I read somewhere that Maupassant wrote ten short stories on the 1870 war between France and Prussia. I know "Boule de suif", "Deux amis", "Un duel", "Madame Sauvage" and "Mademoiselle Fifi".

What are the five other stories?

  • Are you sure that all of the latter ten were truly by Maupassant? There's a number of short stories which have been falsely attributed to him, including at least one ("The Lancer’s Wife" / "La Uhlane" by Richepin) set during the Franco-Prussian war.
    – Rand al'Thor
    Apr 11, 2021 at 12:38
  • Hi Bazin. I don't understand why you deleted this question. You could have received answers to both questions if you had split them up as two separate posts. Before you deleted it, it had two reopen votes.
    – Tsundoku
    Apr 12, 2021 at 16:09
  • I've cast the final votes to undelete and reopen your question, now that it's been restricted to a single query, and I see you've posted the second one as a new question. Now hopefully you can get answers to both :-) (cc @Tsundoku)
    – Rand al'Thor
    Apr 12, 2021 at 18:20

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Besides the stories mentioned in the question, I have found the following stories by Maupassant that are set during the Franco-Prussian war:

It appears that Maupassant wrote eleven short stories that are set during the Franco-Prussian war, unless I overlooked one (or more).

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