The Project Gutenberg EBook of Mauprat, by George Sand This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · 77 by George Sand. Mauprat by George Sand. No cover available. Download; Bibrec. Having never read George Sand before, I had no idea what her Once she is free of Roche-Mauprat, she insists that she cannot possibly.
|Published (Last):||19 September 2016|
|PDF File Size:||11.3 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||4.83 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
As I set foot on the steps of the chateau, I was suddenly filled with a feeling of devoutness; I clasped my hands and called upon Heaven in a sort of terror. I really enjoyed the beginning of this book. The Mauprats were clever enough not to demand money of them, for money is what the peasant in such a district obtains with the greatest difficulty, and parts from with the greatest reluctance.
Mauprat, by George Sand : I
So that’s there, and it’s jarring. 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 Patience, who was in the act of counting a pile of money, let it fall on the table and came towards me with the old cordiality. All these things, however, only enable me to be polite to the village elders when they come and report the deserving cases of the place, so that I may make them known at the castle.
Aug 14, Lora Grigorova rated it liked it.
No scandal, no denunciation were to be feared. In every family the Mauprats soon had their mistresses. What is the matter?
We induced several old persons who were in a similar position to combine and live together under the same roof. And by the standards of the mid-nineteenth century, astonishingly liberal with its views on sex roles and gender despite quibbles. It was easy enough for the Mauprats to pervert these poor folk; they feigned a friendly interest in them to mark their difference from the other nobles in the province whose manners still retained some of the haughtiness of their ancient power.
A plague on parliament; starvation to all imbued with the new philosophy; and death to the younger branch of the Mauprats — such were the watchwords of these men who, to crown all, gave themselves the airs of knights-errant of the twelfth century. And indeed, once they finally marry, Edmee disappears from the story.
Naomi Schor’s introduction explores these and other aspects of the novel, while Sylvia Raphael’s new translation does full justice to the powerfully descriptive qualities of one of George Sand’s most exciting and absorbing novels. If this is the case, the authors seems to be suggesting that the characters has an extremely high tolerance for boring books, and I think I do have a pretty high tolerance for boring books, but this book was too much for me.
But ever since her father, a prey to the infirmities of old age, had maupgat 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.
He made him swallow a few drops; its strength revived him. All you can do is to take a wallet and go from door to door to beg your bread, because you are used to bread and would die if you had to live on roots like the sorcerer Patience, that outcast of Nature, whom everybody hates and despises because he has not become a beggar.
The characters are so alive, they resonate, represent us. The light of education, a species gsorge good taste reflected, however dimly, from a polished court, and perhaps a presentiment of the impending terrible awakening of the people, were spreading through the castles and even through the half-rustic manors of the lordlings. She pushed me towards him; and the georye man clasped me in his feeble arms with a burst of generous affection that gave him back for a moment the vigour of youth.
Jan 14, Sugar rated it really liked it Shelves: They take no thought of the morrow; they will agree to as high a rate of interest as may be asked, and with your money they will buy a hemp-field or a set of furniture so as to astonish their neighbours and make them jealous. The sham poor owe me a grudge because I do not let myself be duped by them; and there are perverse and worthless people who think one is always doing too much for others, and never enough for them.
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. I felt for the characters, I cared for their troubles, I hoped for a happy ending. There will be ten cottages in the place of georgd park, and ten families will live on its revenue. Instead of taking my walks as usual in the direction of the woods, I paid a visit every day to the small holdings.
I put it on my kindle because I had seen references to George Sand in other books I have recently read.
Swift as an arrow it jumped the ravines and little torrents which everywhere intersect Varenne in all directions. Retrieved from ” https: And how could I describe to you my feelings on beholding Edmee?