Jean Giono

Jean Giono (30 March 1895 – 8 October 1970) was a French author who wrote works of fiction mostly set in the Provence region of France.






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The man who planted trees

Jean Giono - Publisher : Random House

It tells the story of one shepherd's long and successful singlehanded effort to re-forest a desolate valley in the foothills of the Alps in Provence throughout the first half of the 20th century. The tale is short—only about 4000 words long. It was written in French, but first published in English. The story begins in the year 1913, when this young man is undertaking a lone hiking trip through...
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