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The Snipe (short story)

  • Original French Title: La becasse
  • Also Published As: La fou
  • Also Published As: The Woodcock
  • Type: Short Story
  • Length: 3 pages

The Snipe is an 1882 short story by French author Guy de Maupassant. The short tale sbout hunting serves as the introduction to Maupassant's third collection of stories, Contes de la becasse (1883) where it sets the tone for the theme of hunting in the seventeen stories in the collection. - AsNotedIn

Old Baron des Ravots had for forty years been the champion sportsman of his province. But a stroke of paralysis had kept him in his chair for the last five or six years. He could now only shoot pigeons from the window of his drawing-room or from the top of his high doorsteps.
Guy de Maupassant, The Snipe

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1882/12/05 Guy de Maupassant Author "The Snipe" by Guy de Maupassant is published in Le Gaulois.
1882/12/05 Le Gaulois Publisher "The Snipe" by Guy de Maupassant is published in Le Gaulois.

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Particulars for The Snipe (short story):
Nobility Baron title of nobility ranking below a viscount or count
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
Activity Hunting the activity of killing wild animals or game, especially for food or sport
Narrative Arts Narrative an account of connected events
Narrative Arts Prose ordinary written language
Narrative Arts Short Short Story a short story that is less than 3000 words
Art Type Short Story short form narrative fiction

Original Language: French

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