In this 20-BEST series, we bring to you short stories, folktales and classics from a land that is as enigmatic as they are intriguing. French short stories are world famous for their story-telling flow-natural, simple, and veracious. A 360-degree contrast from the tales of our country, from the social makeup of our society, our beliefs, customs and legends, these stories open up a new world on each page. With stories like Abandoned by Maupassant, A Christmas In The Forest by Theuriet, The Three Low Masses by Alphonse Daudet, The Necklace by Maupassant, The Conscript by Honore De Balzac, A Piece Of Bread by Coppee, this book is a compilation of 20 famous French short stories. Each story is beautiful in its own style, holding the readers spellbound. Time to indulge in some old-world charm all the way from France.