Devouring de Maupassant: The Hand

Title: The Hand Date Read: 10 April 2017 Available Online?: YES Briefly: With everyone gathered around the fireplace, M. Bermutier takes the opportunity to relate the tale of English hunter Sir John Rowell, and the terrible fate that befell him. … [Read more...]

Devouring De Maupassant: Mother and Son

Title: Mother and Son Date Read: 10 April 2017 Available Online?: YES Briefly: Maitre Le Brument ('the illustrious judge'), tells of the time that he was summoned to the bedside of a dying woman, and asked to seek out a certain heir, long missing … [Read more...]

Devouring De Maupassant: Moonlight

Title: Moonlight Date Read: 18th November 2013 Available Online?: YES. Briefly: Madame Julie Roubere is excited to see her elder sister, Madame Henriette Letore who has returned from a trip to Switzerland. They embrace warmly and all is well, … [Read more...]

Devouring De Maupassant: Old Mongilet

Title: Old Mongilet Date Read: 18th November 2013 Available Online?: YES. Briefly: Unlike the rest of his office chums, old Mongilet wasn't taken with spending his summer weekends frolicking in the country. In fact preferring to spend his … [Read more...]

Devouring De Maupassant: The Spasm

Title: The Spasm Date Read: 11th November 2013 Available Online?: YES. Briefly: Always keen to seek out new diners entering the hotel restaurant, the narrator observes a father and daughter who have about their person 'the charm associated with … [Read more...]

Devouring De Maupassant: Our Letters

Title: Our Letters Date Read: 11th November 2013 Available Online?: YES. Briefly: The narrator returns to visit friends and takes up residence in a room that he has never stayed in before. During the night he wakes up with an urge to write … [Read more...]

Devouring De Maupassant: Discovery

Title: Discovery Date Read: 10th June 2013 Available Online?: YES. Briefly: The narrator boards a steamer for a short trip from Havre to Trouville. While onboard he bumps into his old friend Henri Sidoine, who explains why he hates the English … [Read more...]

Devouring De Maupassant: The Accursed Bread

Title: The Accursed Bread Date Read: 10th June 2013 Available Online?: YES. Briefly: It's Rose's wedding, and at the reception relations between the two families are a little awkward to say the least. The bridegroom is encouraged to perform a … [Read more...]

Devouring De Maupassant: The Dispenser of Holy Water

Title: The Dispenser of Holy Water Date Read: 11 February 2013 Available Online?: YES Briefly: The wheelwright and his wife are overjoyed when they are graced with a son, but a few short years later their happiness turns to sorrow when … [Read more...]

Devouring De Maupassant: Bertha

Title: Bertha Date Read: 11 February 2013 Available Online?: YES Briefly: Dr. Bonnet relates the tragic story of Bertha, a mentally deficient woman whom he worked with to establish some degree of cognitive understanding. Afterthoughts: … [Read more...]