A Day in the Country and Other Stories (Oxford World's by Guy de Maupassant

By Guy de Maupassant

[Translated through David Coward]

In addition to the name tale, this option of twenty-seven tales contains one in all Maupassant's most renowned stories, "The Necklace," and "Le Horla," a story with unusual parallels to the author's personal descent into insanity, in addition to many different provocative and infrequently chilling works--spanning the total diversity of human experiences--from low farce, to excessive tragedy.

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And there Aeneas stood, glittering in that bright light, his face and shoulders like a god’s. Indeed, his mother had breathed upon her son becoming hair, the glow of a young man, and in his eyes, glad handsomeness: such grace as art can add to ivory, or such as Parian marble or silver shows when set in yellow gold. 825 But then, surprising all, he tells the queen: “The man you seek is here. I stand before you, Trojan Aeneas, torn from Libyan waves. O you who were alone in taking pity on the unutterable trials of Troy, who welcome us as allies to your city and home— a remnant left by Greeks, harassed 835 830 840 22 THE AENEID by all disasters known on land and sea, in need of everything—we cannot, Dido, repay you, then, with gratitude enough to match your merits, neither we nor any Dardans scattered over this great world.

But in her breast the Cytherean ponders new stratagems, new guile: that Cupid, changed in form and feature, come instead of sweet Ascanius and, with his gifts, inflame the queen to madness and insinuate 23 885 890 895 900 905 910 915 920 24 THE AENEID a fire in Dido’s very bones. For Venus is much afraid of that deceptive house and of the Tyrians with their double tongues. The thought of savage Juno burns; by night her care returns. Her words are for winged Love: “Son, you are my only strength, my only power; son, you who scorn the shafts of the great Father’s Typhoean thunderbolts, I flee to you for refuge; suppliant, I call upon the force within your godhead.

We had a king, Aeneas, none more just, no one more pious, no man his better in the arts of war. If fate has saved this man, if he still feeds upon the upper air, if he is not laid low to rest among the cruel Shades, then we are not afraid and you will not repent if you compete with him in kindness. Within Sicilian territory, too, are fields and cities and the famed Acestes, born of the blood of Troy. Let us haul up our fleet, smashed by the winds, along your beaches and fit out timber from your forests, trim our oars; and if we find our king and comrades and are allowed to turn toward Italy and Latium, then let us sail out gladly.

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