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The original edition of the first novel, Pantagruel, was most likely published in 1532 by Claude Nourry in Lyon and only one copy of this edition has survived. This copy is in the archives of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BNF), where it is identified as RES-Y2- 2146 (Pantagruel, ed. Defaux: 19). A scanned version of this 1532 edition can be browsed ...


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This is from Les fêtes quotidiennes (1912): Il en est pour qui la vie est chose simple, chose facile et de tous les jours; on fait sa correspondance, on « fait l’amour », on fait, avant tout, « ses affaires » et puis on recommence encore le lendemain avec seulement la même règle que la veille et qui est d’éviter les grandes joies barbares de même que les ...


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This is very reminiscent of a passage in the middle of Chapter V of Bel-Ami (admittedly a short novel, rather than a short story). This can be found on page 182 in the version of “La Bibliotheque Électronique du Quebec” which is available online. Et Duroy, pour la première fois, songea à tout ce qu’il ne savait point dans la vie passée de cettefemme, et il ...


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I have found the following stories by Maupassant that are situation during the Franco-Prussian war: Le Mariage du lieutenant Laré, published in 1878; see "Le Mariage du lieutenant Laré" on Wikisource, La Folle, published in 1882; see "La Folle" on Wikisource, L'Aventure de Walter Schnaffs, published in 1883; see "L’Aventure de ...


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