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Pierre and Jean By Guy de Maupassant

Pierre and Jean by Guy de Maupassant

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Summary

The fraternal love that Pierre Roland feels for his younger brother Jean has always been tinged with jealousy. But when a lawyer arrives at the house, to declare that an old family friend has bequeathed his entire fortune to Jean, this envy rapidly becomes an all-consuming force... This is a personal story of suspicion, jealousy and family love.

Pierre and Jean Summary

Pierre and Jean by Guy de Maupassant

The fraternal love that Pierre Roland feels for his younger brother Jean has always been tinged with jealousy. But when a lawyer arrives at the house of their parents, to declare that an old family friend has bequeathed his entire fortune to Jean, this envy rapidly becomes an all-consuming force. Despising himself for the hate that he feels, Pierre roams the seaport of Le Havre alone, desperate to come to terms with his brother's success. As he walks through the streets, however, one thought dominates his mind. Why was he not left a share of the friend's estate? Vivid, ironical and emotionally profound, Pierre and Jean is considered Maupassant's greatest novel - an intensely personal story of suspicion, jealousy and family love.

About Guy de Maupassant

Guy de Maupassant was born in Normandy in 1850. By the late 1870s, the first signs of syphilis had appeared, and Maupassant had become Flaubert's pupil in the art of prose. He led a hectic social life, and in 1891, having tried to commit suicide, he was committed to an asylum in Paris, where he died two years later.


Translated with an introduction by Leonard Tancock

Additional information

GOR003633351
9780140443585
0140443584
Pierre and Jean by Guy de Maupassant
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1979-03-29
176
N/A
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