Madame Husson’s Rosier

Barbara mentioned Guy de Maupassant as a great French short story writer, and I said I’d look him up. Well, I found online a fun story of his, Madame Husson’s Rosier, in English, which is all about eat, drink, and be merry to excess, quite a contrast to A Good Man is Hard to Find and The Wall. It’s a harmless and amusing little story which takes about fifteen to thirty minutes to read, depending on much you’ve had to eat or drink.
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  1. Monkey’s avatar

    I’ve always loved Maupassant.

    From one Mainer to another!
    Monkey

  2. barbara’s avatar

    Hi Mard,
    Hey; you checked it out ! Thumbs up 🙂
    I’ll tell you why they are all so merry. The city where this takes place has a ” virtue prize” for a virtuous young lady each year. BUT, one particular year, there were no available models of feminine virtue 😆
    They elected a young man !.After the party, and his monetary award, he wanders away, and of course returns many days later, broke,dirty and virtuous no more…
    No one is picture perfect;we all have our dark spots 😈 .
    See you soon, Mard

  3. Mard’s avatar

    Hey, Monkey, thanks for your comment! You’re another Mainer? Great! I must visit yer Website. 🙂

    Thanks, Barbara, for your comment. Yes, that’s it! The poor guy was nice and virtuous until they gave him the virtue prizes. You probably read it in French too. Really a funny one! 😆

  4. Tisha’s avatar

    cool I discovered de Maupassant merci! moi aussi je suis “gourmand” Mard 😉

  5. Mard’s avatar

    Oh Tisha! You’re speaking French at me! Let’s see, what does it mean? What’s she saying? Oh, here’s my translation: “I’m also a lover of good food, Mard?” I think I’m close on that one, I hope. Thanks for your comment, Tisha! 🙂

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