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The Unknown (Guy de Maupassant short story)

  • Original French Title: L'inconnue
  • Type: Short Story

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

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  • Arc de Triomphe, Paris, Paris But just as the sun was going down on one beautiful evening in May I recognized her walking along the Avenue des Champs-Elysees. The Arc de Triomphe stood out in bold relief against the fiery glow of the sky.
  • Blvd Malesherbes, Paris, Paris But one freezing morning in January, I was walking along the Boulevard Malesherbes at a dog trot, so as to keep warm, when at the corner I bumped into a woman and knocked a small package out of her hand.
  • Pont de la Concorde, Paris About five years ago, for the first time I met, on the Pont de la Concorde, a young woman who made a wonderful impression on me.
  • Rue de la Paix, Paris, Paris Six months later I descried her in the Rue de la Paix again. On seeing her I felt the same shock that one experiences on seeing a once dearly loved woman.


Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1885/01/27 Guy de Maupassant Author "The Strange Woman" by Guy de Maupassant is published in Gil Blas.

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Particulars for The Unknown (Guy de Maupassant short story):
Biology Bosom a woman's chest
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Attribute Gay keenly alive and exuberant, having or inducing high spirits
Narrative Arts Narrative an account of connected events
Narrative Arts Prose ordinary written language
Art Type Short Story short form narrative fiction

Original Language: French

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