Georges Duroy is no Edward Cullen, but he is as handsome as the “hero of the popular romances” This PattinsonOnline Fansite Edition of Guy de Maupassant's book contains photographs of Robert Pattinson on the set of the Bel Ami Movie, which is set for release in 2011. Robert Pattinson stars in the movie as Georges Duroy. Maupassant's book tells the rags to riches tale of a soldier turned journalist. Duroy uses sex as a mercenary weapon to ascend to his position as Baron. Each woman he seduces serves a purpose, one as his lover, one as confidant, and another one for ascension. Politics, manipulation, and opportunism best sum up this book. It is this year's classic summertime beachside or poolside novel.
Guy de Maupassant (1850—1893), after serving in the Franco-Prussian War, became close friends with Flaubert and his circle. He wrote hundreds of short stories as well as novels and verse. In his later years, he suffered from mental illness, and he died in an asylum.
Richard Howard, a poet, translator, and critic, was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He received a B.A. from Columbia University in 1951 and an M.A. in 1952. A growing interest in modern French poetry led to further graduate study at the Sorbonne from 1952 to 1953. Since 1958, he has translated more than 150 books and has earned recog