The Devil's Pool

George SAND (1804 - 1876), translated by George Burnham IVES (1856 - 1930)

George Sand (the pen name of Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin 1804-1876) is famous for flaunting the conventions of behavior expected of women of her standing in France at the time and for her numerous romantic liaisons including her long standing affair with Frederic Chopin. The Devil’s Pool (published in 1846 as La Mare au Diable) is one of several short pastoral novels drawn from her childhood experiences in the rural French region of Berri. It tells the story of a young widower, Germain, who, at the insistence of his father-in-law, sets out to remarry so that he will have someone to help raise his three young children. (Summary by J. M. Smallheer)

Une version française est disponible : La mare au diable.

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Author's Note, Chapters I & II J. M. Smallheer
Play 02 Chapters III-V J. M. Smallheer
Play 03 Chapters VI-VIII J. M. Smallheer
Play 04 Chapters IX-XI J. M. Smallheer
Play 05 Chapers XII-XIV J. M. Smallheer
Play 06 Chapters XV-XVII J. M. Smallheer
Play 07 Appendix Parts I-II J. M. Smallheer
Play 08 Appendix Parts III-IV J. M. Smallheer