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

The Devil's Pool

The Devil's Pool by George Sand
By: (1804-1876)

George Sand (the pen name of Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin 1804-1876) is famous for flaunting the conventions of behavour expected of women of her standing in France at the time and for her numerous romantic liaisons including her long standing affair with Frédéric Chopin. The Devil’s Pool (published in 1846 as La Mare au Diable) is one of several short pastoral novels drawn from her childhood experiences in the rural French region of Berri. It tells the story of a young widower, Germain, who, at the insistence of his father-in-law, sets out to remarry so that he will have someone to help raise his three young children.

Summary written by the reader.

First Page:

THE ROMANCISTS

GEORGE SAND

THE DEVIL'S POOL

[Illustration: Chapter V

He saw my little Marie watching her three sheep on the common land . ]

BIBLIOTHÈQUE DES CHEFS D'OEUVRE

DU ROMAN CONTEMPORAIN

THE DEVIL'S POOL

GEORGE SAND

PRINTED FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY BY GEORGE BARRIE & SONS, Philadelphia

COPYRIGHT, 1901, BY GEORGE BARRIE & SON

THIS EDITION OF

THE DEVIL'S POOL

HAS BEEN COMPLETELY TRANSLATED

BY

GEORGE B. IVES

THE ETCHINGS AND DRAWINGS ARE BY

EDMOND RUDAUX

NOTICE

When I began, with The Devil's Pool , a series of rustic pictures which I proposed to collect under the title of The Hemp Beater's Tales , I had no theory, no purpose to effect a revolution in literature. No one can bring about a revolution by himself alone, and there are revolutions, especially in matters of art, which mankind accomplishes without any very clear idea how it is done, because everybody takes a hand in them. But this is not applicable to the romance of rustic manners: it has existed in all ages and under all forms, sometimes pompous, sometimes affected, sometimes artless... Continue reading book >>


Stream audiobook and download chapters






eBook Downloads
ePUB eBook
• iBooks for iPhone and iPad
• Nook
• Sony Reader
Kindle eBook
• Mobi file format for Kindle
Read eBook
• Load eBook in browser
Text File eBook
• Computers
• Windows
• Mac

Reviews (Rated: 3 Stars - 2 reviews)

October 31, 2014
This book is very cliche.
March 9, 2014
If you reject this story using 21st century eyes, you will miss a fairy tale-like story and endearing characters. The plot is simple: the story of a courting widower in a rural French village. The young bride-to-be is sweet and loves the older (28!) man's children. The quaint wedding customs are described in detail and clearly date back centuries to the Pagans. I enjoyed this description of clothing and rituals the most. It is very well read. The three day wedding at the end carries pagan symbolism and celebration.


Popular Genres
More Genres
Languages
Paid Books