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The Necklace

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Madame Mathilde Loisel is sure she was meant to be an aristocrat, but she was born into a middle-class family and married off to a middle-class clerk. When her husband procures them invitations to a high-society party, Loisel goes all out to impress. She borrows a diamond necklace from a wealthy acquaintance and has the time of her life—until the necklace goes missing. In “The Necklace,” de Maupassant showcases his signature twists of fate and social commentary in a story that will leave you speechless. 

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