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    A short ordinary romance story about romanticized versions of the French peasantry The plot is boring, but the descriptions of rural life and peasant customs are charming This is a romanticized look at the peasant, and one which differs from the stark grimness of her own musings on D...


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    Strikes a slightly odd note between fairytale and a record of the poetic side of rural life I didn t feel that any of the characters were really given a chance to come alive There s a lot of expositional dialogue Germaine you really must make up your mind about finding a new wife You ve been a widower for two years since you lost my daughter, and your son is seven You re coming up to thirty, my lad, and you know that once you ve passed that age, round these parts, a man is considered Strikes a slightly odd note between fairytale and ...


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    By the 1840s, George Sand s novel writing career had progressed beyond her decade long anti matriomonial period, and she began to write among many other projects someupbeat and happy love stories about the peasants of her native Berry region in central France La Mare au Diable or The Devil s Pool is probably the best known of her popular trio of pastora...


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    A quick little read.The book is divided into three parts Introduction from the author a story that is somewhat of a parable or fairy tale appendices that provide information about rural life.The introduction is a commentary on painting of a ploughman, in which a devil dances waiting for the ploughman s death Using this, Sand complains that too much of literature is religious, and that it shou...


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    This read was for the 2011 French Female Writers Throughout the Ages reading challenge, 19th century novel.This novel is one of the French classics you are meant to study in school so I am not quite sure how it happened that I had to wait for C line s reading challenge before I got around to reading it La Mare au Diable can be acquired in pretty much any French bookstore from your tiny local one to the big Fnac and should not cost you over two Euros Quite a nice change from the other books I ha This read was for the 2011 French Female Writers Throughout the Ages reading challenge, 19th century novel.This novel is one of the French classics you are meant to study in school so I am not quite sure how it happened that I had to wait for C line s reading challenge before I got around to reading it La Mare au Diable can be acquired in pretty much any French bookstore from your tiny local one to the big Fnac and should not cost you over two Euros Quite a nice change from the other books I had to track down for this challenge and it s also a nice proof if any was needed that Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin, aka George Sand, is a writer that has left its impact on French readers and literature.I think many foreigners have heard of George Sand, a woman ahead of her times, if perhaps not for her literary talent, at...


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    What a great view of tiny village life in France It is about what people do, feel think, what they daily cope with, in such a place It is also a story of love s anguish The best part of the book is the wedding and the culture surrounding weddings in France I immensely enjoyed this book One of the ...


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    La Mare au DiableGeorge Sand n e Aurore Dupin 1804 1876 Voil un petit roman d amour romantique, campagnard La mare ensorcel ne joue qu un petit r le dans ce r cit, par contre le mariage avec les nombreuses tradition...


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Most people today remember Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, who is better known by her pseudonym George Sand and who died in 1876, less as the author of dozens of novels than as the cross dressing, cigar smoking lover of a host of celebrities in the French artistic world, including Alfred de Musset and Fr d ric Chopin Yet her writings deserve not to be forgotten...


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    The oh so alluringly named Shameless Hussy Press, who brought this back into print in the 70s, bemoan that there are so many books about George Sand about, but so few by her Typically I d side with their interests, but, alas, actually reading this particular somewhat idealized pastoral romance from Sand s pen in 1840s has nothing on hearing about her life Just look into it, or watch the fairly insane period drama about Sand and Chopin that Zulawski filmed in the early 90s she s amazing But The oh so alluringly named Shameless Hussy...


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The Haunted Pool Purchase Of This Book Includes Free Trial Access To Www.million Books.com Where You Can Read Than A Million Books For Free.This Is An OCR Edition With Typos.Excerpt From Book THE QUEEN OF THE VILLAGE 1 T OVVEVER, When Germain Had Removed The Marks Of Travel From His Dress And The Trappings Of His Horse, When He Had Mounted The Gray And The Road To Fourche Had Been Pointed Out To Him, He Thought That It Was Impossible To Draw Back Now, And That He Must Forget This Night Of Agitation Like A Dangerous Dream He Found Father Leonard At The Threshold Of His White House, Seated Upon A Handsome Wooden Bench Painted A Spinach Green There Were Six Stone Steps Before The Door, Which Showed That The House Had A Cellar The Wall Of The Garden And Of The Hemp Yard Was Grouted With Lime And Sand It Was A Handsome Dwelling, And Might Almost Have Been Mistaken For The House Of A Townsman The Future Father In Law Came To Meet Germain, And After Asking Him For Five Minutes News Of All His Family, Added The Phrase Consecrated To Questioning Politely Those Whom One Meets About The Object Of Their Journey You Have Come For A Little Turn In Our Neighborhood I Came To See You, Replied The Farmer, And To Make You This Little Present Of Game On The Part Of My Father In Law, And To Say To You Also, From Him, That You Must Know With What Intentions I Have Come To See You Ah, Ha Said Father Leonard, Laughing And Tapping His Ample Belly, I See, I Understand, I Have It And He Added, Winking You Will Not Be The Only One To Pay Your Compliments, Young Man There Are Already Three In The House Who Are Waiting Like You I Never Send Any One Away, And I Should Be Greatly Embarrassed To Give The Preference To Any One, For They Are All Good Matches Nevertheless, For The Sake Of Father Maurice, And Of The Quality Of The Lands Which You Farm, I Should Prefer It To Be You But My Daughter Is Of Age, And Mistress Of Her Own Fortune She