Pierre And Jean

Paperback | June 28, 1979

byGuy De MaupassantTranslated byLeonard TancockIntroduction byLeonard Tancock

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An intensely personal story of suspicion, jealousy, and family love, this novel shows the influence of such masters as Zola and Flaubert on Maupassant's writings.

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Born near Dieppe, Normandy, Guy de Maupassant remained attached to his native province and coast throughout his life. Set in a lively, colourful seaport in the town of Le Havre, this novel involves a close-knit group of friends and relatives in a compelling, passionate drama of suspicion, envy and love. Considered his best novel, P...

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An intensely personal story of suspicion, jealousy, and family love, this novel shows the influence of such masters as Zola and Flaubert on Maupassant's writings.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represen...

Guy de Maupassant was born in Normandy in 1850. At his parents’ separation he stayed with his mother, who was a friend of Flaubert. As a young man he was lively and athletic, but the first symptoms of syphilis appeared in the late 1870s. By this time Maupassant had become Flaubert’s pupil in the art of prose. On the publication of the ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.85 × 5.1 × 0.4 inPublished:June 28, 1979Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140443584

ISBN - 13:9780140443585

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Born near Dieppe, Normandy, Guy de Maupassant remained attached to his native province and coast throughout his life. Set in a lively, colourful seaport in the town of Le Havre, this novel involves a close-knit group of friends and relatives in a compelling, passionate drama of suspicion, envy and love. Considered his best novel, Pierre and Jean reveals the author’s superb descriptive gifts, emotional intensity and deft ironic touch with characters and dialogue. This Penguin Classic includes Maupassant’s famous preface describing his theories and how Flaubert taught him to see and write. Translator Leonard Tancock also provides a discerning introduction to this moving personal narrative.