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|George Sand (18041876)|
|Little Fadette (La Petite Fadette), a novel by George Sand, appeared in 1848.|| 1|
| It is one of George Sands short studies of peasant life, considered by many critics her finest work, in which she embodied loving reminiscences of her childish days in the province of Berry. It is a poetic idyl, recounted with a simple precision which places the reader vividly in the midst of the homely incidents and daily interests of country life.|| 2|
| To Père and Mère Barbeau, living thriftily upon their little farm, arrive twin boys whom they name Landry and Sylvain. As the boys grow up, they show an excessive fondness for each other, which their father fears may cause them sorrow. So he decides to separate them by placing one at service with his neighbor, Père Cailland. Landry, the sturdier and more independent, chooses the harder lot of leaving home. He adapts himself to the change and is happy; while Sylvain, idle, and petted by his mother, suffers from the separation and is jealous of his brothers new friends. Later the two brothers both love the same woman, little Fadette. The plot centers itself in the outcome of this situation.|| 3|