Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Happy Birthday, George Sand!

She would have been 204 years old today. Probably she'd feel safe now publishing under her own name, Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin, Baroness Dudevant. OK, maybe she would shorten it a bit. But it certainly would have eliminated any confusion with snarky actor George Sanders. She was the toast of Paris at the height of her fame, dressed like a man and wrote romances that idealized love. Her most famous love was Frederick Chopin! What a life. Read on.

Naked in the marketplace : the lives of George Sand / Benita Eisler

George Sand / Elizabeth Harlan

George Sand : a woman's life writ large / Belinda Jack

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