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The History of a Heart (Bridge Bilingual Classics) Guy de Maupassant

The History of a Heart (Bridge Bilingual Classics)

Guy de Maupassant

Published April 20th 2012
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290 pages
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The History of a Heart (Une Vie, 1883), the most popular and perhaps the greatest of Guy de Maupassants full-length novels, is a story about the unfortunate Jeanne, a Norman gentlewoman. Avarice and lechery, cruelty and greed, conspire againstMoreThe History of a Heart (Une Vie, 1883), the most popular and perhaps the greatest of Guy de Maupassants full-length novels, is a story about the unfortunate Jeanne, a Norman gentlewoman. Avarice and lechery, cruelty and greed, conspire against Jeanne wherever she goes: her husband turns out to be a lascivious boor, her son a heedless spendthrift. In the end, she is forced to sell her old family house just to stay alive¡­主人公让娜从小在修道院寄宿,长大成人后,带着美好的憧憬回到家中。回来后,让娜结识了英俊的子爵朱利安,并与之步入婚姻的殿堂。可是婚后,朱利安背叛了让娜,和家中的女仆发生了关系。绝望无助的让娜心灰意冷,此时却发现自己怀孕了,于是容忍了丈夫。谁知丈夫的背叛行为并未停止,他自己也因此丧命。之后孩子出生,让娜便把所有希望寄托在孩子身上,谁知儿子保罗长大后,却与妓女私奔,留下让娜孤苦一人。保罗一直没有回来,年迈的让娜也日渐消沉。就在她以为自己要这样过完一生之际,保罗却回到家中,并给让娜带回了他刚出生的女儿。于是,在经历了一世苦难之后,让娜重新燃起了对生活的希望……