Wordless Wednesday: “The Great Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant”

The Great Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant

“The Great Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant”, published 1939

This is one of the oldest, and one of the best books I own. The Great Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant, published in 1939, and sold for 35 cents at that time. It used to be my grandmother’s; she signed the top-right corner of the first page, which I guess was a thing people used to do to their books. I found it in her attic many, many years ago, stuck on a shelf with numerous other old books of hers. I “borrowed” it, read it, and then never gave it back, and it means too much to me, specifically because it was my grandmother’s and she signed her name on the inside of it, to give back now.

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13 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: “The Great Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant”

  1. If I had found this in my grandmother’s attic, first I would have had a panic attack, realizing what an awesome discovery I’d made, and then I would have taken it and kept it, too. How incredible for you, and with your grandmother’s signature! Hold on to that and pass it on to your granddaughter one day. :)

  2. You’re right….I think it was a thing back then to write their name in the book! I have a hardback book that is a collection of sheet music that was my great-grandmothers….she was a pianist! I cherish it!

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