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La petite Jeanne ou Le devoir   By: (1796-1889)

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"La petite Jeanne ou Le devoir" by Zulma Carraud is a beautifully written story that explores themes of duty, sacrifice, and the struggles of poverty. The protagonist, Jeanne, is a young girl who must balance her responsibilities to her family with her desire for education and personal growth. Carraud's portrayal of Jeanne's inner turmoil and her complex relationships with those around her is both poignant and thought-provoking.

The novel delves into the harsh realities of 19th-century French society, where social class dictates one's opportunities and constraints. Through Jeanne's experiences, Carraud sheds light on the inequality and injustice faced by many at the time, especially women and children.

What resonates most about "La petite Jeanne ou Le devoir" is its exploration of the inner conflict between duty and personal fulfillment. Jeanne's internal struggles are relatable and evoke empathy from readers as they witness her attempts to navigate a world that limits her potential.

Overall, Zulma Carraud's novel is a moving and insightful portrayal of a young girl's journey towards self-discovery and empowerment. It is a compelling read that sheds light on timeless issues of societal expectations and individual ambitions.

First Page:

LA

PETITE JEANNE

OU

LE DEVOIR

LIVRE DE LECTURE COURANTE SPÉCIALEMENT DESTINÉ AUX ÉCOLES PRIMAIRES DE FILLES

PAR MME Z. CARRAUD

OUVRAGE COURONNÉ PAR L'ACADÉMIE FRANÇAISE

NOUVELLE ÉDITION

Imprimée sur papier teinté conformément aux prescriptions de la commission de l'hygiène de la vue.

PARIS LIBRAIRIE HACHETTE ET Cie 79, BOULEVARD SAINT GERMAIN, 79

1884

LA PETITE JEANNE OU

LE DEVOIR.

PREMIÈRE PARTIE.

ENFANCE DE JEANNE.

La mère Nannette.

Il y avait dans un bourg du département du Cher une bonne veuve âgée de soixante ans, qu'on appelait la mère Nannette. Elle possédait une petite maison avec une petite chènevière et un jardin planté de pommiers, de pruniers et de groseilliers... Continue reading book >>




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