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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The Grand Council immediately released him Chapter Trapped humans were put in cages Chapter He finds that each primate species are separated in classes, chimpanzees are kind, peaceful intellectuals and citizens, orangutans are the scientists and the politicians, gorillas are violent and are the laborers, hunters, and authorities, and monkeys are citizens and workers.

This was satirical and very funny in some places, upsetting and sad in others. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The end twist is completely different, for example, and the main character is a journalist noulle is essentially just along for the ride, not an American astronaut. Because I grew up in the ‘s, I had always assumed that this book was a “novelization” of the film.

Attracted by a lovely golden naked woman whom they call Nova, they swim below a scenic waterfall.

Planet of the Apes To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It is subsequently revealed, via the frame story, that Jinn and Phyllis are actually civilized chimpanzees, and they discard Ulysse’s story as sheer fantasy because the idea of humans as speaking and civilized members of society is planere utterly unbelievable concept to them. However the original movie had a lot similarities to the book.

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Ulysse was adopted by one of the researchers, Ziraa female chimpanzee, who began to teach him the apes’ language – Zira naturally didn’t understand French being his native tongue on Earth drs, but Merou was able to make his meanings known by sign language. Meron may be in danger because his launch was discovered. They chatted and their faces expressed sentiments.

This article needs additional citations for verification. I will have more to say about this in another venue later this y I have been meaning to read the one that started it all, the novel by Pierre Boulle. There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name. Boulle was an engineer serving as a secret agent with the Free French in Singess, when he was captured and subjected to two years’ forced labour.

He impregnated her and thus proved that he was the same species as the primitive humans, which lowered his standing in the eyes of many of the apes.

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But the Professor believed they could be re-educated. The book is similar to the film series in certain ways, but different enough to provide a new approach to the main subject. She is frightened by their pet chimpanzee, Hector, and strangles it. Our nearest cousins, and the ones most likely to overrun us in the end.

Independent of the American franchise, pifrre Japanese television series, Saru No Gundanwas based on the novel. In planetr or finished hide spoilers please. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? It almost begs the question what a French movie adaptation would look like. They all have different fates; the physicist get killed during the hunt, the professor reverts to primitive behavior, and the journalist is held in a laboratory. There is little in the way of character development among human or ape and there is just enough world building go move the story forward.


Product details Hardcover Publisher: I can see why Planet of the Apes became a classic but truth be told, I don’t really think it merits that status.

Or a comment on human prejudice? One can easily read it within a day or two.

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It’s ironic how Professor Antelle got his wish. Soon after the Earthmen, along with the natives are ambushed by This book is a sci-fi and I know some people look down on sci-fi readers.

Later this woman attacks and kills Hector, their pet chimpanzee Chapter 5. I liked the book, but I like the film series more. It was a different thing but the movie got some stuff right. Things began to change. Due to time dilation, however, the trip seemed to the travelers only to last two years. I cannot say anything more about this book as it will lead straight to spoilers!!

I’m a big fan of the original movie and have seen it many, many times. Levain became a victim. Nova was put in the same cage with Meron.

Open Preview See a Problem? The story takes place in far future where a young couple is spending their holiday traveling in space in a ship. Our human hero, Ulysse, is an appealing and compassionate intellectual, no “damn dirty apes” outcries here. It inspired that incredible scene with Charlton Heston: That was definitely not what I expected.