Pierre and Luce

Pierre and Luce

Paris, 1918: Amidst the cries of fanatic patriots bent on war, a tender relationship slowly develops between two young Parisians, beginning with a first shy encounter and growing into a passionate love that in the end falls victim to the psychological and physical destruction all around them. --- The great French writer Romain Rolland (1866-1944, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 1915) wrote his famous tragic love story "Pierre and Luce" at the end of World War I. Its protagonists recall the lovers of classical antiquity as well as those of the Middle Ages.

Title:Pierre and Luce
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781595690609
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    Pierre and Luce Reviews

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    Pierre and Luce, Romain RollandPierre et Luce is a 1920 novel by the Nobel Prize-winning French author Romain Rolland. It focuses on the impact of the First World War on two lovers, Pierre and Luce. T...

  • Lewis Weinstein

    This is a beautiful story about first love. Not a word is overdone. Feelings are allowed to reach the reader in the most delicate and precious way. Rolland's words ... ... "Through the portals of his ...

  • Vendea

    I tried it. I read it. Because I have to because of exams.I expect more. Everybody told me that Rolland is really cool and the story is beautiful. Yeah, I think it is, but there was something in the a...

  • Sandy

    An astounding, though relatively short, novel. I listened to an audiobook edition but intend to re-read in print. Some passages need careful, close reading to be understood and savoured. I wish that I...

  • Edita

    Through the portals of his eyes into his heart she entered, she entered all complete; and the door closed. Noises from without fell to nothing. Silence. Peace. She was there. She did not look at him. ...

  • Tom? Kvapilk

    This tender music sounded up most of sensitive strings of my soul. I am touched!...

  • Lotus

    I really hated books with this kind of endings but now I realize life itself is beautiful as luce said, and the quality of love is important not how much it lasts 💕...

  • Inigo_montoya

    This book wasn't for me. I was looking forward to read a story of love during the war. But this was too lyrical and too emotional and soft. I'm sure that some sensitive people will find themselves in ...

  • Jozef Celuch

    Read it in school in Slovak, it was OK (from what I remember). Read it again in English, it was awesome. I am definitely going to read it again just because of the fact that the language is so beautif...

  • Hailee Bayles

    It was short and simple, but not really my cup of tea....