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Book Information: Pierre and Jean

Pierre and Jean (1888) [Novel]
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Henry James's admiration for "this masterly little novel" has been echoed throughout the twentieth century by readers of Pierre et Jean. It marked a turning point in the development of French fiction, situated as it is between traditional social realism and the psychological novel. It is recognized as a classic study of filial jealousy, triggered by one of the two brothers of its title finding himself the sole inheritor of the fortune of his mother's former lover.

Pierre et Jean is set in Le Havre in the 1880s and is notable for its evocation of the Normandy coastline captured by the Impressionists. But Maupassant's greatest achievement is to have woven from this simple plot in a maritime context a brilliantly crafted exploration of the complexities at the heart of family life.

Original title: Pierre et Jean
Original languages: French

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTies That Bind
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: Pierre et Jean

Pierre et Jean (2001)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Julie Mead
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Manifested in:

Pierre et Jean (November 2, 2009)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199554034
Dimensions: 5 x 7.6 x 0.6 in
Pages: 208

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Edition #2: Pierre and Jean

Pierre and Jean (1979)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Leonard Tancock
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Manifested in:

Pierre and Jean (June 28, 1979)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780140443585
Dimensions: 5 x 7.5 x 0.5 in
Pages: 176

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