Marcel Pagnol


All Marcel Pagnol's works have been grouped under this heading. You will find novels, short stories and "Marcel Pagnol's Sermons" friendly drawn from his work and collected by his friend Reverend Father Norbert Calmels.

Marcel Pagnol: novelist, playwright, essayist.
Marcel Pagnol: novelist, playwright, essayist.
Catullus, a young Latin poet, passionately loves Clodia, a courtesan. She falls in love with him, but being fickle and frivolous, she cheats on him.

Catulle (1922)


Catullus, a young Latin poet, loves Clodia, a courtesan, passionately. She falls in love with him but, light and frivolous, she deceives him.

Satirical play in five acts. In collaboration with Paul Nivoix.

The Merchants of Glory (1925)


Edouard Bachelet, a modest civil servant in a provincial prefecture, uses the glory of his son who died in the war, the hero of Verdun, to fulfill the hopes of his youth.

Blaise tries in vain to live his youth.

Jazz (1926)


Blaise is a true scholar who devoted the best years of his life to a work he believed to be important, then discovers too late the vanity of his work...

Topaze, created in 1928, is Pagnol's first theatrical success.

Topaz (1928)


A modest teacher, honest, naive and scorned, finds himself hired by a crooked city councilman who wants to use him as a front...

Marius, the son of César and owner of the Marine bar, is torn between his love for Fanny and his desire to go to sea, to travel the world...

Marius (1929)


When Marcel Pagnol, in 1929, had Marius performed on a Parisian stage, he probably did not suspect that his characters would become as famous as Harpagon or Monsieur Jourdain.

Since Marius left, César has become increasingly irritable, and his friends bear the brunt of it. When Fanny learns that she is expecting a child from Marius, dishonor looms over her...

Fanny (1931)


Two years after Marius, Pagnol took up his characters in Fanny (1931) where he had left them. Audiences at the Théâtre de Paris enthusiastically found Fanny, César, Panisse, Escartefigue, Monsieur Brun and Honorine.

'PIROUETTES' tells the audacious love adventures of Louis-Irénée Peluque.

Pirouettes (1932)


A work of youth, Pirouettes tells the adventures of three characters, Jacques Panier, Félix Antoine Grasset and Louis Irénée Peluques.

The ultimate adaptation of Giono by Pagnol.

“The Baker’s Wife” play (1938)


The baker's wife ran away with a shepherd. The baker gets drunk and stops making bread. Everyone in the village - including the legendary enemies, the schoolteacher and the priest - unite to find the baker's wife.