- Guy de Maupassant is known for economy of style and clever plotting.
- Henry or Guy de Maupassant:’ As for me: the official story—printed in a number of sources, accepted as truth—was that I’d been rooms away from The Goldfinch when the bomb went off.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
- Guy de Maupassant had once written that the painting looked like something painted for a carnival wrestling booth by an ignorant coal heaver.
Dan Brown -- Angels & Demons
- Instead, to Gogol Ganguli’s relief, they take turns reading aloud from "The Necklace," by Guy de Maupassant.
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