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Jean Christophe Vol I (Jean-Christophe #1)

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Translated by Gilbert Cannan

One word only! No more talk of money. I hate money--the word and the thing itself. If I am not rich, I am yet rich enough to give to my friend, and it is my joy to give all I can for him. Would not you do the same? And if I needed it, would you not be the first to give me all your fortune? But that shall never be! I have sound fists and a sound
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Paperback, 556 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1905)
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Ian
May 04, 2013 Ian rated it liked it
I came to these books via Stefan Zweig's "World of Yesterday"; in that autobigraphy Zweig is clearly in awe of Rolland and his work, in particular "Jean Christophe" and Zweig is proud to be a friend to Rolland. Printed versions of "Jean Christophe" are fairly hard to track down now, although there's an electronic version on Gutenberg. I managed to find a set of the Jupiter paperbacks from 1966 with the 10 novels in 4 volumes. The novel(s) is essentially a bildungsroman from Jean Christophe's bir ...more
Naele
ان کس که دوست دارد مورد محبت نیست، ان کس که مورد محبت است خود دوست ندارد. ان کس که دوست دارد و مورد محبت است یک روز دیر یا زود از عشق خود جدا می شود. ادمی رنج می برد. دیگری را می رنجاند. و از این دو تن بدبخت تر همیشه ان کس نیست که رنج می برد./
عشق در سینه ی ان کسی است که دوست دارد، نه ان کسی که دوستش دارند./
Laura Uplinger
Mar 19, 2008 Laura Uplinger rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read Jean Christophe many, many years ago, lying on the morning sand of Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro...
It was summer, and while basking in the tropical sun - once in a while taking a delicious swim in the cool ocean - I was aware of the privilege of reading such a gorgeous story.
Somehow, Romain Rolland knew the extraordinary wealth of a musician's mind. The story is very moving, and can inspire all those who love music and its chosen.
Jorge
Jun 29, 2015 Jorge rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Por fin en Noviembre del 2013(Noviembre 2013) llegué a una novela que había estado buscando con ahínco por varios años en varias partes del mundo (no es una metáfora!) ya que en México es sumamente difícil conseguirla, es más, en las librerías no se vende hay que recurrir al "mercado secundario". Novela muy apreciada por artistas e intelectuales del pasado y todavía por algunos amantes de las ideas pacifistas y humanitarias promovidas por el ganador del Nobel en 1915 Romain Rolland, llamado en s ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
همچون زمانی که مه نمناک و انبوه، رو به رقت مینهد و پرتو آفتاب، آهسته، در آن نفوذ میکند. دانته - برزخ - سرود هفدهم
ژان کریستف جلد اول سپیده دم، بامداد مرگ ژان میشل ، نوجوان خانه ی اولر، اثر رومن رولان چاپ سوم انتشارات نیل
Lewis Weinstein
I read that "Jean-Christophe" was among the favorite books of young Zionists in Poland during the 1920s, so I will probably have the Polish characters in my new novel read the book and discuss it. There is much about awakening love and the creation of music that is beautifully written and could lead to fascinating experiences and interactions for my young characters.

Rolland won a Noble Prize for Jean-Christophe in 1915. By a strange coincidence, our apartment in Collioure, France was located on
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saeide_n
Sep 16, 2008 saeide_n rated it really liked it
Shelves: roman
خوب یادم هست که با چه ولعی می خوندمش ( حسی که امروز کمتر پیش
می آد ! )
با ژان کریستف در واقع زندگی کردم با جلد اولش خودمو توی دوران کودکی ژان تصور می کردم و به شوق می اومدم با جلد دومش لحظات عاشقانه دوران نوجوانی به یادم می اومد و جلد سومش منو توی غم عجیبی برد اون جا که ژان با سابین آشنا میشه ودر نهایت سابین میمیره
جلد چهارمش پر از موسیقیه جلد پنجمش دوران اوج ژان رو به تصویر می کشه جلد ششم آنتوانت رو یادم میاره با اون زندگی غم بارش جلد هفتم و هشتمش رو متاسفانه خاطرم نیست جلد نهم که عاشق میشه وجلد
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Stella
Jan 05, 2015 Stella rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, fiction, 2015
I am not sure why I have never heard of this book or author before.

I downloaded on Kindle just out or curiosity (it's free!) but once i started reading I just couldn't stop. This author breaks so many 'rules' of writing, he tells the story, he is barely showing it and yet It works.
The book was published in 1911 and yet the main character is someone i could identify with in so many ways, first love, first encounter with injustice, the feelings of being a child. This is Vol 1 of quite a large op
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Trounin
Роллан воссоздает из ничего складную историю, красиво увязывая слова. Повествование читается наперёд, но читатель не будет бежать впереди ладного слога, находя удовольствие от авторской манеры изложения. Самое главное, что происходит в жизни главного героя, это его становление и последующая необходимость кормить родителей и братьев, так как кроме него некому зарабатывать деньги. Казалось бы, отчего отец этим не занимается? Всё просто! Отец продолжает пить, для чего тащит из дома абсолютно все ве ...more
Ann Klefstad
Jan 06, 2009 Ann Klefstad rated it really liked it
There are several volumes to this book (well, 3 in English and like a dozen in French), a vast belle-epoque account of the creative life that serves as an opportunity for Rolland, a critic and aesthete, to rumble on about culture in general. But it's a fascinating look, a really thorough one, at the world of Parisian culture at a time when it was the center of the world.
Davood Rezaei
Jul 13, 2009 Davood Rezaei rated it really liked it
من جلد اولش رو که خوندم متوجه تاثیر شخصیت ژان بر خودم شدم. وبا شوق خاصی به خواندن بقیه کتاب ادامه دادم.صبور بودن و اعتماد به خویشتن و صداقت داشتن و اینکه هدف رو شناختن و بخاطرش جنگیدن از برجسته ترین فضیلت های اخلاقی این شخصیت و این کتاب بود به عقیده من.
Sahel
Sep 21, 2008 Sahel rated it liked it
همه رومن رولان رو به خاطر توصیفات دقیقش تحسین می کنن اما به نظر من یه کم خسته کننده است.فقط از اون توصیفات کودکی ژان کریستف خوشم می آد.نگاه کردنش از چشم یک بچه فوق العاده است
علی
Jun 23, 2007 علی rated it it was ok
Shelves: world-literature
ژان کریستف و جان شیفته را م. به آذین(محمود اعتمادزاده) به فارسی ترجمه کرده که اولی یکی دو سال قبل از انقلاب و دومی در سال های اول انقلاب منتشر شده اند.
Shokufeh شکوفه  Kavani کاوانی
Romain Rolland changed my view towards men through Jean-Christophe so thank you , thank you.
Shokufeh شکوفه  Kavani کاوانی
There was an L'ame enchantee who became Jean-Christophe and stayed with us for rest of our lives.
soroush
Mar 28, 2009 soroush rated it it was amazing
متن ترجمه ي م ا به اذين را خواندم كه يكي از لذت بخش ترين تجربه هاي زندگيم بود
Silvi
May 03, 2016 Silvi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Жан-Кристоф е едно момче, което всеки от нас може да открие в себе си. За времето, в което го опознавах аз разбрах, че съм също толкова честолюбива, глупаво принципна и горда и затова съм изпитвала на главата си същите последици от неразумното си поведение, както ги изпитва и Кристоф. Чрез присъствието му в живота си намерих не просто съмишленик, но и приятел, а и някой, който би могъл да ме разбере. Ако Кристоф беше реална личност той нямаше да е сам и неразбран, защото аз щях да му правя компа ...more
Maryam
Jan 19, 2010 Maryam rated it really liked it
شکست مردم برگزیده را از نو می آفریند، جان ها را از هم متمایز می سازد، آنچه را که پاک و نیرومند است به یک سو می نهد، و آن را پاک تر و نیرومندتر می گرداند. اما سقوط دیگران را تسریع می کند یا جهش شوق را در آنان می شکند.از این راه بخش عمده ی ملت را که از پای درمی آیند از برگزیدگان که به راه خود ادامه می دهند جدا می سازد.برگزیدگان این را می دانند و از آن رنج می برند؛ حتی در آنان که دلاورترند اندوه نهفته ای لانه دارد، اندوه از احساس ناتوانی و تنهایی خویش و بدتر از همه آن که اینان نه تنها از پیکر ملت خ ...more
Laura
I. L'aube.
The original French text is available at La Bibliothèque électronique du Québec.

II. Le matin.
The original French text is available at La Bibliothèque électronique du Québec.

III. L'adolescent.
The original French text is available at La Bibliothèque électronique du Québec.
Konfemylee
1. a book more than 100 years old
Wendolyn
Jan 01, 2013 Wendolyn marked it as to-read
Recommended to Wendolyn by: Another book
Shelves: sociology
Referenced in A Gay and Melancholy Sound
Author received Nobel Prize in Lit in 1915 for this work
Li Li
Jun 17, 2014 Li Li rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fictions-classic
Love this book, so inspiring, full of struggling but also beauty and hope.
Nasim
May 08, 2010 Nasim added it
تنها سغادت بادوام آن است که يکديگر را درک کنيم و سپس دوست بداريم. رومن رولان
Lourdes Mordini
Oct 24, 2013 Lourdes Mordini rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In ten volumes, great read. Romain Rolland received the Nobel Prize.
Shokufeh شکوفه  Kavani کاوانی
جان شیفته ای بود که ژان کریستف شد و در همه ما زیست........
Kiana
Sep 25, 2007 Kiana rated it did not like it
بعد ازجان شیفته خواندنش بی معناست
Araceli Mendiluce
Feb 18, 2009 Araceli Mendiluce rated it it was amazing
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Kevin
Oct 04, 2007 Kevin is currently reading it
WIP
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Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1915 "as a tribute to the lofty idealism of his literary production and to the sympathy and love of truth with which he has described different types of human beings."
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