Definitions of Guy de Maupassant

  1. A French novelist; born at the Chateau de Miromesnil( Seine-Inferieure), Aug. 5, 1850; died at Passy, July 6, 1893. He was for some time clerk at the navy department, Paris. He published over twenty volumes, among them the collections of short stories "The Sisters Rondoli"( 1884), "Tales of Day and Night"( 1885), "The Left Hand"( 1889); the novels "Peter and John"( 1888), "Strong as Death"( 1889), "Our Heart"( 1893); the books of travel "In the Sunshine"( 1884), "On the Water"( 1888), "A Wandering Life"( 1890); "The Book Agent"( 1900). Unsettled by the insanity and death of a brother, he himself died in an asylum.