Pierre et Jean by Guy de Maupassant

"Pierre et Jean" is a psychological drama that explores the complex dynamics of a bourgeois family in the 19th century France. The story revolves around two brothers, Pierre and Jean, who find their relationship strained when they discover that Jean is the sole inheritor of a large fortune left by a family friend. Pierre, consumed by jealousy and suspicion, starts to question Jean's paternity, leading to a series of dramatic and emotional confrontations that reveal deep-seated insecurities and familial tensions. The narrative is a profound exploration of human nature, jealousy, and the destructive power of secrets.

The 1740th greatest book of all time


Published
1888
Nationality
French
Type
Fiction
Pages
100-200
Words
30,000
Original Language
French

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