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Title: A Night Of Terror & Other Strange Tales
Author: Guy De Maupassant
ISBN: 978-0-195854-64-0
Genre: Classics, Horror and suspense, Mystery, Short stories
Level: 4

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A man is alone on the river all through a summer night. Suddenly, his boat starts moving about in a very strange way, as if something, or someone, were trying to pull it down under the water!

An Englishman, living in Corsica, keeps a dried human hand on the wall of his living room, fixed to the wall by a very strong chain. Then one morning the Englishman is found dead, and the hand has gone ...

Another man comes home from the theatre to find that all his furniture is running away ...

In these and other tales of terror, people are forced to face the very worst of their fears.

Guy de Maupassant was born in France in 1850. After working as a soldier and a government clerk, he began writing novels and short stories, many of them about terror and madness. At the age of 41, he went mad, and spent the rest of his life in a mental hospital.

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