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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Mass Market Paperbackpages. Some of them were disconcerting. Not true, figment of imagination, will never happen, yadda, yadda. 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 Earthbut Merou was able to make his meanings known boulle sign language.

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I listened to the audio version recorded by Greg Wise in and was surprised to find that in many cases the word ape in the print version was changed to monkey in the audio recording. When they catch hold buolle it, they f This book is a total work of fiction but very unbelievable! Who doesn’t feel that apes are just slightly too human sometimes?

Hestonish, if you will, of course. It’s just that we are too focused on ourselves that we don’t see what they have that we lack. Retrieved from ” http: Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Videos About This Book.

Sent back to Indochina he was captured in Later this woman attacks and kills Hector, their pet chimpanzee Chapter 5. Three and a half years later, Merou and his family arrived back on Earth, over years after he had originally left it, and landed outside the city of Paris.


I read a lot of That was definitely pierrre what I expected. Meron may be in danger because his launch was discovered. Anyway, I loved it as a kid.

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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. Retrieved 2 February — via www.

Well, a different kind of ship which is sort of a sphere with all the latest technologies installed in it.

A second adaptation of the book was released in directed by Tim Burton as a loose remake of the film of the same name. The apes had a very ancient society, but their origins were lost in time. I was shocked while I was reading fragments with descriptions of how apes were treating humans. Aspects of the book show up in the assorted movies but no theatrical version stays true to the intentions of the book which questions our ideas of intelligence and creativity.

Meron drew a picture of the solar system with Earth. I liked the book, but I like the film series more. The ending is very different from the film. That was definitely not what I expected.

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However, once outside the ship, he discovered that, biulle the centuries of his absence, simians had risen to dominance and man had de-evolved into primitive animals – Earth was now ruled by intelligent planets just like the planet from which he had fled as they are greeted by a gorilla in military outfit.

But hey, how about this main theme that I deduced from this book? Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Gorillas, fully dressed as hunters, attack the tribe with firearms. It’s not a masterpiece, and I don’t think Pierre Boulle intended it to be anything more than clever, lighthearted entertainment. They find planets singed are similar to earth Chapter 3. The book came first.


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

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Interesting story about the evolutionary replacement of human beings by apes as the dominant species. I read a lot of books but I have never been so absorbed in them. In progress or finished hide spoilers please.

Again, the trip took several centuries, but only a relative time of a few years to the protagonist.

Slaughtering them like animals, the men run for their lives but are captured. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I always hated those paperbacks with photos from the movie. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Their society is divided into three strata: It is a cautionary tale and a criticism of how lw treat our own world, our own society.

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. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

The captives are tested for conditioned reflexes Chapter But it’s not so! Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Personally,I tend to see most science fiction as a study of perre so I’m not going to say this isn’t it. It’s a pity that goodreads doesn’t have the image on hand. But, apart from the familiarities, this planet is very different than ours.