yet witty story of sex, money and power during France's corrupt Third Republic. George Duroy rises steadily from his Norman peasant origins, becoming soldier in Algeria, and finally, a successful Parisian journalist. Christened "Bel-Ami" by his female admirers, Duroy achieves his substantial positions as leading editor and aspiring politician mostly through his manipulative relationships with a string of powerful and intelligent mistresses. The novel was hugely successful, going through thirty-seven printings in its first four months of publication.
There are no customer reviews available at this time. Would you like to write a review?
BARNES & NOBLE
November 22, 2011
Number of Print Pages*
Adobe DRM EPUB
* Number of eBook pages may differ. Click here for more information.