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DiedJuly 6, 1893, Passy, Paris, France
FactPopular French short story writer and novelist, often concerned with the effects of war on ordinary people. Best known for "Boule de Suif" and "Bel Ami". He was a protégé of Gustave Flaubert.

Guy de Maupassant was a French writer, considered one of the fathers of the modern short story. He was born on August 5, 1850, in the château of Miromesnil, near Dieppe, in the Seine-Inférieure (now Seine-Maritime) département of France. His father, Gustave de Maupassant, was a diplomat who later became prefect of the Seine-Inférieure département. His mother, Laure Le Poittevin, was a Norman woman from a prosperous family.

Maupassant was educated at the Lycée Pierre Corneille in Rouen. At the age of 17, he entered the École Navale at Brest and studied there for two years. He did not enjoy his time at the École Navale, and he left in 1871 without taking a degree.

Maupassant began his literary career as a poet, but he soon turned to prose. His first published work was a short story, “Boule de Suif” (1880), which was an instant success. Over the next 10 years, Maupassant wrote more than 300 short stories. He also wrote six novels, including “Bel-Ami” (1885) and “Pierre et Jean” (1888).

Maupassant’s stories are characterized by their realism and their naturalistic style. They often deal with ordinary people who are caught up in extraordinary circumstances. Many of Maupassant’s stories are set during the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71) or in Normandy, where he lived most of his life.

Maupassant was a close friend of the writer Émile Zola and the painter Claude Monet. He was also a friend of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII of England).

Maupassant died of syphilis on July 6, 1893.

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Full NameGuy de Maupassant
DiedJuly 6, 1893, Passy, Paris, France
ProfessionPoet, Author, Novelist
EducationLycée Pierre-Corneille, Lycée Henri-IV, University of Paris


ChildrenHonoré Lucien Litzelmann, Jeanne Lucienne Litzelmann, Marthe Marguerite Litzelmann
ParentsLaure Le Poittevin, Gustave de Maupassant
SiblingsHervé de Maupassant, Creig de Maupassant


MoviesLe Plaisir, Bel Ami, Masculin Féminin, The Private Affairs of Bel Ami, Diary of a Madman, A Woman Without Love, A Woman's Life, Une femme coquette, The Woman of the Port, Stimulantia, Woman of the Port, Black Humor, Mademoiselle Fifi, One Life, Sulle Sathya, Peter and John, Boule de suif, The Diamo...

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1Popular French short story writer and novelist, often concerned with the effects of war on ordinary people. Best known for "Boule de Suif" and "Bel Ami". He was a protégé of Gustave Flaubert.



Die Reisegesellschaft1968TV Movie novella "Boule de suif"
Onna no issho1967novel
La mujer de a seis litros1967story
Stimulantia1967short story "La Parure"
Le Horla1966Short from the short story by
Rosalie1966Short based on the short story 'Rosalie Prudent' by
Masculin Féminin1966stories La Femme de Paul and Le Signe
L'héritage1965TV Movie short story
Umorismo in nero1965story - segment "La Bestiole"
The Inheritance1964story
Boule de suif1964TV Movie novel
Le père1964Short
Les bijoux1963Short short story
Hotel du Commerce1963TV Movie story "Boule de Suif"
Die gute Partie1963TV Movie novel
MaupassantTV Series stories - 7 episodes, 1963 story - 3 episodes, 1963 short stories - 2 episodes, 1963 short story - 1 episode, 1963
Perhe-elämää1963TV Movie short story
Der Morin - Das Schwein1963TV Movie novel
Grande Teatro Tupi1963TV Series story - 1 episode
Diary of a Madman1963stories
Kisobran, osveta i uzica1962TV Movie novels
Rasvapallo1962TV Movie novel "Boule de suif"
General Electric Theater1961TV Series story - 1 episode
ITV Television Playhouse1961TV Series 1 episode
La chevelure1961Short short story
Chafalonías1960short story
Obras maestras del terror1960TV Series 1 episode
Svi brane Mirej1959TV Movie novel
Das standhafte Fräulein1959TV Movie novel
El vestido de novia1959story
The Unforeseen1959TV Series short story - 1 episode
Have Gun - Will Travel1959TV Series story - 1 episode
Die Brüder1958TV Movie novella "Pierre et Jean"
End of Desire1958from the novel by
Mont-Oriol1958TV Mini-Series novel - 4 episodes
Ta de yi sheng1958novel
The World Our Stage1958TV Series short story: The Decoration - 1 episode
The Necklace1957TV Short novel
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre1957TV Series short story - 1 episode
Armchair Theatre1957TV Series short story - 1 episode
La terreur des dames1956story "Ce cochon de Morin"
The Errol Flynn Theatre1956TV Series short story "Mademoiselle Fifi" - 1 episode
Den underbara lögnen1955story "The Old Maid"
Une femme coquette1955Short story "Le Signe" - as Maupassant
Lilli Palmer Theatre1955TV Series story - 1 episode
Conrad Nagel Theater1955TV Series story - 1 episode
Bel Ami1955novel "Bel Ami", 1885
Your Favorite StoryTV Series original story - 1 episode, 1955 writer - 1 episode, 1955 story - 1 episode, 1954
The Beginning Was Sin1954story "L'Histoire d'Une Fille de Ferme"
TV de Vanguarda1954TV Series story - 1 episode
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1954TV Series short story - 1 episode
Inner Sanctum1954TV Series story - 2 episodes
Baap Beti1954novel
Pegawai tinggi1954
Onna no issho1953story
Trois femmes1952stories
A Woman Without Love1952novel "Pierre et Jean"
Rebound1952TV Series story - 1 episode
Le Plaisir1952stories
The Knife Thrower1951Short story
Begierde1951novella "Die Perlenkette"
Hua gu niang1951short story "Boule de Suif"
The Prize1950novel
Your Show TimeTV Series story - 1 episode, 1949 short story "Mademoiselle Fifi" - 1 episode, 1949 short story - 1 episode, 1949
Naiskohtaloita1947novel "Une vie"
The Private Affairs of Bel Ami1947novel "Bel Ami" - uncredited
Bel Ami1947novel "Bel Ami"
Deux amis1946Short by
Angel and Sinner1945stories: "Boule de Suif'; "Mademoiselle Fifi"
Mademoiselle Fifi1944short stories "Mademoiselle Fifi" and "Boule de Suif"
Räkna de lyckliga stunderna blott1944novel "Une veuve"
La fuga1944novel
Pierre et Jean1943novel "Pierre et Jean"
Romanze in Moll1943short story "Les bijoux" - uncredited
Bel Ami1939novel "Bel Ami"
A Day in the Country1936Short short story
Maria no Oyuki1935story "Boule de suif"
Boule de suif1934novel "Boule de suif"
The Woman of the Port1934story
The Orderly1933novelette "L'Ordonnance"
Ce cochon de Morin1932short story: Ce cochon de Morin
He1932novelette "Le Rosier de Madame Husson"
The Woman Disputed1928story "Boule de Suif"
Onna no isshô1928original story - novel "Une vie"
Bara en danserska1926novel "Pierre et Jean"
Yichuan zhenzhu1926novella
Ce cochon de Morin1924short story
Pierre et Jean1924novel "Pierre et Jean"
Opfer der Liebe1923story
L'auberge1922Short short story "L'auberge"
The Diamond Necklace1921short story "La Parure"
La main1920Short novel
Bel ami1919novel "Bel Ami"
The Bird of Prey1918story
Malyutka Elli1918based on a novel by
Doch isterzannoy Pol'shi1915short story "Mademoiselle Fifi"
Gente onesta1912Short story
At the Eleventh Hour1912/IShort story "The String of Pearls"
Her Hour of Triumph1912Short story
Elskovsbarnet1910Short novel "Brudegaven"
A Coward1909Short
The Necklace1909Short novel
The Son's Return1909Short novel
Limbo: A Small Measure of Peace2016Short story completed
Boule de suif2012writer completed
A Woman's Life2016novel
The Idyll2016Short short story: "Idylle"
Peter and John2015based on the book by
Les dimanches d'un bourgeois de Paris2015Short short story
522013TV Series original story - 1 episode
Ceux d'en haut2012Short short story
Bel Ami2012novel
Chez MaupassantTV Series short story - 17 episodes, 2007 - 2011 after - 4 episodes, 2007 by - 3 episodes, 2007 - 2011
Le Horla2010Short novel
Le Horla2009Short short story
Proud Iza2008Short short story
La maison Tellier2008TV Movie short story
Condecorado2006Short short story
Racconti neriTV Series 1 episode, 2006 short story "Lettre d'un fou" - 1 episode, 2006 short story "La morte" - 1 episode, 2006
Bel ami2005TV Movie based on the novel by
Une vie2005TV Movie novel
Pierre et Jean2004TV Movie novel "Pierre et Jean"
Dedictví slecny Innocencie2003TV Movie short story
Persiki i perchiki. Kurtuaznye istorii2003Video short stories and novel "Bel Ami"
Milácek2002TV Movie novel "Bel Ami"
Les tombales2002Short short story
L'uomo che piaceva alle donne - Bel Ami2001TV Movie novel "Bel Ami"
Pastoral2000Short short story "An Idyll"
Pedakam/The Box2000TV Movie story
Kimberly1999short story "Mouche"
Un après midi au parc1998Short short story
Los especiales de Doria1998TV Series 1 episode
La Main1997Short
Hantises1997short story "Le horla"
The Chain1996/IIShort story
Hodiny od Fourniera1995TV Movie short story
La lune trouble1995Short novel
Diário de um Território Ocupado1993Video short novel "Le Horla"
Le Horla1993Short short story
Mademoiselle Fifi ou Histoire de rire1992TV Movie stories
Volver1992Short novel
Woman of the Port1991story
Games of Desire1991novel
Binarius1991Short novel
Golden Braid1990story "La Chevelure"
Série roseTV Series short story - 2 episodes, 1987 - 1990 novel - 1 episode, 1986
Zbabelec1990short story
Ruanskaya deva po prozvishchu Pyshka1989TV Movie stories
Diabel1988TV Short short story
Dve z Paríze1988TV Movie novel
Ganz in Familie1987TV Movie novel
Madame Husson und ihr Tugendjüngling1987TV Movie original story
The Secrets of Love: Three Rakish Tales1986short story "La serre"
Mademoiselle Fifi1986TV Movie story "Mademoiselle Fifi"
L'ami MaupassantTV Series novel - 1 episode, 1986 short story - 1 episode, 1986
Albert Herring1985TV Movie after: "Le rosier de Madame Husson"
Die Heiratsannonce1985TV Movie original story
Martí, pare i fill1985TV Movie short story
U srcu moje plavuse1984Short short story: ' Two little soldiers '
Idylle1983Short short story
El jardín de Venus1983TV Series 4 episodes
Bel ami1983TV Mini-Series novel "Bel Ami"
Nostra madre1983TV Mini-Series novel - 5 episodes
Ein Pariser Abenteuer1982TV Movie story
Fort comme la mort1982TV Movie novel
Los exclusivos del Nueve1982TV Series 1 episode
La maison Tellier1981short story
Die Erbschaft1981TV Movie original story
Toine1980Short short story
Mont-Oriol1980TV Movie novel
Die Nichten der Frau Oberst1980novel
Alucinada Pelo Desejo1979novel
L'armoire1979Short short story "L'armoire"
Three Ripening Cherries1979essay - as Guy deMaupassant
Bel Ami1979TV Mini-Series novel - 4 episodes
Collections privées1979short story - segment "L'armoire"
Novela1978TV Series novel - 1 episode
Perintö1978TV Movie short story "L'Héritage"
Uit de wereld van Guy de Maupassant1976-1978TV Series story - 8 episodes
Le jour de noces1977novel "Une partie de Campagne"
Berthe1976short story
Bel Ami1976novel "Bel Ami"
Première neige1976TV Movie short story
El vicio y la virtud1975short story "Ivette"
El quinto jinete1975TV Series short story - 1 episode
Le père Amable1975TV Movie short story
Le port1974TV Movie short story
Madame Baptiste1974TV Movie novel
Violent Blood Bath1973story
Histoire d'une fille de ferme1973TV Movie short story
Histoire vraie1973TV Movie short story
Pierre et Jean1973TV Movie novel "Pierre et Jean"
Die Erbschaft1972TV Movie novelette
Estudio 11972TV Series 1 episode
Becicka1971TV Short short story
Der kleine Soldat1971Short novel
Bel Ami1971TV Series novel "Bel Ami" - 5 episodes
Yvette1971TV Movie novel
Alta comedia1971TV Series 2 episodes
Las grandes novelas1971TV Series 2 episodes
Pomsta1971TV Movie short story "Monsieur Parent"
Las sepulcrales1970Short story
Act of Separation1970TV Movie short story "Monsieur Parent"
ITV Saturday Night Theatre1970TV Series story - 1 episode
Sladké hry minulého léta1970TV Movie short story
El Horla1969Short story
Hôtel du commerce1969TV Movie play "Boule de Suif"
Bastina1969TV Movie novel
Madame and Her Niece1969novel
Die Kommode1969TV Movie original play
Ystävykset1969Short short story
Mouche1968TV Movie novel
Yeojaui ilsaeng1968novel
Die Nichten der Frau Oberst1968novel
Bel Ami1968TV Movie novel "Bel Ami"

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