Mont Oriol: or A Romance of Auvergne

Guy de MAUPASSANT (1850 - 1893)

Young bride Christiane arrives in Auvergne to "take the waters" with her husband, described as "a sickly flower, or a sucking pig with its hair shaved off." But rather than the relaxing family vacation she expects, she finds herself the center of a conspiracy between her father, the Marquis, and the "fossil" medical team in an effort to solve the problem of a lack of heir. Suddenly the discovery of a new spa throws the resort into disarray and brings a lowly family to prominence. Romantic intrigue, financial speculation, satire in the medical profession, a social commentary on the status of women, are all delivered in de Maupassant's picturesque prose. (Lynne Thompson)

Genre(s): Published 1800 -1900

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Spa Lisa Reichert
00:42:26
Play 02 The Discovery Lynne T
00:27:13
Play 03 Bargaining Lisa Reichert
00:35:07
Play 04 A Test and an Avowal Lisa Reichert
00:35:09
Play 05 Developments Lynne T
00:22:05
Play 06 On the Brink Lisa Reichert
00:36:15
Play 07 Attainment part 1 Bill Boerst
00:20:38
Play 08 Attainment part 2 Bill Boerst
00:30:05
Play 09 Organization Bill Boerst
00:38:56
Play 10 The Spa Again part 1 Lilith Branda
00:34:56
Play 11 The Spa Again part 2 Lisa Reichert
00:29:07
Play 12 Gontran's Choice Lisa Reichert
00:48:24
Play 13 A Mutual Understanding part 1 Lynne T
00:24:36
Play 14 A Mutual Understanding part 2 Lynne T
00:27:42
Play 15 A Betrothal Anna Simon
00:36:43
Play 16 Paul Changes His Mind Lynne T
00:24:35
Play 17 Christiane's Via Crucis part 1 Anna Simon
00:33:14
Play 18 Christiane's Via Crucis part 2 Anna Simon
00:35:33