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The Necklace

The Necklace


by Guy de Maupassant

The Necklace Resources


Maupassant Biography

Read a biography of Guy de Maupassant.

Complete Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant

Download a collection of Maupassant short stories for free.

Historical Documents

Original "Necklace"

Check the French newspaper Le Gaulois, in which "The Necklace" first appeared in print (as "La Parure").

"The Necklace"

A link to the Brander Matthews translation of the story used in this Shmoop guide, with brief translator's commentary.

"La Parure"

Read the story in the original French here.


Computer Animation

A fun animated version of "The Necklace."

"The Necklace": A Modern Take

See a modern rendition of the story that's short, funny, silent, and strange…the kind of thing you'd only find on YouTube.


"The Necklace" Read Aloud

Hear the story, and read along if you like.

NPR: Guy de Maupassant, a Jeweler of Language

Here a short NPR story on Guy de Maupassant by Cuban author and journalist Mirta Ojito, who was inspired by him as a child.


The Author Himself

A classic photo of Maupassant…get a load of that moustache.

Maupassant, Take 2

Another photo of Maupassant, with a still very impressive moustache.

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