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by Guy de Maupassant

eBook Pierre and Jean download ISBN: 1434672042
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Publisher: BiblioBazaar (November 1, 2007)
Language: English
Pages: 134
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Rating: 4.5
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Category: Literature
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Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant (UK: /ˈmoʊpæsɒ̃/, US: /ˈmoʊpəsɒnt, ˌmoʊpəˈsɒ̃/; French: ; 5 August 1850 – 6 July 1893) was a 19th-century French author, remembered as a master of the short story form, and as a representative of . .

Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant (UK: /ˈmoʊpæsɒ̃/, US: /ˈmoʊpəsɒnt, ˌmoʊpəˈsɒ̃/; French: ; 5 August 1850 – 6 July 1893) was a 19th-century French author, remembered as a master of the short story form, and as a representative of the Naturalist school, who depicted human lives and destinies and social forces in disillusioned and often pessimistic terms.

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The book does a great job of contrasting the different personalities of the two brothers Pierre and Jean.

In this section he characterized the book as a "psychological story" rather than an adventure or a mystery. The book does a great job of contrasting the different personalities of the two brothers Pierre and Jean. Maupassant's plot devices are the powerful life events that work best for this purpose: deaths, engagements, affairs, births, jobs lost and jobs found.

Pierre and Jean This formidable short story is a perfect example of de Maupassant's theory of the novel. Its central subject is parental doubt, provoked by an unexpected event: an old friend leaves his entire fortune to a member of a family. The writing is ingeniously elliptic: the boat which enters the port at the beginning of the story leaves it at the end under totally different circumstances.

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By Guy de Maupassant. Translation of Pierre et Jean. Translated By Clara Bell.

Translated by Clara Bell. His two sons, Pierre and Jean, who each held a line twisted round his forefinger, one to port and one to starboard, both began to laugh, and Jean remarked

Translated by Clara Bell. His two sons, Pierre and Jean, who each held a line twisted round his forefinger, one to port and one to starboard, both began to laugh, and Jean remarked: You are not very polite to our guest, father. M. Roland was abashed, and apologized.

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And you, Jean?" said he. Jean, a tall fellow, much younger than his brother, fair, with a full beard, smiled and murmured: "Much the same as Pierre-four or five. Every time they told the same fib, which delighted father Roland

And you, Jean?" said he. Every time they told the same fib, which delighted father Roland. He had hitched his line round a row-lock, and folding his arms he announced: "I will never again try to fish after noon. After ten in the morning it is all over. The lazy brutes will not bite; they are taking their siesta in the su.

by. Maupassant, Guy de, 1850-1893. Book from Project Gutenberg: Pierre and Jean. Library of Congress Classification: PQ Note: Translation of Pierre et Jean. gutenberg etext 3804.

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Comments: (7)
Ttyr
started reading this and didn't finish. Just not my cup of tea. My enjoy it in the future maybe possible
ndup
wonderful story, poor translation, this particular translation was missing de Maupassant's commentary and had no introduction by the translator., both needed for background info. I would have returned this printing but needed a copy for my book group, overpriced too, .
Brannylv
This is a short novel, easy to follow, and enjoyable to read.

Here's what it's about basically. There's these two brothers, right?--as the title indicates. One of them gets a really nice inheritance from a family friend. The other brother gets NOTHING. He's jealous of his brother for his good fortune, and gets suspicious about WHY his brother got the inheritance. He finds out that it's because their mother had an affair with the family friend and his brother was born illegitimately from the affair. He confronts his mother about it and she admits it. That's why his brother got the inheritance, because he was the family friend's true son, it was a shameful secret that the mother kept from her husband (their father). That's all there is to it. It's not a complex book and the story's pretty simple, but the underlying psychology is really interesting and the book is very well-written--very tight and engaging. Maupassant's best novel, I would say.
David Rehak
author of "Love and Madness.
Whitecaster
This short novel just blew me away with intense and detailed characterzations and a plot that builds tension based on the interaction between the members of a family that is nearly rocked by a seemingly positive development. The two grown brothers are established as near opposites in almost every detail and when one inherits money from an old family acquaintance the reason behind their differences becomes the driving force of the story and it's revelation nearly rips the family apart.
A short novel that will stay with you for some time after reading it.
Alsalar
As I am prone to saying over and over again, it is not important what the story is about. What is important is what it says about us, how we as a species exist, interract and think. This French masterpeice (yes this is a translation) has transcended languages and cultures to exist globally as one of the finest examples of superior writing and thinking.

You buy it if you love Milan Kundera, Hesse or Solzhenitsyn, because those too are literary icons whose work wasn't first in English. But whose work must be read. Once you've finished this you can if you have not already move onto Albert Camus (The Outsider, The Plague) and Voltaire (Candide).

One of the must-reads that truly must be read.
Manemanu
Pierre and Jean are brothers, in a small town, grown but still living at home with their parents. They've gotten their education, but are just starting their career paths. An event happens, that brings to question the father of one of the boys. The boys have always been jealous of each other, and this event bring some things to a head. The family relationships and country culture, are interesting, as is the development of the characters. Good Story. Well worth reading.
Winotterin
WHAT CAN BE EXPECTED TO HAPPEN IN A FAMILY WHEN ONE OF ITS MEMBERS INHERITS A LARGE SUM OF MONEY? EVERYBODY IS HAPPIER AND BETTER OFF, RIGHT? WRONG! AS WE SEE FROM THIS STORY, THE WHOLE FABRIC OF THE FAMILY CAN BECOME TORN. YET, BY EMPLOYING SOME SUBTLE TACTICS, MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY CAN FIND A WAY TO STAY TOGETHER. AT A BIG PRICE THOUGH, BECAUSE ONE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY HAS TO HOLD HIMSELF ALOOF IN ORDER TO PRESERVE FAMILY BOUNDS. A VERY DELICATE STUDY OF THE SUBJECT!