La jalousie


Publishing History

French Editions

Published 1957 by Les Editions de Minuit.

US Editions

Published 1959 by Grove Press. Translated by Richard Howard.

In 1965 Grove Press packaged this with In the Labyrinth as Two Novels: Jealousy and In the Labyrinth. This remains the edition available.

In 1963 a French student edition, edited by Germaine Bree and Eric Schoenfeld, was published by Macmillan. It contains an introduction in English, notes for the text at the bottom of pages, and a vocabulary list in the back, as well as the infamous map of the house from the Grove Press edition. I'm pretty sure it's out of print, which is unfortunate as it's nice for learning French, but many university libraries have copies.

In 1971 an illustrated English version (using Howard's translation) was published by Allen Press (Kentfield, CA), titled Jealousy; Rhythmic Themes by Alain Robbe-Grillet with pen and ink drawings by Michele Forgeois. This is out of print and appears to be a limited edition. I haven't yet seen it although Stanford and other universities have copies.

UK Editions

Unknown by me.


The title actually translates both as "jealousy" and "venitian blinds", both of which are major elements of the novel.

(Comments about Howard's translation, drawing, etc.)