EJ131 Bilingual Book Group - "Bel Ami" by Guy de Maupassant

  • 13 Jan 2017
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • WICE, 10 rue Tiphaine, 75015 Paris: metro La Motte Picquet Grenelle
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Friday, 13th January

2:00 to 4:00 pm

FREE to WICE members

"Bel Ami" by Guy de Maupassant

Guy de Maupassant's scandalous tale is of an opportunistic young man corrupted by the allure of power.  Bel-Ami is a novel of great frankness and cynicism, but it is also infused with the sheer joy of life - depicting the scenes and characters of Paris in the belle epoque with wit, sensitivity and humanity.

Georges Duroy, dit Bel-Ami, rêve d'ascension sociale. Prêt à tout pour quitter sa mansarde et entrer dans la bonne société parisienne, il use de son charme et multiplie les conquêtes pour se faire un nom. Mais cette ambition débordante le fera-t-elle courir à sa perte ? OEuvre incontournable de Guy de Maupassant, Bel-Ami dresse un portrait saisissant de la société parisienne du XIXe siècle où se mêlent journalisme, politique et capitalisme.

Join us for a lively discussion of de Maupassant's book in both English and French.

Good to know: 

  • WICE members can register for this event online using WICE's fast and secure online system. Simply click on the link and follow directions.
  • Not a member? Please send an email to wice@wice-paris.org. We look forward to talking with you.