Bel-Ami

Bel Ami La Belle poque Georges Duroy se retrouve Paris sans argent en qu te d ascension sociale Un soir il rencontre Forestier un ancien camarade de r giment qui va lui proposer un poste de journaliste la Vi

  • Title: Bel-Ami
  • Author: Guy de Maupassant
  • ISBN: 9782266163743
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • La Belle poque Georges Duroy se retrouve Paris sans argent en qu te d ascension sociale Un soir, il rencontre Forestier un ancien camarade de r giment qui va lui proposer un poste de journaliste la Vie Fran aise Il fait alors la connaissance de Clotilde de Marelle, la cousine de Madeleine Forestier, qui va lui faire d couvrir une ducation sentimentale tr s libre.La Belle poque Georges Duroy se retrouve Paris sans argent en qu te d ascension sociale Un soir, il rencontre Forestier un ancien camarade de r giment qui va lui proposer un poste de journaliste la Vie Fran aise Il fait alors la connaissance de Clotilde de Marelle, la cousine de Madeleine Forestier, qui va lui faire d couvrir une ducation sentimentale tr s libre Sa beaut et son charme lui ouvrent le c ur des autres femmes qu il c toie et peu peu il occupe des postes plus importants au journal Tout le monde adopte le surnom Bel Ami donn par Laurine, la fille de Clotilde la mort de son ami Forestier, il pouse sa femme Madeleine et devient aussi l amant de Madame Walter, l pouse de son patron Pour parfaire son ascension, il parvient contraindre Madeleine au divorce apr s un constat d adult re et pouse Suzanne, la fille de Madame Walter, enrichie par des sp culations boursi res Il finira riche, c l bre, d put et m me ministre.

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  • Guy de Maupassant

    Henri Ren Albert Guy de Maupassant was a popular 19th century French writer He is one of the fathers of the modern short story A protege of Flaubert, Maupassant s short stories are characterized by their economy of style and their efficient effortless d nouement He also wrote six short novels A number of his stories often denote the futility of war and the innocent civilians who get crushed in it many are set during the Franco Prussian War of the 1870s.

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  • Guy de Maupassant was responsible for a couple of items named Bel-Ami. One was his very successful 1885 novel and the other was his small sailing yacht.Here is what the latter looked like, from a Sale advertisement.Advertisement for the sale of Guy de Maupassant's Yacht 'Bel-Ami' (litho) (b/w photo)In Maupassant’s mind both the novel and the boat must have had a great deal in common, for we must remember that le bateau in French is of a masculine genre. I also see a link in the great deal of p [...]


  • For a novel published in 1885 and set in the Paris of that period, this novel has a remarkably modern feel. It's about sleazy journalism, corrupt politicians, sex, money and power. And through it all is the Bel-Ami of the title - Georges Duroy, who uses his liaisons with rich and / or powerful women to achieve the wealth and social position he craves. Bel-Ami is the nickname given to him by the daughter of a mistress. It means "handsome (or beautiful) friend", but the nickname, like almost every [...]


  • A while back, I happened to read some of De Maupassant's darkly humorous short stories from the 'Parisian affair' collection and found them a pure delight. He no doubt had a talent of capturing the bourgeousie society and predominantly focusing on relationships between men and women, exploring the nature of the human character, thumbs up here.'Bel-Ami' although a solid enough read just didn't leave me with that same feeling of his shorter work. Zola, Balzac and Flaubert I find far more engaging [...]


  • Guy de Maupassant's 1885 portrayal of a scoundrel of the highest order, is set in Paris and was written with great style and not a little humour. It really brings this period to life, and though this isn't edge of the seat stuff, the pages turn just as quickly following the exploits of George Duroy - journalist ( reputedly ) serial adulterer ( certainly ) and general rake, who'll stop at nothing to attain wealth, power, and recognition. Even though this was written in 1885, it seems that nothing [...]


  • 826. Bel-Ami = The History of a Scoundrel, Guy de MaupassantBel Ami is the second novel by French author Guy de Maupassant, published in 1885; an English translation titled Bel Ami, or, The History of a Scoundrel: A Novel first appeared in 1903. The story chronicles journalist Georges Duroy's corrupt rise to power from a poor ex-NCO to one of the most successful men in Paris, most of which he achieves by manipulating a series of powerful, intelligent, and wealthy women.The novel is set in Paris [...]


  • Just who is Bel Ami? 'bel ami' (beautiful/handsome friend) is Georges Duroy, ostensibly a love rat, a man intent on procuring fortune and social status by way of the women in his life rather than by more usual means. A man of humble parentage, he's an ex-soldier with nothing to live on but his desire to do better for himself; trading on his charm, his wit, good looks and sex appeal. Never satisfied with what he has, Duroy furthers his status, employment and bank balance via his wife and his mist [...]


  • On the surface, the moral of the book is simple: be a complete bastard, treat all the women you meet like dirt and exploit them as much as possible, and you'll be a stunning success. The author stays deadpan thoughout; it's impossible to tell for sure whether he's being ironic, though one strongly suspects he is. Fans of the Flashman series will probably enjoy this too.Isaiah's comment highlighted for me why the book is so fascinating. Most people don't want to admit to themselves how important [...]


  • 5 starsThis is a really good story and I totally loved it. I mean I LOVED it.When you come across fiction that it this good you must stand up and clap. I am clapping. OK now, Chrissie, explain why you loved it.I loved it because I was laughing from start to finish. I loved it because it has a message that is oh so true. The message being that those who succeed, those who attain power, and position and money and fame very often do it by the least of admirable methods. This dire message is neverth [...]


  • É capaz de ter uns spoilersitos.George Duroy - mais tarde George Du Roy de Cantel e para sempre Bel-Ami - não tinha bens, não tinha conhecimentos, não tinha família influente. Não tinha nada disto mas queria tudo.Subiu na horizontal, foi suficientemente astuto para perceber que as grandes oportunidades nasciam muitas vezes na intimidade das alcovas. E não era necessariamente entre cônjugesAs mulheres rendiam-se-lhe; conquistou por oportunismo, conquistou por vaidade, conquistou por vinga [...]


  • A rollicking tale from Flaubert’s protégé chronicling the inexorable rise of social climber Georges Duroy. Translated by Douglas Parmée, who rendered A Sentimental Education into irresistibly sumptuous English, Bel-Ami is powered by electrifying dialogue and a terse descriptive prowess Flaubert seemingly overemphasised to Maupassant—the prose is so compact you could park it in your driveway. Duroy is a misanthropic schemer and exploiter, but something of a “working-class hero,” if we [...]


  • This was my first Maupassant novel and it impressed me as a brilliantly told story about how a journalist-turned-parvenu of low-born parentage attained status, wealth and power by sleazy means in Third Republic France.In a witty and crisp style, the story flows smoothly along as the protagonist jumps from one woman’s embrace to the next, gathering each time more worldly benefits like career advancement, social recognition, wealth and status. His only weapon of conquest is his youth and his han [...]


  • Ο Ζωρζ Ντυρουά άλλως ο Φιλαράκος (Bel-Ami) είναι από τους πιο αντιπαθητικούς χαρακτήρες που διάβασα αν όχι φέτος, την τελευταία δεκαετία. Το δε εξώφυλλο ασχολίαστο. . .Όπως λέει και η λέξη άλλως (το οποίο χαρακτηρίζει, τουλάχιστο στην Κύπρο, άτομα του υποκόσμου), ο Ντυρουά είναι έ [...]


  • Maupassant's accidental careerist moves with charm fromboudoirs to ballrooms in this worldly social comedy. Thestory is very contemporary : it reveals print journalismwith its tricky newshounds, vulgar publishers and ambitiousscenesters - pretentious, posturing - for whom insincerityis almost enough. The observant Maupassant says that toooften nothing succeeds like mediocrity and a big portionof luck. Ironic, pitiless and monstrously humane.


  • بالاخره همت کردم و کتاب تموم شدبل امی!!!! برعکس لقبی که به شخصیت اصلی داستان داده شده، ژرژ شخصیتی بسیار نفرت انگیز داشت. رمان شخصیتی دارد به نام " ژورژ دوروا " که جوانی است بي اصل و نسب و فاقد تحصيلات ، جویای نام و شهرستانی و فقیر که میکوشد با شناختن راههای نفوذ در مطبوعات، نامی بر [...]


  • This book would make an excellent HBO mini series! A glorious amoral tale of rags to riches through fraud, sex and shameless self-aggrandizement. I loved the ferocity of the omniscient narrator. There is something of the satire in this book, and the reader can only but squirm and smile in turn as fortune favours our totally corruptible 'hero'.


  • Bel-Ami What a great discovery! I honestly enjoyed reading this. It is fluid and addictive, really, and Maupassant offers a good range of characters of the time, more or less interesting but with a role in the plot, which I greatly appreciate; I particularly liked the pessimism (however realistic) of the poet Norbert de Varenne - I also believe that Maupassant has a bit of him in that character (they are both obsessed and consumed by the idea of death , especially).That, in any case, radically [...]


  • Cuando era niño, en mis tardes de aburrición, solía acudir a los largos libreros que había en la casa paterna y entretenerme en leer y releer los títulos de todos los libros que contenían esos estantes de color café. Entre todos estos títulos, había algunos que me parecían interesantes, otros misteriosos, otros divertidos, otros sugerían aventura o romance y los que más llamaban mi atención me invitaban incluso a leer la pequeña reseña que se hacía de ellos en la parte posterior. [...]


  • In Whit Stillman's film, Metropolitan, one character describes his rival as follows in a funny scene at a Debutante Ball after-party:"Rick Von Slonecker is tall, rich, good-looking, stupid, dishonest, conceited, a bully, liar, drunk and thief, an egomaniac, and probably psychotic. In short, highly attractive to women."That description from a 1990's Indie comedy of manners could apply to Georges Duroy, aka Bel Ami, the quintessential unlikeable protagonist of Maupassant's 1885 masterpiece. Grante [...]


  • Al realismo del romanzo di costume di Flaubert, che con il suo Madame Bovary ha fatto scandalo, oltre che storia, preferisco a mia sorpresa l'allievo: l'antieroe di Maupassant, Bel-Ami, è straordinario.L'egoista, arrivista e sensuale Georges Duroy è la sintesi perfetta di una società viziata e corrotta, la sua totale mancanza di scrupoli lo rende a mio avviso uno dei personaggi più interessanti della letteratura francese dell'Ottocento. Non ci sono in questo protagonista tutti i tratti salie [...]


  • Basic instinctDuroy, soprannominato Bel Ami, è un uomo opportunista, cinico, ambizioso, senza scrupoli, invidioso, dalle capacità mediocri, che non guarda in faccia e non ama nessuno. Non sa scrivere, è abbastanza ignorante, ma fa il giornalista. Non è un nobile, ma fa il nobile. Non è ricco, ma si atteggia a ricco, spendendo e spandendo. Non è interessato alle persone, ma diventa un politico. Non è un gentiluomo, maltratta e tradisce le donne, ma piace alle donne. Capisco di avere sbagli [...]


  • If Flaubert has his heroine Madame Bovary, then Guy de Maupassant has his hero, George Duroy, nicknamed "Bel Ami" ( can't understand, however, why in the English translation of the book "Bel Ami" is translated as "Pretty Boy" when it actually means "good friend" and "pretty/beautiful boy" is "beaux garcon"). Both characters, you will either love or hate.Had George Duroy (he later changed it to "George Du Roy" after he succeeded in marrying into money to make his name more aristocratic-sounding) [...]


  • Δεν είναι το πρώτο βιβλίο που διάβασα με παρόμοιο θέμα. Γενικότερα, η διαφθορά των Παριζιάνων του 19ου αιώνα, και δη σε ρεαλιστική-νατουραλιστική γραφή, είναι ένα θέμα με το οποίο έχουν καταπιαστεί αρκετοί, πέρα από τον Maupassant, όπως ο Zola, ο Flaubert και ο Balzac. Η απληστία του Bel-ami μου [...]


  • In vague technical terms, this is a French realist story about a young disaffected impoverished officer who learns the mechanisms of social norms, and uses them to advance his own position within society, with substantial commentary on the decay of French morality in the 19th century.In other words, it's the story of a complete shit-heel who manipulates money and people and rises through society quite easily. Maupassant has a few cutting remarks (see - fencing scene) and he has a very nice contr [...]


  • 4.5 * Since most of my holiday reading books were complete & total dreck, seeing my Kindle used for good as well as evil was a bit of a relief.& I'm not saying that Georges was good! For me, the change in Georges from a pleasant if rather aimless young man to evil personified was a bit abrupt, but that could have been the translation or me not paying enough attention to the clues being laid. Certainly not a word was wasted.The ending genuinely surprised me. My first read of this author b [...]


  • Here's to scalawags; I loved this tale of triumph about an absolute bastard who quickly understands how the world works. I thought at times that Bel-Ami was an almost self-conscious pastiche of sorts, including the better bits from previous hallmark novels of Parisian decadence. Apparently, such wasn't exclusively the case. The novel remains an incredible joy, a vibrant pulse of narrative curiosity and folly.


  • I got my clammy adolescent hands on this just months before my parents mustered the courage to give me The Talk. Oops. "But Mom, I already know about all that stuffWho told me? Umm, my friend, GeeWho's he? Umm, he's this, like, syphilitic roué I met at Barnes and Noble."


  • Je ne suis pas déçue d'avoir enfin découvert le classique fascinant qu'est Bel-Ami ! Le personnage aussi fascinant que détestable qu'est Georges Duroy m'a embarquée du début à la fin dans sa course folle pour le pouvoir et la célébrité. J'aurais pu en lire des centaines de pages supplémentaires ! Maupassant est en plus hyper accessible, donc n'hésitez pas une seule seconde !


  • I’ve read so many French novels about cads and ladies men that I’m now something of an expert. I am able to recognise the subtle differences of approach these men take, and their various motivations, like a marine biologist who can adroitly identify different breeds of shark, which to a layman would all look the same. Take, for example, Julien Sorel, who conducts his amorous pursuits as though they were a military campaign, who, as I said in my review of The Red and The Black, is all about w [...]


  • "Non vedeva nessuno. Non pensava che a sé.""Duroy aveva la parola facile ma banale, possedeva un certo fascino nella voce, molta grazia nello sguardo e un’irresistibile forza di seduzione nei baffi.""A tasche vuote e col sangue bollente", Duroy è terribilmente attratto dalle donne. Che guarda tutte. In maniera indiscriminata. La prima che cede al suo fascino "era una brunona dalla carnagione imbiancata dalla crema, l’occhio nero, allungato, sottolineato dalla matita, incorniciato da enormi [...]


  • Este livro, apesar de ter sido publicado em França no ano de 1885, continua a ser muito actual, pois no decurso da sua leitura não deixava de comparar os acontecimentos de então com muito do que se passa actualmente.De facto, a crítica social que perpassa por toda a história relativamente às pessoas que conseguem ascender social, económica e politicamente, usando tudo e todos, sem se preocuparem com as consequências dos seus actos, e interessando-se unicamente em serem ricos, famosos, ad [...]


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