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Alien hearts

Author: Guy de Maupassant; Richard Howard
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, ©2009.
Series: New York Review Books classics.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alien Hearts "was the last novel that Guy de Maupassant completed before succumbing to the effects of tertiary syphilis of which he was to die at forty-three. It is the most original and surprising of his novels and the one in which he attains a truly tragic perception of the wounded human heart. "Alien Hearts "is the story of lovers bound by bitterness as much as by passion. Maupassant's hero falls for a woman of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Love stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Guy de Maupassant; Richard Howard
ISBN: 9781590172605 1590172604
OCLC Number: 302189222
Language Note: Translated from French.
Notes: "A new translation by Richard Howard."--Cover.
Description: xiii, 177 p. ; 21 cm.
Series Title: New York Review Books classics.
Other Titles: Notre cœur.
Responsibility: Guy de Maupassant ; translated from the French and with a preface by Richard Howard.

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Alien Hearts is the story of three lovers bound by bitterness as much as passion. Maupassant's artist hero falls for a woman of the world-a glacially dazzling beauty whose past with an abusive  Read more...

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