☂ [PDF / Epub] ☁ Consuelo By George Sand ✐ – Publitags.co

A Novel Of Musical Life Set In The Th Century The Story Of Consuelo, A Gypsy Singer, And Her Adventures In Venice, Austria And Bohemia, Narrated By The Most Eminent Of French Female Writers Sand Was A Prolific Nearly Novels Writer Who Shocked Paris With Her Own Sexual Escapades, But In Her Writing Dealt With The Serious Issues Of Her Time And Was Identified With The Romantic Literary Movement Sand S Strong, Independent Women Characters Would Win Her Both The Adoration Of Many Other Writers Mostly Women And The Wrath Of Many Reviewers Mostly Men She And Her Characters Are Enthusiastic, Outspoken, Sententious, With A Bold Manifesto Of Women S Independence And A Legitimate Claim To Emotional And Sexual Fulfillment She Was Unique In Her Approach As A Woman Who Refused To Trivialize Her Craft Because Of Her Gender Sand Became Known For Her Eccentric Lifestyle And Love Affairs With Famous Contemporaries, Such As Alfred De Musset And Frederic Chopin, Than Her Career As A Writer

10 thoughts on “Consuelo

  1. says:

    This is a spectacular book for me but maybe no one else anywhere will read with great pleasure 816 pages of lively adventures of an 18th century opera singer She has a wonderfully independent, modest and gracious temperament, and wanders from Venice through a gothic Bohemia to the Vienna of Maria Theresa on her path Historical musicians and other artists appear as characters, e.g Haydn, Porpora, Metastasio Highly recommended to fans of 19th century nnovels

  2. says:

    I can t remember what made me pick up this mammoth of a book Maybe George Sand was mentioned in my French lessons as a teenager and subconsciously made me choose it And I don t regret it, even after taking me a month to finish and putting it down several times to read other books.It is a delightful book Full of interesting events, ranging from the scandals and maliciousness of the opera world to the consequences of war, passing through the supernatural It a tour of Europe and it s different peoples and usages All all this done with easy and with amazing characters.Consuelo is a wonderful character She is quite stereotypical in the sense that every man she meets falls head over heels in love with her, and as every heroine she is so goodhearted that even Christ has a problem keeping up with her But on the other hand she is exceptional because she dresses as a man reflecting what George Sand herself did , is an emancipated woman earning her own living, not actively searching for a husband and not fainting every five minutes.What probably stops me giving it 5 stars is that I am not overly interested in classical music, that I read in French don t ask why moment of transitory madness and the Count I find him deeply annoying If he had stayed as mad as when we first find him I probably would have understood him dying in the end and he would have cut a romantic character As he stands he is rather pathetic, the completely antithesis of Consuelo Why would she consider giving up her career for him

  3. says:

    Just arrived from France through BM.This book starts as a nouvelle venitienne where Consuelo is good to singing After that, the author changes the scenery to a castle in Boheme, then to Vienna at the relevant time when Haydn debuted and then to Berlin under the reign of Frederic.This huge book was written as a serial book and sometimes we loose track on the main story.This sequel is La Comtesse de Rudolstadt.

  4. says:

    Consuelo along with La Comtesse de Rudolstadt are among my favourite nineteen century novels It s George Sand s masterpiece and bizarrely they were the books she wrote in the worst of times, always on the run, always on deadline Writing in the dead of night, after all the visitors were asleep, sitting in her little cupboard, writing, writing until 4 am, sending the pages barely edited to Paris from Nohant to be published in the paper Consuelo started out as a novel about music, opera and Venice It gives the reader a wonderful view of the time, the people who had power and how a diva was made But it went sideways because Sand needed money, because she was an amazingly curious writer and she became enamoured with Bohemia, its history, its legends And Consuelo took a turn for the gothic and dramatic with her lead character on the road with a very young Haydn finding refuge in a very mysterious castle There s a star cross love story, a dramatic ending, a wonderful, wonderful female lead, a mysterious, gothic lead male character full of angst, music, mysticism all mixed to form an operatic kinda novel I still love it to pieces.

  5. says:

    This one was my favorite during years of adolescence I love how she follows him into the grotto and how he catches her singing and then feverishly trying to jump out the window I skipped a lot of the historical Chech ruminatings that he was so obsessed on Still think its one of the most powerful love stories with lots of interesting plot twists I love her character so passive, yet so determined and strong All the family members in the castle were very endearing, especially in that they came around in the end The sequel was too weird, masons and all, not nearly as good as this book.

  6. says:

    Not everyone can dare to read a 800 pages long novel about a singer from the 18th century But since I have a special predilection towards historical books especially those about the middle Ages , I couldn t leave this book unread The novel is very absorbing and addictive especially the second part of the novel stunned me with the veracity and vivid descriptions of the sensual and sensitive worlds of the characters Even if the book doesn t have a strong moralistic aspect or special genius in it, it still made me a better person thanks to its light, honest, pure, and rightful characters I look forward to reading the continuation in Sand s next novel.

  7. says:

    Rereading this for some fourth time, and I still can t understand Hard to explain Like, nowadays the ideas of reincarnation, clairvoyance and karma, and the concept of individual freedom promoted by the masons back in the days seem obvious nowadays, some sort of a mainstream esoterica, but how the hell did she manage to write this novel then It s truly amazing, and I wish there were novels like this.

  8. says:

    Simply brilliant In Consuelo, Sand examines the relationship between music, religious fervor, love, and insanity, among other things, whilst tossing in numerous fascinating historical figures from the 18th century And even at the end of 800 pages, you feel as though you could keep on reading the young Porporina s adventures for another 10,000 pages Thankfully there s a sequel

  9. says:

    It is as good as a classical literature can be, in the way it is good When judging the books like that you should mention a few points and remember that the mentality and the purpose of writing differed from today s So I would say that I liked this book, I gave 5 stars to it because it shows the problems of women, their life and, over, from the point of view of a singer, a girl with casual appearance but perfect voice I liked the plot and the main character, but I am not sure if I want to read it once again Not because the book was bad, but because it is the book to be red but not to be re read, at least for me.

  10. says:

    Music, mysteries and love For me this story equals to Gone with the Wind complicated love story, a fantasy set in historic events Epic If you love history and believable mysteries, and haven t read this well worth reading Plus it qualifies as classic