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By Guy de Maupassant

ISBN-10: 0191606006

ISBN-13: 9780191606007

[Translated through David Coward]

In addition to the name tale, this option of twenty-seven tales contains one in every of Maupassant's most famed stories, "The Necklace," and "Le Horla," a story with unusual parallels to the author's personal descent into insanity, in addition to many different provocative and sometimes chilling works--spanning the complete variety of human experiences--from low farce, to excessive tragedy.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from worldwide. every one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative invaluable positive factors, together with professional introductions by means of major specialists, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra learn, and lots more and plenty extra.

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When Otho loudly demanded to see Frodo, Merry bowed politely. 'He is indisposed,' he said. ' 'Hiding, you mean,' said Lobelia. 'Anyway we want to see him and we mean to see him. ' Merry left them a long while in the hall, and they had time to discover their parting gift of spoons. It did not improve their tempers. Eventually they were shown into the study. Frodo was sitting at a table with a lot of papers in front of him. He looked indisposed – to see Sackville-Bagginses at any rate; and he stood up, fidgeting with something in his pocket.

On this occasion the presents were unusually good. The hobbit-children were so excited that for a while they almost forgot about eating. There were toys the like of which they had never seen before, all beautiful and some obviously magical. Many of them had indeed been ordered a year before, and had come all the way from the Mountain and from Dale, and were of real dwarf-make. When every guest had been welcomed and was finally inside the gate, there were songs, dances, music, games, and, of course, food and drink.

On a gold pen and ink-bottle. Milo never answered letters. For ANGELICA'S use, from Uncle Bilbo; on a round convex mirror. She was a young Baggins, and too obviously considered her face shapely. For the collection of HUGO BRACEGIRDLE, from a contributor; on an (empty) book-case. Hugo was a great borrower of books, and worse than usual at returning them. For LOBELIA SACKVILLE-BAGGINS, as a PRESENT; on a case of silver spoons. Bilbo believed that she had acquired a good many of his spoons, while he was away on his former journey.

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