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By Guy de Maupassant

Los mejores libros jamás escritos. El mayor logro de Maupassant como novelista: un bold retrato sobre una sociedad en declive.

Un joven apuesto llega a París procedente de Argelia, donde ha pasado dos años movilizado con el ejército. Su buena fortuna le proporciona un encuentro informal con un amigo de l. a. infancia que trabaja como periodista y le introduce en su círculo. El encanto own de Duroy, el protagonista, comienza a abrirle puertas... Pronto verá que l. a. lealtad no es el camino más rápido para ingresar en l. a. aristocracia; l. a. maquinación y l. a. seducción lo elevarán hasta las más altas esferas de París.

La presente edición, en traducción de Carlos de Arce, incluye un artículo escrito por el ganador del prestigioso Premio Goncourt Jean-Louis Bory y recoge escritos, tanto del autor como ajenos, sobre los angeles recepción en su época del mayor logro literario de man de Maupassant.

«Y si acaso enviuda, acuérdese de mi candidatura.»

Jean-Paul Sartre dijo...
«En el ascenso de Duroy entendemos el declive de toda una sociedad.»

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Arriving in New York, he registers in a hotel, respectable but not expensive, that his friends are unlikely to frequent (he is mortified at the prospect of encountering old acquaintances who will know the reason for his flight). When Hurstwood舗s fortunes begin to decline, he idles away wintry afternoons in a lounge chair at the newly constructed Broadway Central Hotel, keeping warm. When he becomes indigent, he seeks work at this same hotel; he performs menial tasks in the basement. The irony of his drastic change of fortune is not lost on Hurstwood.

Emerging from treatment, Dreiser resumed editing and eventually secured a job as editor-in-chief with Butterick Publications. In 1907 Sister Carrie was reissued and Dreiser舗s literary accomplishment acknowledged, but in 1910 a romance with the daughter of a co-worker forced him to resign his post at Butterick. Undaunted, Dreiser completed his second novel, Jennie Gerhardt (1911) and, inspired by its modest success, became a full-time writer. Never a faithful husband, Dreiser permanently separated from his wife in 1912, but the couple never divorced.

And so this is your first visit to Chicago,舡 he observed. All the time she was conscious of certain features out of the side of her eye. Flush, colourful cheeks, a light moustache, a grey fedora hat. She now turned and looked upon him in full, the instincts of self-protection and coquetry mingling confusedly in her brain. 舠I didn舗t say that,舡 she said. 舡 His suit was of a striped and crossed pattern of brown wool, new at that time, but since become familiar as a business suit. The low crotch of the vest revealed a stiff shirt bosom of white and pink stripes.

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