The first novel that George Sand wrote without a collaborator, this is not only a vivid romance, but also an impassioned plea for change in the inequitable French marriage laws of the time, and for a new view of women. It tells the story of a beautiful and innocent young woman, married at... show more
The first novel that George Sand wrote without a collaborator, this is not only a vivid romance, but also an impassioned plea for change in the inequitable French marriage laws of the time, and for a new view of women. It tells the story of a beautiful and innocent young woman, married at sixteen to a much older man. She falls in love with her handsome, frivolous neighbor, but discovers too late that his love is quite different from her own. This new translation, the first since 1900, does full justice to the passion and conviction of Sand's writing, and the introduction fully explores the response to Sand in her own time as well as contemporary feminist treatments.
Publish date: January 11th 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 278
Edition language: English
I have only read one other Sand work, and I preferred that one. This was her first novel, which I found too ambitious and bloated. It reminded me a bit of Madame Bovary, but that was written afterward, so I wonder if Flaubert found influence in this. Either way, not a favorite.
“A day will come when everything in my life will be changed, when I shall do good to others, when some one will love me, when I shall give my whole heart to the man whi gives ne his; neanwhile, U will suffer in silence and keep my love as a reward for him who shall set me free.”i thought Indiana was...
Premier roman de Sand sans "l'aide" d'un auteur masculin. Elle vole de ses propres ailes et publie Indiana, roman de jeunesse, de quête, de formation où l'on trouve les thèmes chers à Sand qui reviendront tout au long de sa longue carrière d'écrivain. Le sort des femmes, leurs rôles, leurs avenirs, ...
Take that Jane Austen! Sand writes women with flaws and balls. Indiana's a sick virgin wimp at times, but then again she makes a couple of sea voyages, risks her reputation, and endures domestic violence. The central device is a love triangle - but this tired soap opera shtick is reinvigorated by Sa...
Sand’s Indiana deserves four stars simply for its entertainment. The book is ridiculously funny! I can’t say that I have ever read a novel where an adult male lead faints in embarrassment and later asks for his mother’s aid when things get out of hand. Those Raymon sections were absolutely wonderful...
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