Living Age Volume 242

Living Age Volume 242

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...attachment. demanding the engagement of a lifetime. Sophie Victorie Delaborde was no ordinary woman. The child of a street-hawker, thrown on the world at the age of fourteen to make her own way as she could, she impressed even unfavorable judges by her natural distinction, her originality and generous temper. She had for Maurice Dupin one of those redeeming passions which are so common in fiction and so rare in real life. Be on his side wished to give her his name, but the strong opposition of his mother withheld him. At last the sense of what he owed to the woman whom he loved sincerely and who, whatever her past faults, had been a loyal and constant comrade to him, overcame the dread of his mother's anger and of her tears, which were harder to resist. They were married, and soon after their famous daughter was born, and called Aurore after Madame Dupin de Franceuil. What followed was curious. Maurice dared not confess what he had done. while.Iadame Dupin, though perfectly well informed of what had happened. said nothing to her son, but secretly endeavored by every means in her power to annul the marriage. Meanwhile son and mother continued in aiiectiouate correspondence. Maurice went down to Nohant, but said no word on the matter of which his thoughts were full, and Madame Dupin, while her heart bled at this want of confidence, went on with her schemes for separating him from his wife. There was nothing to be done, however; the knot was too firmly tied. In these circumstances what could a poor lady do, who had put all her eggs in one basket? The story of her final relenting, as told by George Sand, is almost too pretty to be true, and one suspects some "arrangement"-on the part of the novelist. She relates how Maurice Dupin, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 446 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 789g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236832477
  • 9781236832474