The Devil's Pool by George Sand (Book Analysis)
The Devil’s Pool by George Sand (Book Analysis)
Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide
This practical and insightful reading guide offers a complete summary and analysis of The Devil’s Pool by George Sand. It provides a thorough exploration of the novel’s plot, characters and main themes, including love, marriage and country life. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time.
This clear and detailed 40-page reading guide is structured as follows:
- Biography of George Sand
- Presentation of The Devil’s Pool
- Summary of The Devil’s Pool
- Character study
- Mother Maurice
- Analysis of The Devil’s Pool
- The actantial model
- The narrative structure
- A complex novel
About The Devil’s Pool
The Devil’s Pool was first published in 1846 and was the novel which truly won Sand recognition as a writer. It tells the story of Germain, a young widower who journeys to a nearby region to meet his potential bride-to-be, and Marie, a shepherdess who accompanies him on his journey. Of all of Sand’s works, The Devil’s Pool is the one that has best stood the test of time. Today, it is one of her most popular works and is still appreciated for its indulgent look at country life.
About George Sand
George Sand was a French writer who was born in Paris in 1804. She enjoyed a very liberal upbringing, which was reflected in her modern views and scandalous behavior. Sand was known for wearing men’s clothes in public, smoked tobacco and attracted a wave of both praise and criticism. Charles Baudelaire, for example, was an extremely bitter critic, while Gustave Flaubert and Honoré de Balzac both admired her greatly. She wrote a wide variety of texts and has had an influence on culture right up to the present day.