Oxford World’s Classics
Maupassant’s second novel, Bel-Ami (1885) is the story of a ruthlessly ambitious young man making it to the top in fin-de-siecle Paris. It is a novel about money, sex, and power, set against the background of the politics of the French colonization of North Africa. This new translation is complemented by fullest introduction and notes of any edition.
Guy de Maupassant, Margaret Mauldon, Robert Lethbridge – Oxford University Press