In Guy de Maupassant's third person short story "The House of Madame Tellier," a respectable peasant woman inherits a house from her uncle in the Normandy countryside, out of which she runs a brothel. Though Madame Tellier has a positive relationship in her community and with her five employees, she is unsure what to do when her brother invites her out of town for her niece's confirmation. An impromptu trip away with employees challenges the women to understand themselves and one another better. The short story explores themes including morality, spirituality, and community.
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Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) is the most celebrated of French short-story writers. The brilliance of his technique is combined with an ethical nihilism.Guy de Maupassant was ...
Acknowledged throughout the world as one of the masters of the short story, Guy de Maupassant was also the author of a collection of poetry, a volume of plays, six novels, three travel journals, and m...