Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Guy de Maupassant

Narrated By: Michael Thomas Robinson

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2016

Duration: 1 hours 51 minutes


The first significant published short story of French author Guy de Maupassant, and generally acknowledged as his greatest work, "Ball-of-Fat" (French title: Boule de Suif) is the touching story of an interrupted coach ride from Rouen to Le Havre during which occurs the corruption of a principled prostitute by immoral and hypocritical members of the upper class. The story is set during the occupation of Rouen at the time of the Franco-Prussian War. (Summary by Michael Thomas Robinson)



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Ball-of-Fat, Guy de Maupassant