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Bel Ami

The History of a Scoundrel

Published by Start Publishing LLC
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

Returning from three years of military service in Algeria, journalist Georges Duroy takes advantage of his mistresses to achieve success. He wields his charm with unscrupulous ambition, becoming one of the most powerful men in Paris. In his 1885 novel Bel Ami, Maupassant constructs a cynical portrait of human nature.