François the Waif

George Sand

Translated by Jane Minot Sedgwick

Renard Press



ISBN: 9781804471029


Publication date: 26 July 2024



Although sadly neglected in English translation, George Sand was a monumentally important novelist of nineteenth-century France, and her works were better known in her day than those of Victor Hugo.

François the Waif, considered by many to be her masterpiece, tells the tale of a young orphan who is placed in rural foster care. Presented in a fresh edit of the original English translation, and with helpful annotations, this edition presents the text for a new generation of readers.