Bel-Ami - Guy de Maupassant George Duroy is a handsome French NCO who has come to Paris after leaving the army. With very little money in-hand, he runs into an old friend who helps him become a journalist by introducing him into polite society.This is where things begin to take a disturbing turn as Georges, the titular Bel-Ami, starts to trade on his charm and face to make his way further into society via the women he encounters. Behind the facade of a man of honor, he contributes to the disgrace of many.It is amazing how many detailed scrapes Duroy is able to get in and out of in a relatively short book. Those who enjoy French novels are sure to like this one.