Pierre et Jean, by Maupassant
The novel tells of a doctor named Pierre, the older brother of a lawyer named Jean. It recounts the story of the older sibling’s jealousy of the younger, who mysteriously inherits the fortune of Léon Maréchal, a recently deceased Parisian friend of the Rolands. Because of this, allegations and suspicions accumulate throughout the entire novel on the legitimacy of Jean. Is he secretly the son of Maréchal and Mme Roland?
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