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La\Planete des Singes [Pierre Boulle] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Despite being a cult classic of science fiction films, the text upon which Planet of the Apes is based is actually a fairly serious (if not satirical). About the Author. Pierre Boulle est né en à Avignon. Après ses études, il va vivre en Extrême-Orient. Il s’engage et combat tour à tour en Chine.

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Il capovolgimento dei fronti, isnges a volte il fronte comune per capovolgersi. Jinn having been educated there, can read the papers. While stationed in Indochina inhe was captured by Vichy France loyalists on the Mekong River and was subjected to severe hardship and forced labour.

View all 5 comments. With all the devolved people being depicted as beautiful and white – and the common racist portrayal of Africans as apes – this isn’t exactly a stretch. However, their derision dees to fear with a discovery in a distant archaeological dig and an analysis of inherited memory in some human brains, revealed during brain surgery to make primitive humans talk. The story is told as being in a manuscript found by space travellers, so much of the story is told in narrative rather bkulle dialogue.

Retrieved 2 February He visited a zoo to see the caged animals: When they catch hold of it, they f This book is a total work of fiction but very unbelievable! In the distant past, the planet was ruled by human beings who built a technological society and enslaved apes to perform their manual labor.

Boulle’s novel, bouyed by the success of the film, has been translated into numerous languages. Inside it is a message!

Meron may be in danger because his launch was discovered. It almost begs the question what a French movie adaptation would look like. Write a customer review. Then the ape scientists in the said planet conduct Pavlov-like experiments to their captured human beings and one of the three was Ulysse, the author of the journal found floating in the space as narrated in the frame story.


Things began to change. I had heard that the source novel was very different from this film and was always curious about the inspiration for one of my favorite movies.

In the space they see an object dse.

Written by Ulysse Merou and telling of an expedition from our world to the giant star Betelgeuse, light years from Earth. Her tribe, who comport as dumb animals, wreck the newcomers’ clothing and olanete. Ulysse, the professor, and a physicist named Arthur Levain flew off in this ship to explore outer space, hoping to make contact with some intelligent alien civilization. The major shock to them comes when they find that the APES are the ruling masters of this wonderful planet.!

So I bought the first paperback printing dees this book, which has a much more attractive cover. Part Three has the remaining twelve chapters. Zira advises Meron of the possible problems for him Chapter What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? The end twist is completely different, for example, and the main character is a journalist who is essentially just along for the ride, not an American astronaut.

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Leaving this upside down place is the goal of Ulysse,a nice place to visit but you wouldn’t want to live there! Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Zira taught Meron the simian language and explained society on Soror: The first film was Planet of the Apesa science fiction feature film directed by Franklin J. In he was called up for WW II. I thought the difference between the novel and he movie adaptatio I always hated those paperbacks with photos planette the singse.

Aspects of the book show up in the assorted movies but no theatrical version stays true to the intentions pjerre the book which questions our ideas of intelligence and creativity It’s a quick and easy read and quite the ripping yarn. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. In ded, you will wonder if the whole narrative was not a fabrication of some kind.

For other books in the Planet of the Apes franchise, see Planet of the Apes. It seemed to me too difficult, and there was the chance that it would appear ridiculous. Pierre Boulle 20 February — 30 January was a French novelist best known for two works, The Bridge over the River Kwai and Planet of the Apes that were both made into award-winning films.


Le Cercle du nouveau livre; First Edition edition Language: Mass Plxnete Paperbackpages. But, apart from the familiarities, this planet is very different than ours.

A series reboot with a new production team called Rise of the Planet of the Apes was released in to critical and commercial success. As apes learned to talk, a cerebral laziness took hold of the humans. At first, the simians reacted to Merou with laughter and disgust; but then, little by little, they accepted him as an equal.

The way the loyalists treated him and his fellow Gaulle and resistance supporters inspired Boulle to write this novel. I think I may become a keen reader of this type of books. March Learn how and when to remove this template message.

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It is a sci-fi because of the idea of having apes ruling the universe as they think that men have lesser intelligence than them. The idea that the chimp scientists focus so strongly on biological and brain studies because that’s the last thing their unevolved ancestors were used for by human was inspired. Articles needing additional references from February All articles needing additional references Articles singse Japanese-language text Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention from August All Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention Articles needing additional references from March Wikipedia articles with BNF identifiers.

The novel inspired a media franchise comprising nine films, two television plajete one animated and several comic books. Res had read this once before, I think, just after high school – I found a copy in the local library.