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The Apparition (short story)

  • Also Published As: A Ghost
  • Also Published As: An Apparition
  • Original French Title: Apparition
  • Type: Short Story
  • Length: 8 page

The Apparition is a short story by French author Guy de Maupassant. - AsNotedIn

The subject of sequestration of the person came up in speaking of a recent lawsuit, and each of us had a story to tell- a true story, he said. We had been spending the evening together at an old family mansion in the Rue de Grenelle, just a party of intimate friends. The old Marquis de la Tour-Samuel, who was eighty-two, rose, and, leaning his elbow on the mantelpiece, said in his somewhat shaky voice:
Guy de Maupassant, The Apparition

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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1883/04/04 Guy de Maupassant Author "The Apparition" by Guy de Maupassant is published in Le Gaulois.
1883/04/04 Le Gaulois Publisher "The Apparition" by Guy de Maupassant is published in Le Gaulois.

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Particulars for The Apparition (short story):
Cultural Affiliation Chateau, French Country House a mansion in the French countryside, with grounds and support facilities, often servants
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Supernatural Ghost an apparition of a dead person which is believed to appear or become manifest to the living, typically as a nebulous image
Narrative Arts Narrative an account of connected events
Narrative Arts Prose ordinary written language
Art Type Short Story short form narrative fiction
Narrative Arts Speculative Fiction a genre of fiction that encompasses works in which the setting is other than the real world, involving supernatural, futuristic, or other imagined elements
Paranormal Supernatural manifestation or event attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature
Social tete-a-tete a private conversation between two people

Original Language: French

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