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A collection of short stories by Guy de Maupassant, in order of date of composition.

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English
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Unknown
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Guy de Maupassant
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Short Fiction
The Dead Hand
Doctor Heraclius Gloss
I: The Mental Faculties of Doctor Heraclius Gloss
II: The Physical Appearance of Doctor Heraclius Gloss
III: How Doctor Heraclius Used to Spend His Days
IV: How Doctor Heraclius Spent His Nights
V: How the Dean Placed His Hopes in Eclecticism, the Doctor in Revelation and the Warden in Digestion
VI: How for the Doctor the Road to Damascus Turned Out to Be the Ruelle des Vieux Pigeons, and How the Truth Was Revealed to Him in the Form of a Metempsychosic Manuscript
VII: How One May Interpret a Couplet by Corneille in Two Ways
VIII: How, Just as One Can Be More Royalist Than the King and More Devout Than the Pope, One Can Equally Be More of a Metempsychosist Than Pythagoras
IX: Obverse and Reverse
X: How a Mountebank Can Be More Cunning Than a Learned Doctor
XI: In Which It Is Shown That Heraclius Gloss Was in No Way Exempt from All the Weaknesses of the Stronger Sex
XII: Which Explains How Doctor and Animal Tamer Are in No Way Synonymous
XIII: How Doctor Heraclius Gloss Found Himself in Exactly the Same Position as Good King Henry IV Who, Having Heard Two Leading Counsel Plead Their Case, Was of Opinion That Both Were Right
XIV: How Heraclius All but Devoured a Dish of Beautiful Ladies of a Past Age
XV: How the Warden Interpreted God’s Commandments
XVI: How the Forty-Second Reading of the Manuscript Shed New Light Into the Doctor’s Mind
XVII: How Doctor Heraclius Gloss Set About Finding the Author of the Manuscript
XVIII: In Which Doctor Heraclius Recognises with Amazement the Author of the Manuscript
XIX: How the Doctor Was Placed in a Terrible Dilemma
XX: In Which the Doctor Has a Little Talk with His Servant
XXI: In Which It Is Shown That a Dearly-Loved Friend Can Lighten the Heaviest Sorrow
XXII: In Which the Doctor Discovers That His Monkey Resembles Him Even More Than He Thought
XXIII: How the Doctor Realized That His Monkey Had Shamefully Imposed Upon Him
XXIV: Eureka
XXV: “I Am That I Am.”
XXVI: What Was Said at Madame Labotte’s, the Fruiterer’s, 26, Rue de la Maraicherie
XXVII: How Doctor Heraclius Did Not Agree with the Dauphin, Who, Having Saved a Monkey from Drowning, Threw It Back Again and Went Off to Find a Man to Save Instead
XXVIII: “This Story Will Show You That, if You Want to Save a Fellow Creature from Blows and Believe That It Is Better to Rescue a Cat Than a Man, You Will Excite the Anger of Your Neighbours. All Roads Lead to Rome—But Metempsychosis Leads to the Lunatic Asylum.”—Balançon Star
XXIX: How One Sometimes Exchanges Scylla for Charybdis
XXX: How the Proverb—“The Madder One Is, the More One Laughs”—Is Not Always Quite True
On the River
At the Church Door
Lieutenant Laré’s Marriage
Simon’s Father
A Family Affair
Boule de Suif
Les Dimanches d’Un Bourgeois
I: Preparing for Excursions
II: Patissot’s First Outing
III: A Visit
IV: Fishing
V: Two Famous Men
VI: Before the Festival
VII: A Sad Story
VIII: A Trial of Love
IX: A Dinner and Some Ideas
X: A Public Meeting
Suicides
A Grandmother’s Advice
Story of a Farm Girl
Part II
Part III
Part IV
Part V
A Country Excursion
In the Spring
Paul’s Mistress
Madame Tellier’s Establishment
Part I
Part II
Part III
An Adventure in Paris
A Christmas Eve Festival
The Cake
The Log
Words of Love
Marroca
The Shepherd’s Leap
The Bed
Mademoiselle Fifi
Relics of the Past
The Blind Man
Magnetism
Guillemot Rock
A Son
Travelling
A Corsican Bandit
A Dead Woman’s Secret
Dreams
A True Story
The Burglar
A Woman’s Confession
Moonlight
A Cock Crowed
The Child
The Lock
A Normandy Joke
My Uncle Sosthène
A Reckless Passion
Mad?
Correspondence
A Widow
Rust
The Chair Mender
An Artifice
An Old Man
A Parricide
Pierrot
A Norman
The Pardon
The Relic
In the Moonlight
Fear
In the Country
A Million
The Will
The Wolf
The Kiss
That Pig, Morin
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III
Madame Baptiste
My Wife
The Snipe
The Mad Woman
Artfulness
The Legend of Mont Saint-Michel
Minuet
Mother and Daughter
A Christmas Tale
Christmas Eve
The Substitute
On Horseback
The Wooden Shoes
Monsieur Jocaste
Beside a Dead Man
Two Friends
At Sea
The Necklace
The Awakening
Father Judas
Feminine Men
Mademoiselle Cocotte
The Jewels
Saint Anthony
An Apparition
Walter Schnaffs’ Adventure
Queen Hortense
On the Journey
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II
A Surprise
Old Milon
The Accursed Bread
II
Friend Joseph
The Mother of Monsters
The Orphan
Old Boniface’s Crime
The Greenhouse
Denis
He?
The Window
The Donkey
André’s Disease
The Moustache
Timbuktu
My Uncle Jules
Hydrophobia?
Caresses
A Duel
The Little One
Madame Luneau’s Case
Friend Patience
The Funeral Pile
Miss Harriet
I
II
III
Martin’s Girl
The Orient
The Child
A Party
The Odyssey of a Prostitute
A Coup d’État
A Humble Drama
Théodule Sabot’s Confession
A Vendetta
The Confession
Beside the Bed
Regret
The Avenger
Suspense
Decorated!
The Father
The String
A Wise Man
The First Fall of Snow
The Model
Practical Jokes
The Hand
Waiter, a Bock
The Old Man
Letter Found on a Drowned Man
The Christening
Coco
Misti
A Coward
Rose
A Traveller’s Notes
The Patron
The Umbrella
An Idyll
A Sale
Mother Savage
I
II
The Tramp
A Meeting
The Legacy
I
II
III
IV
V
VI
VII
VIII
Happiness
Farewell
Solitude
My Landlady
The Little Cask
Châli
I
II
The Drunkard
I
II
A Woman’s Hair
The Horrible
A Memory
A Walk
The Sisters Rondoli
I
II
III
What the Colonel Thought
Bed No. 29
Nerves
Confessing
Fear
The Return
The Tomb
The Confession
The Castaway
Yvette
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II
III
IV
Mad?
Unmasked
The Dowry
Mohammed-Fripouille
The Legacy
The Keeper
Berthe
Bombard
The Confession
The Revenge
Scene I
Scene II
Country Courts
Room No. Eleven
The Closet
Military Honors
For Sale
’Toine
I
II
III
The Christening
The Unknown
Blue and White
Our Friends the English
Letter from a Madman
Old Mongilet
Roger’s Method
In a Railway Carriage
The Little Soldier
Checkmate
Joseph
Finis
The Hairpin
The Secret
My Twenty-Five Days
A Madman
Indiscretion
Mister Belhomme’s Beast
The Woodcocks
Monsieur Parent
II
Ça Ira
Saved
I
II
Little Roque
II
The Wreck
Mademoiselle Pearl
I
II
III
IV
The Hermit
On Cats
Rosalie Prudent
Madame Parisse
I
II
III
IV
Julie Romain
The Sign
Old Amable
I
II
III
A Family
The Devil
A Divorce Case
The Inn
Are We to Teach Latin?
The Hole
The Marquis of Fumerol
The Farmer
A Cry of Alarm
Love
Clochette
In the Wood
The Tramp
A New Year’s Gift
Madame Hermet
Epiphany
One Night’s Entertainment
The Door
The Baroness
The Horla
Night
The Dead Woman
Madame Husson’s May King
The Father
The Rabbit
The Orderly
Moiron
The Assassin
Duchoux
The Rival Pins
Divorce
Our Letters
The Mother Superior’s Twenty-Five Francs
The Drowned Man
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II
The Cripple
A Portrait
Hautot and His Son
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II
III
One Evening
Boitelle
Allouma
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II
The Rendezvous
In Port
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II
The Mask
The Test
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II
III
Alexander
The Putter-to-Sleep
Mouche
The Olive Orchard
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II
III
Useless Beauty
I
II
III
IV
Who Knows?
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II
Graveyard Sirens
After
The Pedlar
Endnotes
Colophon
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