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Guy de Maupassant

Pierre et Jean


Pierre et Jean : le docteur et l'avocat, le brun et le blond, le nerveux et le placide, le dur et le tendre. Radicalement opposés, ces deux frères, tout en menant une existence paisible au Havre, vivent sous la tension d'" une de ces jalousies dormantes " prêtes à se réveiller " à l'occasion d'un mariage ou d'un bonheur tombant sur l'un ". Or on apprend qu'un ami de leurs parents a légué sa fortune à Jean, seul. Pourquoi Pierre n'hérite-t-il pas ? Cette question lancinante le conduira à exhumer un vieux secret de famille... Psychologie, crise, émotion : Maupassant se renouvelle dans Pierre et jean. Paru en 1888, alors que le naturalisme subissait de violentes attaques, ce récit marque un tournant majeur, du roman de mœurs au roman d'analyse, dans l'œuvre de l'écrivain. Cette édition donne, pour la première fois, les variantes du manuscrit du " Roman ", la célèbre étude dont Maupassant a fait précéder Pierre et jean.

Format: Paperback
Published: in France in 2008
Publisher: Flammarion
Pages: 285
Language: French
ISBN 13: 9782080713117
ISBN 10: 2080713116

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Pierre et Jean