The Old Maid and Other Stories

Author: Guy de Maupassant

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The Old Maid and Other Stories is a selection of some of Maupassant's best short stories, in addition to "The Old Maid" we have: "The Awakening", Jeanne is a woman who lives with her husband in Val de Ciré. Due to health problems, her doctor advises her to go to Paris with her mother for the winter. During her stay, her journey becomes a test of her fidelity, even though she sincerely loves her husband.

“Rust” is the story of Baron de Coutelier, a hunter who only lives to hunt, however, this task is becoming more difficult for him as his health has deteriorated with age. As his friends feel he needs a wife, they get him one, but as he has lost the habit of “love", he decides to go to Paris to make sure everything goes well.

Other stories include: The Substitute, In the Spring, The Jennet, The man with blue eyes.

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