Sand, George ___ 1804-1876 ___ French ___ writer

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY
Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin was born in Paris, educated at Nohant, her grandmother's estate, and at a convent in Paris. In 1821, she inherited Nohant, and a year later married Casimir Dudevant. In 1831, though, she left Nohant and her husband and went, with two children, to Paris. The same year she published a first novel, 'Rose Et Blanche', written in collaboration with Jules Sandeau, from whom she took her early pen-name (Jules Sand), and articles in 'Le Figaro'. Her second novel 'Indiana', in 1832, written under the pen-name George Sand, brought her near instant fame. It told of a naive woman abused by an older husband and deceived by a selfish seducer. Thereafter, she became a celebrity of sorts, famously dressing in men's clothes much of the time, and having many love affairs, the most famous of which was with the composer Chopin. Her novels, and there were many, were largely romantic, with the heroes often workmen or peasants, living in the countryside of her childhood near Nohant. They were also often autobiographical, coloured by whoever she was involved with at the time, and overtly romantic with love usually conquering obstacles of class and convention. Sand was not a true diarist but she did leave behind some diary writing in the form of letters addressed to lovers and occasional musings on her intimate relations and on her own shortcomings, and these were collected together and published in 1929.
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DIARY DATES, CONTENT DESCRIPTORS
1834-1868 ___ literary self love/sex

WEB TEXT LINKS
some extracts
at least one extract
some extracts

ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LINKS
Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris - possibly

SOME PUBLISHED TITLES
The Intimate Journal of George Sand
 

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