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Guy de Maupassant Free Short Stories and Novels

Amazon search terms: Guy de Maupassant free Amazon Kindle Edition French Edition: Guy de Maupassant.

The following are all in French:

To search Amazon for free books, choose a famous Author that has been deceased for more than 100 years and add "free Amazon book".

For example, I entered: "Guy de Maupassant free Amazon book" and got this list of book by Guy de Maupassant.

These are in English: His short story collections are great and easy to read. There are about twelve volumes. I was able to get this list by searching Amazon for: Guy de Maupassant original short stories free Amazon book.

You can read them all online with with the kindle cloud reader.

The kindle optimizer google extension, adds instant Google Search and Translate functionality to the Kindle Cloud Reader.

More suggetions in this informative discussion.

January 23, 2019

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tiascott5

wow

January 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/01LearnFrench01

Hope you try them and enjoy them.

January 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oskalingo

Guy de Maupassant works on Wikisource:

https://fr.wikisource.org/wiki/Author:Guy_de_Maupassant

Already formatted into epub and mobi formats.

No need to use Amazon.

January 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/01LearnFrench01

Love your site recommendation, thanks! It's so great how everything is listed. I'll try it for another author as well.

January 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slogger

Great links. Thanks!

Thanks especially for the Kindle links and information--I received a Kindle Paperwhite for Christmas and am just learning how to use it.

Maupassant is one of the easier classic authors and he wrote plenty, so he provides good practice. There''s online audio of all of his works (purportedly) here. and online texts are available plenty of places, including here, or links to nice .pdf files here.

January 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/01LearnFrench01

Glad you like it.

What I like about the Amazon books is:

  • Ability to highlight text
  • Make notes linked to specific text
  • Click on a French word and get the definition with the Kindle optimizer extension.
  • Have everything saved for later review even sharing with others.

I'll use the audio you recommend to make sure I get the pronunciation correct.

I love hearing from those that have been on Duo for a long time. Thanks!

January 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slogger

You're welcome. Have fun!

January 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lafayette94th

Merci beaucoup! I actually read Boule de Suif and The Necklace in French class. I'm interested in reading his other stories. Great find! (Btw - I'm an American who has kept up with my French since then, and Duolingo has been a great way to practice!)

January 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/01LearnFrench01

That's impressive that you've kept up with the French. I've read the Necklace, and look forward to reading Boule de Suif also.

January 24, 2019
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