Bonne-Marie, a Tale of Normandy and Paris

Henry GRÉVILLE (1842 - 1902), translated by Mary Neal SHERWOOD (1831 - ?)

Bonne-Marie, Henry Gréville’s last work, will no doubt create a sensation, such is its freshness, beauty, and delicacy. It is the story of a young girl, the daughter of a smuggler in Normandy, on the coast of France. Having been educated in a Convent, at Cherbourg, she returns from school where her father had placed her, and struggles in spite of her discontent to do her duty in her humble home. She turns a deaf ear to a lover’s pleading, and when her father is killed in a fray with the Coast-Guard, she leaves her home and goes to Paris to seek her fortune. The tale of her struggles with poverty, of her debut as a singer in one of the celebrated Cafés – where, after a great success, she loses her heart to an artist, is simply, powerfully and most pathetically told. What happens after we must leave the readers of this charming volume to discover for themselves, all of which is beautifully sketched, and the story from beginning to end is pure, fresh and breezy. Mrs. Sherwood’s English in this translation is beyond all praise – it flows freely on from beginning to end. - Summary by the Publisher

Genre(s): Romance

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 A Fish Supper Susannah Mason
00:17:43
Play 02 The Smuggler Susannah Mason
00:04:23
Play 03 Dreams Susannah Mason
00:08:08
Play 04 Going to Market Susannah Mason
00:05:40
Play 05 The Night After Susannah Mason
00:08:17
Play 06 Before Dawn Susannah Mason
00:02:47
Play 07 Departure Susannah Mason
00:06:02
Play 08 Arrival in Paris Susannah Mason
00:03:57
Play 09 Mademoiselle Beslin Susannah Mason
00:09:56
Play 10 Clothilde Susannah Mason
00:10:43
Play 11 A New Idea Susannah Mason
00:11:13
Play 12 Signing the Contract Susannah Mason
00:14:42
Play 13 Her First Appearance Susannah Mason
00:06:54
Play 14 Luciane Susannah Mason
00:06:11
Play 15 He Comes! Susannah Mason
00:06:10
Play 16 The Painter Monika Rolley
00:10:11
Play 17 The Portrait Monika Rolley
00:14:42
Play 18 The Studio Monika Rolley
00:04:56
Play 19 How Pictures are Made Monika Rolley
00:12:18
Play 20 A New Aspirant Monika Rolley
00:13:29
Play 21 Wars and Rumors of Wars Susannah Mason
00:08:53
Play 22 Quarrels and Insults Susannah Mason
00:11:07
Play 23 Hopes Susannah Mason
00:13:47
Play 24 A Surprise Susannah Mason
00:09:54
Play 25 Luciane's Letter Susannah Mason
00:06:10
Play 26 The Return Susannah Mason
00:07:31
Play 27 Home Again Susannah Mason
00:08:30
Play 28 At Last Susannah Mason
00:13:16