George Sand: A Brave Man, The Most Womanly Woman

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1988. Every effort has been made to trace copyright ownership and to obtain permission for reproduction. If you believe you are the copyright owner of an item on this site, and we have not requested your permission, please contact us at special.collections@otago.ac.nz

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Central PQ2412 DH91

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Oxford: Berg

Abstract

Despite a ‘blotchy formal education’, Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin (1804-76) became one of France’s most famous authors, writing under the pseudonym, George Sand. During her lifetime she authored over 100 works, was an active Socialist, and gave away over a million pounds to charity. Sand has been compared to Byron, and some think she was a better writer than Dickens and Victor Hugo. However, it seems she is more often remembered for her love affairs with the likes of composer Chopin, and poet Alfred Musset; her penchant for smoking cigars and wearing men’s clothing; and her rumoured lesbian liaisons. An immense talent, Sand influenced such greats as Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Balzac.

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Donna Dickenson, “George Sand: A Brave Man, The Most Womanly Woman,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 9, 2023, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/10638.