By: Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893)
Having spent her girlhood at a convent getting a good education, Jeanne has just returned home and is a happy young woman full of hope and excitement, and eager to experience life and love!
But is she ready?
The facts of life were not a part of the convent’s curriculum and dear Mother and Father are unable to broach sensitive topics, so Jeanne must learn life’s lessons the hard way. From the shock and dismay of the wedding night, to childbirth, to infidelity, to religion, there is a lot of learning to be done.
- Summary by Lisa Reichert