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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,661 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Guy de Maupassant Narrator: Víctor Prieto Publisher: NEAR, S.A. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2010 ISBN:
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Guy de Maupassant (1850 - 1893)Henry René Albert Guy de Maupassant nació en Dieppe, Francia, el 5 de agosto de 1850. Maupassant fue admirador y amigo de Gustave Flaubert al que conoció en 1867. Flaubert lo tomó bajo su protección, le abrió la puerta de algunos periódicos y le presentó a Iván Turgénev y Émile Zola. 'El Horla' relata la llegada a Francia de unos seres invisibles que se alimentan de agua y leche, e influyen en las mentes humanas, siendo la vanguardia de una hueste de espectros que han llegado para subyugar a la humanidad. Su narrativa es tensa, con un estilo inigualable, relatado en primera persona, como un diario personal que refleja los acontecimientos que le suceden al protagonista. Algunos críticos ven paralelismos con la vida de Maupassant. El Horla fue escrito mientras sufría una crisis, consecuencia de una sífilis que lentamente fue erosionando su cuerpo y su salud mental. El Horla es uno de los relatos más extraordinarios de Maupassant. Parte de su encanto procede de la elección del estilo narrativo. El Horla destaca por la profunda evocación de la otra realidad, del Otro: una especie de sombra o reflejo que puede ser externo y ajeno a nosotros, o bien una mirada introspectiva hacia los vastos abismos que allí residen. 'Dos Amigos': En pleno asedio de París y cuando las tropas prusianas se acercaban a la ciudad, dos amigos aficionados a la pesca deciden dirigirse a la orilla del Sena pese al peligro de encontrarse con el enemigo invasor. Cuando ya habían capturados unos cuantos ejemplares, una patrulla enemiga los detiene y los acusa de espionaje.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rémi | 2/20/2014

    " A very short novel but incredibly well written. A fantastic novel before anyone else "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melanie | 2/2/2014

    " One of the many books I read in high school and need to read again, because I'm pretty sure having to study every word of it just grossed me out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ladygwen | 2/1/2014

    " C'est beaucoup des histoires bizares, je pense. Les deux est a propos de le inconnu et les mysterieuse. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 1/27/2014

    " I've had a cold recently...or maybe it's the Horla. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 1/14/2014

    " Pre-Lovecraft descent-into-madness tale. Chilling. This edition includes two prior versions of the story that only added to its creepiness. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauren | 1/13/2014

    " the complete loss of self can sometimes mean a complete loss of interest to others on paper "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Adypants | 1/6/2014

    " an incredibly boring account of idiocy in the form of paranoia and pyromania. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kitty with Curls | 12/14/2013

    " This story is laughably bad, in French and in English. On the other hand, it's so predictable that I could understand it fairly easily. It helps that Maupassant can't seem to use a single word without tacking on at least two of its synonyms afterward. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yannick | 11/28/2013

    " I read the book at the high school and I love it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liz89 | 11/11/2013

    " had to read if for university - still cannot understand why... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 1/20/2013

    " Even though it's about a monster (or is it?) one can relate... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sharon | 12/5/2012

    " Apparently, a discussion of insanity. I read it sophomore year at Cal and still have it in my collection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fajar | 1/23/2012

    " Tampak seperti paduan Black Swan dan Lovecraftian Horror. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/20/2011

    " Excellent little nouvelle - way ahead of its time. Great elements of science fiction and real science. Awesome and creepy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edward Batres | 3/24/2011

    " My first French science fiction... "

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Author Guy de Maupassant

Guy de Maupassant (1850–1893) was a popular nineteenth-century French writer, considered one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of the form’s finest exponents. A protégé of Flaubert, his stories are characterized by their economy of style and efficient, effortless dénouement. Many of the stories are set during the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s, and several describe the futility of war and the innocent civilians who, caught in the conflict, emerge changed. He authored some three hundred short stories, six novels, three travel books, and one volume of verse.