Sue Eugène – The Misery of the Founded Children (Volume 4)
Sue Eugène – The Misery of the Founded Children (volume 4) (Other title: Martin the foundling, or the memories of a valet): In life stories do not always end like a fairy tale … but in a novel? However, do not wait for an end to “rose water” in the saga of Misery of the Founded Children. There will be vengeance, drama and death … Besides, how will Count Duriveau react to his indiscreet reading of Martin’s memoirs? And what will become of the trio of Martin, Bamboche and Basquine?
This last episode is also an opportunity for Eugene Sue to present his political and social proposals, to develop his societal criticisms and his community solutions. It is also in this perspective that the short story that follows the novel, “The Shepherd of Kravan” is written, sometimes with didactic character, which depicts the author and a shepherd full of common sense …
“The Mysteries, as well as The Wandering Jew and The Misery of the Founded Children, are no strangers to the Revolution of 1848. Rising wages, women’s equality, co-management in the enterprise, the right to education and to culture, the abolition of slavery (Atar Gull) are the novelistic themes of Eugene Sue. Ponson du Terrail and Alexandre Dumas (The Mohicans of Paris, …) will take over from Sue by worrying less, by their content, the imperial power … “(Eugène Sue In Paris and Sologne, terredesecrivains.com.)