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Biography of Henry Guy de Maupassant


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Maupassant (mo-pa'-son'(g)), Henri Guy de. French novelist. Born in 1850. Pupil and follower of Flaubert, under whom he studied for seven years, beginning to write in 1880. His chief works are "La Maison Tellier," "Les Contes de la Becasse," "Yvette," "Contes du Jur et de Nuit," "Pierre et Jean," and "Afloat." In 1891 his mind became deranged. Died at Passy, 1893.