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Political backdrop to "The Lancer's Wife" (Franco-Prussian War)?

The reference to Bourbaki in the short story's first sentence makes clear that the story is set during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–1871. More specifically, the story is set after the defeat of ...
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Did Maupassant and Richepin know each other?

There appears to be evidence that Maupassant and Richepin met each other. A contemporary author, Octave Mirbeau (1848 – 1917), wrote in a letter to the sculptor Auguste Rodin dating from December 1885 ...
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