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Bel Ami, or The History of a Scoundrel

Guy de Maupassant

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

“He had faith in his good fortune, in that power of attraction which he felt within him - a power so irresistible that all women yielded to it.” Though firmly set in 1880s Paris, Maupassant's gripping story of an amoral journalist on the make could, with only slight modifications of detail, be updated to the 1960s, to the Reagan-Thatcher years, or maybe to the present day. Anti-hero Georges Duroy is a down-at-heel ex-soldier of no particular talent. Good-looking but somewhat lacking in self-confidence, he discovers an ability to control and exploit women - whereupon his career in journalism takes off, fuelled by the corruption of colleagues and government arrivistes. He may be a provincial Don Juan, but he is neither accident-prone nor heading for a fall... A Hollywood screen adaptation is in preparation at the time of recording.(Summary by Martin Geeson)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

28:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

36:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:33


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:08