Bel Ami

Bel Ami

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BEL AMI OR THE HISTORY OF A SCOUNDREL

A NOVEL BY GUY DE MAUPASSANT

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER I. POVERTY

CHAPTER II. MADAME FORESTIER

CHAPTER III. FIRST ATTEMPTS

CHAPTER IV. DUROY LEARNS SOMETHING

CHAPTER V. THE FIRST INTRIGUE

CHAPTER VI. A STEP UPWARD

CHAPTER VII. A DUEL WITH AN END

CHAPTER VIII. DEATH AND A PROPOSAL

CHAPTER IX. MARRIAGE

CHAPTER X. JEALOUSY

CHAPTER XI. MADAME WALTER TAKES A HAND

CHAPTER XII. A MEETING AND THE RESULT

CHAPTER XIII. MADAME MARELLE

CHAPTER XIV. THE WILL

CHAPTER XV. SUZANNE

CHAPTER XVI. DIVORCE

CHAPTER XVII. THE FINAL PLOT

CHAPTER XVIII. ATTAINMENT

BEL-AMI

CHAPTER I.

POVERTY

After changing his five-franc piece Georges Duroy left the restaurant. He twisted his mustache in military style and cast a rapid, sweeping glance upon the diners, among whom were three saleswomen, an untidy music-teacher of uncertain age, and two women with their husbands.

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