“Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes": Finely bound set of the complete works of Alexandre Dumas and Guy de Maupassant
The Complete Works of Alexandre Dumas and Guy de Maupassant.
Dumas, Alexandre; Guy de Maupassant.$5,000.00
Item Number: 104568
Paris: Editions Louis Conrad, 1929-1955.
Finely bound set of the complete works of Alexandre Dumas and Guy de Maupassant. Octavos, 63 volumes, text in French, bound in three quarters morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, marbled endpapers, illustrated with engravings. In near fine condition. A very sharp set.
Two of France's most renowned and prolific writers, Alexandre Dumas and Guy de Maupassant were both masters of literature. Maupassant is remembered for his mastery of the short story form, and as a representative of the Naturalist school which depicted human lives and destinies and social forces in disillusioned and often pessimistic terms; while Dumas' thrilling historical novels of high adventure, including the Three Musketeers and Count of Monte Cristo, have been adapted since the early 20th century into nearly 200 films.