Bel-Ami is the second novel by French author Guy de Maupassant, published in 1885; an English translation titled Bel Ami, or, The History of a Scoundrel: A Novel first appeared in 1903. The story chronicles journalist Georges Duroy's corrupt rise to power from a poor former cavalry NCO in France's African colonies, to one of the most successful men in Paris, most of which he achieves by manipulating a series of powerful, intelligent, and wealthy women.
- Guy de Maupassant
Bel Ami is the second novel by French author Guy de Maupassant, published in 1885; an English translation titled Bel Ami, or, The History of a Scoundrel: A Novel first appeared in 1903.
Guy de Mauppasant (1850-1893) lived a short but productive life as a short story writer and a novelist. He was a Norman who was heavily influenced by Flaubert. His novel "Bel-Ami" is a great work of art deserving a wide readership. His chief character "Georges Duroy" is in many ways a male Madame Bovary.
- Guy de Maupassant
Bel-Ami, novel by Guy de Maupassant, published in 1885. Maupassant is perhaps best known as a writer of short fiction, and he utilizes the shorter form as a structuring principle for his longer productions. The hero of Bel-Ami ("Good Friend"), Georges Duroy, arrives in Paris as an innocent from the provinces, but in realizing the ascendant power of journalism, rapidly apprehends (and cheerfully exploits) the amorality and decadence at its heart.
About Bel Ami. Bel Ami was first published in 1885 as Guy de Maupassant’s second book. It tells the story of one man’s rise to become one of the most successful men in Paris. With this background, Maupassant casts a critical gaze on the society of his time and the problems which plague it.
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Bel-Ami est un roman réaliste de Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893), publié en 1885. Le roman paraît d'abord sous forme de feuilleton dans le quotidien Gil Blas, avant d'être édité en volume aux éditions Victor Havard. Les éditions Ollendorff publieront la première édition illustrée en 1895.