Pierre et Jean (Oxford World's Classics) by Maupassant, Guy de,Julie Mead,Robert Lethbridge PDF

By Maupassant, Guy de,Julie Mead,Robert Lethbridge

'Monsieur de Maupassant hasn't ever prior to been so clever.' Henry James

Henry James's admiration for 'this masterly little novel' has been echoed in the course of the 20th century by means of readers of Pierre et Jean. It marked a turning-point within the improvement of French fiction, located because it is among conventional social realism and the mental novel. it truly is famous as a vintage examine of filial jealousy, brought on through one of many brothers of its name discovering himself the only heir of the fortune of his mother's former lover.

Pierre et Jean is decided in Le Havre within the Eighties and is impressive for its evocation of the Normandy sea coast captured by means of the Impressionists. yet Maupassant's success is to have woven from this straightforward plot in a maritime context a brilliantly crafted exploration of the complexities on the center of kinfolk life.

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