Guy de Maupassant: I do not understand how these murderers are tolerated walking on the public streets

For peace, against war: literary selections


Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

Guy de Maupassant: The army, murdering those who defend themselves, making prisoners of the rest, pillaging in the name of the Sword

Guy de Maupassant: How and why wars are plotted

Guy de Maupassant: I only pray that our sons may never see any wars again

Guy de Maupassant: Why does society not rise up bodily in rebellion at the word “war”?


Guy de Maupassant
From Bed No. 29
Translator unknown


When Captain Epivent passed in the street all the ladies turned to look at him. He was the true type of a handsome officer of huzzars. He was always on parade, always strutted a little and seemed preoccupied and proud of his leg, his figure, and his mustache…

“There’s a great dandy. When shall we stop feeding all these good-for-nothings who go dragging their tinware through the streets? For…

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