Pierre & Jean

Guy de MAUPASSANT (1850 - 1893), translated by Clara BELL (1835 - 1927)

This short novel’s titular characters are brothers. An old family friend dies, leaving without explanation his entire fortune to Jean, the younger brother. Pierre, the protagonist, is puzzled, jealous, and increasingly bitter. A bequest, a secret, a major decision. This, Maupassant’s fourth novel, is considered by many to be his finest. (Lee Smalley)

Genre(s): Published 1900 onward

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 1 Lee Smalley
00:44:56
Play 02 Chapter 2 Lee Smalley
00:17:52
Play 03 Chapter 3 Lee Smalley
00:37:11
Play 04 Chapter 4 Lee Smalley
00:34:56
Play 05 Chapter 5 Lee Smalley
00:34:49
Play 06 Chapter 6 Lee Smalley
00:33:00
Play 07 Chapter 7 Lee Smalley
00:33:19
Play 08 Chapter 8 Lee Smalley
00:28:52
Play 09 Chapter 9 Lee Smalley
00:29:18