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I enjoyed it and I gained something from it’s reading. Twenty times, in a frenzy of despair, I was on the point of throwing myself off; but the instinctive love of life prevented me from giving way to the impulse. Lanham, University Press of America, The van was composed of a battalion of cabbages; carrots and lettuces formed the main body; and along the hedge some modest sorrel brought up the rear. All I can tell you is that the place has never been so attractive as it is now.

And how could I describe to you my feelings on beholding Edmee? And I acknowledge that not everyone would read it that way: I felt for the characters, I cared for their troubles, I hoped for a happy ending. Pritchett writer “What a brave man she was, and what a good woman.

However, when it comes to adult novels, I believe such a moral is rather simplistic, shallow, and naive. On my return I found this garden, marked out, planted and inclosed as you see it. The name given to this dark ravine and gloomy castle is Roche-Mauprat. Mauprat is the stirring tale of a woman who meets a distant cousin and finds him hot, but not genteel enough to marry.

This book totally deserves to be read, also will be in my memory. Mar 29, Ion rated it liked it Shelves: We were now at the end of our walk. Then I rushed forward and fell at her feet without being able to say a word. In these fights the Mauprats no longer shone, despite their numbers, their complete union, and their herculean strength; since the whole population of the district sided with their opponents and took upon itself the duty of stoning them.


When we arrived near Varenne we alighted from the post-chaise and, ordering the driver to proceed by the longest road to Saint—Severe, took a short cut through the woods.

Besides, the blood flowed swiftly in her veins, and when her mind was not absorbed in intellectual work she needed exercise in the open air. I shall not see it; but you will. At first they gave me a welcome such as they would give to a lost dog in time of drought; and with a vexation I could scarce conceal I noticed the sanv and distrust on all their faces.

But, like a good first-person POV, it’s such a limited viewpoint on the story – what I wouldn’t have given for a glimpse inside Edmee’s head sometimes The hidalgo excused his weakness on the score of fatigue and the heat.

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Don’t have an account? People must correct each other, he says, “en vous aimant beaucoup les uns les autres. Ever since the people realized that I was a little Turgot they have grovelled before me, and that has pained me not a little. All these things, however, only enable me to be polite to the village elders when they come and report mauprzt deserving cases of the place, so that I may make them known at the castle.

Mauprat by George Sand – She Reads Novels

This is more about philosophy and world view and changing more’s than it is about plot. When Patience, who was as demonstrative as his friend was the geirge, had recovered from his first transports, he turned to me and said:.

Sand also calls into question Rousseau ‘s ideal version of the female education as described in his novel Emilenamely, training women for domesticity and the home.


It is extremely readable and charming. For example, the continual reference to rape as shameful to a woman and that no self-respecting man would marry a woman who had been raped. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Mauprat is, in a sense, an allegory sanr the last days of feudal France as it yielded to the new ideas brought in by the French Revolution.

But for the most part it feels like a “standard” first-person point of view – there isn’t much intrusion or commentary from the retrospective viewpoint. It will soon pass off. It is far too naive and simplistic, geogge it teaches small kids to be good, compassionate, caring, and understanding.

Still, there is enough on the pages for me to see some of the larger patterns behind the story.

But Sand kept me coming back for more, and I gekrge her skill in this literary genre which is admittedly not my favorite. But ever since her father, a prey to the infirmities of old age, had been almost unable to leave his arm-chair, she had refused to leave him for a single moment; and, since she could not always be reading and working her mind, she had felt the necessity of taking up some of those feminine occupations which, as she said, “are the amusements of captivity.

That may have been viewed as the the case when the novel was written, but between that, the unlikable characters, and Bernard’s lust for his cousin this book lost me entirely. If it is grand to sacrifice personal maulrat and life to the mysterious decrees of conscience, it is cowardly to abandon both to the fury of an unjust persecution. I’m not enjoying this book very much.