Romain Rolland, Jean-Christophe

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Jean-Christophe

is the ten volume novel by the French author, Romain Rolland, published initially in serial form in the Parisian review

Cahiers de la Quinzaine

from 1904 to 1912. This novel largely contributed to Rolland receiving the Nobel Prize for literature in 1915, and had previously been awarded the

Grand Prix de littérature

from the Académie française in 1913. Translated into English by Gilbert Cannan between 1911 and 1913, it is now available in over forty languages. The volumes of the novel fall into three groups: the first four volumes,

L’Aube

[ Dawn] (1904),

Le Matin

[Morning] (1904),

L’Adolescent

[Youth] (1904) and

La Révolte

[Revolt] (1905) are grouped together as

Jean-Christophe

; the next three,

La Foire sur la place

[The Marketplace] (1908),

Antoinette

(1908) and

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Citation: Yeoland, Rosemary Hamilton. "Jean-Christophe". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 February 2013 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=28539, accessed 22 April 2024.]

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