‘Written with severe frankness’ | Bel-Ami | Guy de Maupassant | Ray Noyes

Maupassant (1850-1893) began life in Normandy but soon realised that a provincial existence was not for him; Paris beckoned. Having secured a job on a Parisian newspaper, he began encountering those who occupied the higher strata in society and seemed to be enjoying the hedonistic high life of the time. Soon after joining the newspaper, […]