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Read a biography of Guy de Maupassant.
Download a collection of Maupassant short stories for free.
Check the French newspaper Le Gaulois, in which "The Necklace" first appeared in print (as "La Parure").
A link to the Brander Matthews translation of the story used in this Shmoop guide, with brief translator's commentary.
Read the story in the original French here.
A fun animated version of "The Necklace."
See a modern rendition of the story that's short, funny, silent, and strange…the kind of thing you'd only find on YouTube.
Hear the story, and read along if you like.
Here a short NPR story on Guy de Maupassant by Cuban author and journalist Mirta Ojito, who was inspired by him as a child.
A classic photo of Maupassant…get a load of that moustache.
Another photo of Maupassant, with a still very impressive moustache.