Leopold Renard always fishes in the same spot. One Sunday he and his wife arrive at their favorite spot only to find it already occupied by another couple. And not only that – but they are catching fish after fish. Fuelled by Renard's jealousy, a battle of remarks and biting commentary commences. A humorous yet tragic story, Maupassant's ability to deconstruct the human condition proves how quickly things can turn ugly over trivialities.
Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) was a French writer. Famed for being a master of the short story, he also wrote travel books and occasionally dabbled in poetry. His stories mainly focus on the relationships between men and women sitting at crossroads in their lives - whether personal or professional. His dramatic flair is largely influenced by French novelist Gustave Flaubert and is perfect for fans of Anton Chekhov's short stories. The most notable of the 300 short stories that he wrote include 'Bel Ami', 'Une Vie', and 'The Dumpling'.