Guy de Maupassant (1850–1893)

Author of Bel-Ami

Includes the names: Guy de, Mopassan G., G. Mopassan, De Maupassa, Maupassant G, G. Maupassant, De Maupassant, De Maupassant, Guy Maupassant, Gi de Mopassan ... (see complete list), Guy Maupassant, G De Maupassant, G De Maupassant, Мопассан, De Maupassant. G, Guy de Maupasant, Guy De Maupasant, Guy D. Maupassant, Guy di Maupassant, Guy de Mauppasant, Guy du Maupassant, Guy de Maupassanr, Guy de Maupassant, Fuy de Maupassant, Guy Maupassant de, Guy de Maupassant, Guy Du MAUPASSANT, Guy de Maupassant, Guy de Maupassant, Guy de Maupassant, Guy de Maupassnat, Guy de Maupassant, Guy de Maupassant, Mauppasant de Guy, Maupassant de Guy, Guy de Maupaussant, Gary de Maupassant, Guy de Mauppassant, Guy the Mauppasant, Г.Д.Мопассан, Guy;b132 de Maupassant, Henri Guy de Maupassant, גי דה מופאסאן, Ги де Мопассан, Ги Мопассан, де, Henri Rene Guy De Maupassant, ギ・ド モーパッサン, Henri Rene Guy de Maupassant, Maupassant Guy de - Ill. Metivet, De Maupassant - Guy De Maupassant, Jean E. Peyrazat Guy de Maupassant, G. De Maupassant Guy de Maupassant, Henri Rene Albert Guy de Maupassant, Guy de. Illus. by Adolf Dehn MAUPASSANT, Marie (editor) de Guy; Lorenz Maupassant, Saxe (Editor) Guy De; Commins Maupassant, Clara (translator) de Guy; Dell Maupassant, Frankreich Guy de Schriftsteller Maupassant, Robert Arnot Guy de Paul Bourget Maupassant, Henry introduction. Guy de Maupassant. James, HAROLD NEWNHAM PENROSE SLOMAN GUY DE MAUPASSANT, Alfred; Cohn Guy; Sumichrast Maupassant, Adolphe, Translated and Edited By Dora Know Guy Maupassant, Guy de(Author Guy(Author) ; Maupassant Maupassant, Guy de Maupassant; Translated By Fanny Rousseau-Wa, Guy De Maupassant; Introduction Alec Waugh; Illust, Guy De Maupassant (Gesualdo Bufalino intro; Giusep, Guy De. Translated By Marjorie Laurie. Illustrated, Guy De Maupassant; Translator Marjorie Laurie; Int, Guy de Maupassant (Author); Andrew R. MacAndrew (Translator); Edward D. Sullivan (Foreoword)

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
14,535 (20,716)298869 (3.75)740

Top members (works)

Member favorites

1001 (48) 1001 books (74) 19th century (427) 19th century literature (51) anthology (544) classic (209) classics (235) collection (74) Easton Press (45) ebook (62) fantasy (92) fiction (2,033) Folio Society (58) France (384) French (681) French fiction (106) French literature (847) genere racconto (63) ghost stories (70) ghosts (72) Guy de Maupassant (146) hardcover (50) horror (485) literature (496) mystery (46) nouvelles (50) novel (199) Paris (44) Penguin Classics (66) read (53) Roman (175) science fiction (44) short fiction (55) short stories (1,626) short story (86) stories (156) supernatural (54) to-read (379) translation (92) unread (140)

Guy de Maupassant has 2 past events. (show)

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
Henri-René-Albert-Guy de Maupassant, an author of the naturalistic school, is called one of the fathers of the modern short story and his country's greatest short story writer.

He came from an aristocratic background and spent his childhood in Normandy. He wrote poetry in childhood. In 1869, he joined his brother in Paris and began studying law, but at the outbreak of the Franco-Purssian War, he enlisted in the army. From 1872 to 1880, he worked as a civil servant, first at the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, then at the Ministry of Education. He became a protégé of Gustave Flaubert and was a contributing editor for several leading newspapers such as Le Figaro and Le Gaulois. De Maupassant made his official poetry debut in 1880 and one of his poems was included in an anthology edited by Emile Zola. During the 1880s, de Maupassant wrote about 300 short stories, plus six novels, three travel books, and a volume of poetry. His best-known story is perhaps "The Necklace" ("La Parure"), first published in 1884. He had contracted syphilis in his twenties, and the disease caused increasing mental disorder; in 1892, he tried to commit suicide and was committed to a private asylum, where he died.
Disambiguation notice


Member ratings

Average: (3.75)
0.5 3
1 49
1.5 6
2 126
2.5 68
3 619
3.5 197
4 915
4.5 96
5 550

Author pictures (2)


(see all 2 author pictures)

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Guy de Maupassant is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Guy de Maupassant is composed of 71 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 113,195,454 books! | Top bar: Always visible