Publisher description for A day in the country and other stories / Guy de Maupassant; translated with an introduction and notes by David Coward.

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In addition to the title story, this selection of twenty-seven stories includes one of Maupassant's most famous tales, "The Necklace," and "Le Horla," a tale with strange parallels to the author's own descent into madness, as well as many other provocative and often chilling works--spanning the whole range of human experiences--from low farce, to high tragedy.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Maupassant, Guy de, -- 1850-1893 -- Translations into English.
Short stories, French -- Translations into English.
France -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.