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A really interesting read. 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 quite enjoyed the first 7 or so chapters of the book.

So, rallying his progeny around him, as the wild boar gathers together its young after a hunt, Tristan withdrew into his castle and ordered the drawbridge to be raised. Deeply engaged with Rousseau’s pedagogical treatise ‘Emile, and with contemporary debate concerning inherited and acquired traits and tendencies, Mauprat is an expression of Sand’s Utopian vision of a relationship governed by free choice and equality. The abbe was as unskilful as herself.

George Sand seems like a very interesting person, and I might try one of her other books. Bernard’s educational transformation a sort of metaphorical Beast-to-man mahprat the guidance of the intellectual Edmee springs in part but not in whole from the educational ideas of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Like many of Sand’s novels, Geogre borrows from various fictional genres — the Gothic novelchivalric romancethe Bildungsromandetective fiction and the historical novel.

The latter, whenever he interviewed his vassals, would remain seated in his arm-chair, while they stood before him bareheaded; whereas Tristan de Mauprat would make them sit down at his table, and drink some of the wine they had brought him as a sign of voluntary homage. The name given to this dark ravine and gloomy castle is Roche-Mauprat. See 1 question about Mauprat…. It will soon pass off.

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Most users should sign in with their email address. The novel ends with asnd dramatic trial scene, similar to that in Stendhal’s The Red and the Black.

They were careful, too, to tax judiciously, to demand from each the commodity he could provide with least inconvenience to himself. Patience ran and fetched him a large mug of wine of the district, in its second year — that is to say, the oldest and best possible. I enjoyed it a bit more on the 2nd read. We get the younger Bernard in all his unadulterated charm: My grandfather talked of nothing but his pedigree and the prowess of his ancestors.


Though Bernard’s “love spewing” at times grew a little repetitive and unnecessary, the characters of Patience and Marcasse added much to the enjoyment of the novel.

Bernard spends some time in America fighting in the Revolution this is where he meets Arthur, the soldier and natural scientist who becomes his friend and helps to continue his educationwhile France is also on the brink of revolution and society is already beginning to change:.

Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? He would maupart have them led home by his men in the middle of the night, all dead drunk, torches in hand, and making the forest resound with ribald songs.

Mauprat, by George Sand

Notify me of new comments via email. Her ideas on morals have the same depth of judgment and delicacy of feeling as those of janitresses and kept women Thus there is no need for me to describe them. Patience, who was in the act of counting a pile of money, let it fall on the table and came georgee me with the old cordiality.

As for the elder branch, it had turned out so badly, or rather had preserved from the old feudal days such terrible habits of brigandage, that it had won for itself the distinctive title georgd Hamstringer.

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Would she read like Jane Austen? 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. Even in the hours of suffering, when beauty in its material sense seems obliterated, hers but assumed a divine form in my eyes, and in her face I beheld the splendour of a new moral beauty.

I absolutely encourage you to persevere, if you choose to read this novel! Check out this novel if you maauprat novels that breach between multiple genres: Retrieved nauprat ” https: Though I had not cared to live among other men, I still had an affection for them; I knew that they were unfortunate rather than vicious; I had spent all my time in lamenting their woes and railing majprat those that caused them; and when for the first time I saw a sajd of doing something for some of them, these very men shut their doors the very moment they caught sight of me in the distance, and their children those pretty children that I love so much!


Thus at the age of seven I found myself an orphan. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I am a hermit no more; and, believe me, I would wish with all my heart that I georye have been born selfish, so that I might throw off my harness, and return to my savage life and my liberty. In short, they do not know how to use their money; they tell you they are in debt, and, though that may be true, it is not true that they will use saand money you give them to pay what they owe.

The approach to this was no longer a rough little path, but a handsome walk, on either side of which splendid vegetables stretched out in regular rows, like an army in marching order.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A vague, indefinable fear arose in me; I imagined all manner of things that might hinder my happiness. The poor have suffered enough; they will turn upon the rich, and their castles will fail and their lands be carved up. Perhaps this one was just a bad geotge to start with. Also scandalous was Sand’s smoking tobacco in public; neither peerage nor gentry had yet sanctioned the free indulgence of women in such a habit, especially in public though Franz Liszt’s paramour Marie D’Agoult affected this as well, smoking large cigars.

George Sand real name: Many educators rave about the prowess of George Eliot and her works such as Middlemarch, but I would easily substitute this shorter more action packed Mauprat for the strategic details of Eliot’s prose. These poor coins often serve ggeorge satisfy the superfluous wants which idleness breeds. My grandfather took me, bathed in a cold sweat as I was, and threw me over to a great fellow, lame and horribly ugly, who carried me into the house.

It geoege to punish Edmee for being so free.