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George Sand
(July 1, 1804 - June 8, 1876) France

George Sand



George SandPseudonym of author Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin.

Deeply unhappy in her marriage to Baron Casimir Dudevant , Sand left her husband and went to Paris in 1831, where she began a literary career as her only way to earn a living.

While living there, she had love affairs with Alfred de Musset, Chopin, and others, also women, like actress Marie Dorval. To Dorval she once wrote ". . . in the theater or in your bed, I simply must come and kiss you, my lady, or I shall do something crazy!"

Sand condemned the male dominance of society and the institution of marriage. Her reputation was based not only on her literary output, but also on her unconventional behavior: she adopted male drag, and smoked.

She is best known for such novels as La mare au diable (The Devil's Pool, 1846), La petite Fadette (The Little Fairy, 1848).

Her writing is often autobiographical.


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