Books Should Be Free
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

Armand; or The Peer and The Peasant

Book cover
By: (1819-1870)

Armand; or The Peer and The Peasant by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie is a captivating and thought-provoking novel that explores the themes of class, identity, and love. The story follows the journey of two men, Armand, a wealthy nobleman, and Jacques, a humble peasant, whose lives become intertwined in unexpected ways.

The character development in this novel is superb, with both Armand and Jacques undergoing significant growth and transformation throughout the story. The contrast between their backgrounds and social statuses allows for a deeper exploration of the dynamics between the upper and lower classes.

Ritchie's writing is rich and evocative, transporting the reader to the lush landscapes of 19th-century France. The dialogue is sharp and engaging, drawing the reader into the personal struggles and conflicts of the characters.

Overall, Armand; or The Peer and The Peasant is a compelling read that delves into complex themes with sensitivity and depth. Fans of historical fiction and romance will find much to enjoy in this beautifully crafted novel.

Book Description:
Although almost completely obscure today, this romantic melodrama was arguably a bigger hit for actress/playwright Anna Cora Mowatt than her theatre history-making comedy “Fashion” Wisely cashing in on the craze for settings and characters made popular by Alexander Dumas’ “Musketeer” novels still being published in serial form when the play debuted, this drama focuses on the adventures of sweet, beautiful, peasant maiden Blanche, who discovers she may be the illegitimate daughter of the scheming Duke de Richelieu. Her sweetheart, the noble Armand, must prove that he is clever, bold, and courageous enough to defend her honor – Even if that means confronting the lecherous King Louis XV himself! - Summary by Kelly S. Taylor CAST LIST: Louis XV ToddHW Duke de Richelieu Mike Manolakes Duke D'Antin Alan Mapstone Armand Cavaet Le Sage Greg Giordano Victor Matea Bracic Blanche Jenn Broda Dame Babette Kelly S. Taylor Jaqueline TJ Burns Jacot David Purdy Etienne Elise Dee Stage Directions Wayne Cooke

Stream audiobook and download chapters

Review this book

Popular Genres
More Genres
Paid Books