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Butterball (Hesperus Classics) free pdf Butterball is Maupassant's most critically acclaimed short story. Set during the Franco-Prussian war, it is a sympathetic and original portrayal of a prostitute's mistreatment at the hands of a cold-hearted bourgeoisie. When Butterball's carriage is halted by Prussian soldiers, they demand her sexual services in ransom. Her fellow passengers - hitherto so disdainful of her company - are suddenly more than happy to benefit from her 'immoral' trade. But Butterball is a loyal French nationalist: and she refuses on principle to sleep with the enemy. Through the warmth and generosity of his prostitute heroine, Maupassant exposes the hypocrisy of the French middle-classes.

About Guy de Maupassant

The French writer and novelist Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) was a literary disciple of Flaubert and Zola. He is most famous for his short stories which depict the humdrum fate of the middle- and working-classes. Born in Australia, writer and feminist Germaine Greer is most famous for the hugely influential feminist treatise: The Female Eunuch.

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Author : Guy de Maupassant
Publisher : Hesperus Press Ltd
Data Published : 29 May 2003
ISBN : 1843910470
EAN : 9781843910473
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 112 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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