It was while working for the Figaro that she met Honoré de Balzac
and the journalist Henri de Latouche
. Another writer who became a friend and mentor to her was critic Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
Jack, Belinda. George Sand: A Woman’s Life Writ Large. Vintage, 2001.
Jaeger, Muriel. Experimental Lives from Cato to George Sand. G. Bell and Sons, 1932.
Her translation of Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
's poem Hope equates spring with optimism: When winter's last reflections lie Upon the front of leafless woods, When still the north-east wind is high, Whistling and thundering, loth...