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The Necklace Lesson Plan

Introduction to The Necklace

The Necklace and Other Stories is a collection of short stories written by Guy de Maupassant. These stories are just a few of the hundreds Maupassant wrote during his short life. Many of Maupassant’s stories were published in magazines while others were first published in collections alongside other stories of his. This collection includes several of Maupassant’s most celebrated stories, including “Boule de Suif,” which is thought to be his masterpiece, and “The Necklace,” which has been highly anthologized. “The Necklace” includes a surprise ending, which came to be a hallmark of Maupassant’s writing. This collection separates the stories into three sections: Tales of French Life,...

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