"his four-volume masterpiece, Jean-Christophe"

Jean Christophe is a French fictional biography on Beethoven by Nobel Prize winner Romain Rolland (1866-1944).  It consists of 10 volumes:

  1. L'Aube ("Dawn", 1904)
  2. Le Matin ("Morning", 1904)
  3. L'Adolescent ("Youth", 1904)
  4. La Révolte ("Revolt", 1905)
  5. La Foire sur la place ("The Marketplace", 1908)
  6. Antoinette (1908)
  7. Dans la maison ("The House", 1908)
  8. Les Amies ("Love and Friendship", 1910)
  9. Le Buisson ardent ("The Burning Bush", 1911)
  10. La Nouvelle Journée ("The New Dawn", 1912)

Volumes 1-4 are grouped as Jean-Christophe, 5-7 as Jean-Christophe à Paris, and 8-10 as La fin du voyage. The main character, Jean-Christophe Krafft, is a German composer of Belgian descent.