Guy de Maupassant is the author of the short story "The Necklace." Guy de Maupassant is the shortened name he used on published works, but his full name was Henri Ren Albert Guy de Maupassant.
"The Necklace" was first published in 1884 in "Le Gaulois," a French newspaper. It remains the most popular of Guy de Maupassant's work in English-speaking countries. The story is widely appreciated because of its twist ending, a device that Maupassant used in many of his other stories. Some other short stories from Guy de Maupassant include "Mademoiselle Fifi," "Found on a Drowned Man" and "A Piece of String."