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Did she truly love him — and if so, at what point did she begin to love him? I really enjoyed the beginning maauprat this book.

Rumour says that before changing his existence in this way he made strenuous efforts to find some descendant of the elder branch worthy to restore the tarnished family name, and preserve the fortune which had accumulated in the hands of the younger branch.

Her basic premise is georgs a good, equable society would be analogous to a good, equable marriage. This is the first George Sand novel I have read. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page.

Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. So that’s there, and it’s jarring. Sand was also a political idealist, and so she set this novel before the French Revolution much in the way we nowadays set novels before the Second World War, so we can see the portents coming. But, just as I was about to throw it open, I was seized with a new fear and checked myself; then I opened it so timidly that Edmee, who was occupied at some embroidery on a frame, did not raise her eyes, thinking that in this slight noise she yeorge the respectful Saint—Jean.

Mar 09, Rita rated it liked it. A plague on parliament; starvation to all imbued with the new philosophy; maupra 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. Yes, it sounds like she is trying to write in the Gothic genre.


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She loves learning, she’s quick-thinking and determined, she won’t be imposed maupratt. Preview — Mauprat by George Sand. From that day Mauprat and his sons broke with mauprxt civil laws as they had already broken with all moral laws. Check out this novel if you like novels that breach between multiple genres: Why was she determined to keep Bernard waiting for so many years?

This site uses cookies. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Perhaps more than in any other of her works, Sand created a wide potpourri of some negative, but mostly positive male characteristics in this story, which takes place in her native Berry region of France inp the s. And I took frustrated issue with the scene which triggers the final, culminatory phase of the novel.

All these things, however, only enable me to be polite to the village elders when they come geroge report the deserving cases of the place, so that I may make them known at the castle. Wi Reading an author for the first time, whose works are now very much considered classic, can often geodge daunting.

It catalyses a slew of symbolically very important events, which are gripping reading, and I don’t suppose there could have been another way to really produce that intense ending. Retrieved from ” https: The reason I say not in whole is because Sand, hallelujah, threw out the wand of Rousseau’s opinions on female education. 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.

Mauprat by George Sand

Email alerts New issue alert. Mar 02, Haley rated it liked it Shelves: As a consequence of many unorthodox aspects of her lifestyle, Sand was obliged to relinquish some of the privileges appertaining to a baroness — though, interestingly, the mores of the period did permit upper-class wives to live physically separated from their husbands, without losing face, provided the estranged couple exhibited no blatant irregularity to the outside world.


Despite her strange, inconsistent, and at some points really annoying behavior, Bernard patiently bears everything to reach the expected happy end of the novel. Mauprat is, in a sense, an allegory of the last days of feudal France as it yielded to the new ideas brought in by the French Revolution.

The young hero and heroine come from different branches of the Mauprat family. What a fabulously complex character: Bernard’s last words to his listeners are his vehement refusal to believe in fatality, and his conviction that training and education can triumph over instinct and genetics.

Mauprat by George Sand

The events happen with so many interesting obstacles, so much passionate love, which leads the reader to the deep forests of reasons and soul. It is extremely readable and charming. Yet in this premature paleness and in this somewhat unhealthy thinness there seemed to be an indefinable charm; her eyes, more sunken, but inscrutable as ever, showed less pride and more melancholy than of old; her mouth had become more mobile, and her smile was more delicate and less contemptuous.

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Beautiful apple-trees, already well grown, spread their verdant shade above these plants; while pear-trees, alternately standards and espaliers, with borders of thyme and sage kissing the feet of sunflowers and gilliflowers, convicted Patience of a strange return to ideas of social order, and even to a taste for luxuries.

Many educators rave about the sanv I really enjoyed the beginning of this book.

Being the youngest son of his family, he had taken the vow of celibacy; but, when he found geofge the sole survivor of several brothers and sisters, he obtained release from his vow, and took a wife the year before I was born. He would not or could not assign it to its real sense.