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On the River (short story)

  • Also Published As: En canot
  • Also Published As: On the Water
  • Original French Title: Sur l'eau
  • Type: Short Story
  • Length: 9 page
the superb story, so far as the description of a night is concerned, Sur l'Eau (On the River). Leo Tolstoy

On the River is a short story by French author Guy de Maupassant. - AsNotedIn

One evening while we were walking on the banks of the Seine, I asked him to tell me some anecdotes of his nautical life. My good man immediately becomes animated, transfigures and eloquent, almost poetic. He had in his heart a great passion, an all-consuming, irresistible passion: the river.
Guy de Maupassant, On the River

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  • Ile-de-France, France I rented a little country house last summer on the banks of the Seine, several leagues from Paris, and went out there to sleep every evening.


Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1876/03/10 Guy de Maupassant Author "On the River" by Guy de Maupassant is published in Le Bulletin Francais.

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Particulars for On the River (short story):
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Weather Fog, mist a thick cloud of tiny water droplets suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth's surface which obscures visibility, Fog is more dense than mist
Narrative Arts Narrative an account of connected events
Time Night period of darkness in each twenty-four hours the time from sunset to sunrise
Narrative Arts Prose ordinary written language
Art Type Short Story short form narrative fiction

Original Language: French

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