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Isbn: 978-87-2650-687-7
Publisher: Saga Egmont
Novels Historic facsimile Romance Feelgood
Accessible since: September 2020



Being Maupassant’s second-published novel, "Bel Ami" follows the vile and corrupt rags-to-riches rise to power of Georges Duroy, a young man of endless opportunities, but easily corrupted by the shining façade of power. The protagonist’s self-centred way of life involves his derogatory attitude towards women, sexual encounters, corrupt politicians, and money. The novel is a strong social critique of Maupassant against the egotistical urges in a money- and power-driven society. A Hollywood production came in 2012, starring Robert Pattinson and Uma Thurman.

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