'Like Death' reviewed by Nicholas Lezard in 'The Guardian' April 13, 2017

Like Death, written by Guy de Maupassant and translated from the French by Richard Howard, was recently reviewed in The Guardian by Nicholas Lezard. He writes: 

"You can practically hear the rustling of the ladies’ silks, or catch the sobs that are such a feature of the erotic lives of high society...And my God, is it sexy. This is a love in which intellect and emotion are at play at the same time. There is passion and there is calculation...Drink deeply of this intoxicating, heady work."

Like Death is published by NYRB Classics, and a Reading Group Guide for the book is available on our website. View other Classics reading guides here