La Petite Fadette – George Sand (1924)


La Petite Fadette – George Sand (1924)


Title: La Petite Fadette

Author: George Sand

Publisher: Calmann-Levy, Paris, 1924.

Condition: Quarter leather with marbled boards and endpapers. Gilt decorations to spine. Very good. Gilt to tope edge, with slight wear and staining to gilt. Slight rubbing to edges. Deckled edges. Text clean, binding tight. 3288pp., app 7″ by 4.5″. All text in French.

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All text in French.

About the book:

Hailed as one of the most realistic descriptions of the lives of French peasants in the mid-19th century, La Petite Fadette is a novel about a pair of twin brothers, Landry and Sylvinet, who grow up to have opposite personalities. Landry encounters a young girl named Fadette, lives with her grandmother and her brother. The siblings are made to work tirelessly, and look perpetually dirty and unkempt, and are therefore known to the village as witches. Landry and Fadette eventually fall in love, although Landry is initially embarrassed to be associated with her. Their relationship causes tensions within Landry’s family and the village as a whole.

About George Sand (from Wikipedia):

Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin (1 July 1804 – 8 June 1876), best known by her pen name George Sand, was a French novelist, memoirist, and journalist. One of the more popular writers in Europe in her lifetime, being more renowned than both Victor Hugo and Honoré de Balzac in England in the 1830s and 1840s, Sand is recognised as one of the most notable writers of the European Romantic era.