Guy de Maupassant was an extremely successful writer of short novels and stories, who became wealthy from his writing and was admired by the best authors of his day. His works have been available ever since they were first penned. Why, then, did this talented man try to kill himself and spend his last days in a mental hospital before dying at the age of forty-two? This is his only short story about suicide (1,530 words).
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