Guy de Maupassant; Richard Howard
|语言注释：||Translated from French.|
|注意：||"A new translation by Richard Howard."--Cover.|
|描述：||xiii, 177 p. ; 21 cm.|
|丛书名：||New York Review Books classics.|
|责任：||Guy de Maupassant ; translated from the French and with a preface by Richard Howard.|
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 the world, a glacially dazzling beauty whose past with an abusive husband leads her to hold him-and everyone-at arm's length. He seeks solace with a servant girl, but remains racked by pointless infatuation.