George Sand

Standard Name: Sand, George
Birth Name: Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin
Married Name: Amantine Aurore Lucile Dudevant
Pseudonym: George Sand
French writer George Sand (Aurore Dudevant) wrote over one hundred novels and plays. Her correspondence fills twenty-five volumes. She averaged two novels a year after 1831. British writers including Elizabeth Barrett Browning and George Eliot were strongly influenced by her writing, and her notorious life became one of the benchmarks by which women writers were judged.
Jordan, Ruth. George Sand: A Biographical Portrait. Taplinger, 1976.
Black and white photograph of George Sand by Nadar, 1864. She is seated, wearing a broad skirt and matching poncho top in thin stripes dress with a dark blouse underneath, a tassel on a long string around her neck, and dangling earrings. Her dark hair, greying a little along the centre parting, is jaw-length and curly.
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Friends, Associates Jane Welsh Carlyle
Markus also speculates that Jane is the inspiration for the unhappily married character of Alice Bryant in Jewsbury's novel The Half Sisters.
Markus, Julia. Across An Untried Sea: Discovering Lives Hidden in the Shadow of Convention and Time. Alfred A. Knopf, 2000.
Jane helped edit the novel for Geraldine, but was later dismayed...
Friends, Associates Adelaide Kemble
The friends of her married life included the artist Leighton , sculptor Hattie Hosmer , authors Charles Hamilton Aïdé , Henry Greville , William Makepeace Thackeray , and Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning . She...
Friends, Associates Sarah Lewis
SL was a friend of Adelaide Ristori (an Italian tragedy actress who married into the nobility and achieved an international reputation) and of novelists Alexandre Dumas the younger , and George Sand , among others...
Intertextuality and Influence John Oliver Hobbes
Pearl Richards (later JOH ) read widely as a child and adolescent, and her parents' liberal views (and considerable fortune) meant that she could pursue her tastes in both the lending libraries and the less...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Waters argues that MEB ought not to be condemned for clichés that she herself helped to establish. Rather we should examine them and the genre of the detective or sensation novel as an index of...
Intertextuality and Influence John Oliver Hobbes
JOH 's speeches and interviews regularly deal with literature. In an interview with William Archer , she admits to admiring Arthur Wing Pinero 's characterisation of women, while noting how little individualised are some of...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Ishmael is set in Brittany and Paris, mainly between 1850 and 1867, during the reign of Louis Napoleon . The title character is the son of a Breton aristocrat, despised by his father on...
Intertextuality and Influence Charlotte Brontë
Given CB 's intensive reading in French in the 1840s, some critics have concluded that she read George Sand during the period when she was moving her writing from the world of the juvenilia to...
Intertextuality and Influence Susan Tweedsmuir
The opening proper of this volume invokes with some trepidation George Sand 's statement that there is nothing more tedious than the dregs of an old régime.
Tweedsmuir, Susan. A Winter Bouquet. G. Duckworth, 1954.
Again the structure of the book is...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Barrett Browning
By 1832 she had read Mme de Staël 's novel of the romantic female artist, Corinne, three times and claimed the immortal book ought to be reread annually.
Browning, Robert, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The Brownings’ Correspondence. Editors Kelley, Philip, Ronald Hudson, and Scott Lewis, Wedgestone Press, 1984.
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She strongly admired the...
Intertextuality and Influence Michèle Roberts
The title story uses mud or muddy almost thirty times. MR writes, as always, as a feminist; these stories occupy a borderline between the self-making of women and their appropriation into patriarchal stories. She enjoys...
Intertextuality and Influence Michèle Roberts
The French side of MR 's heritage includes influence from George Sand and Colette .
Newman, Jenny. “Michèle Roberts”. Contemporary British and Irish Fiction, edited by Sharon Monteith, Jenny Newman, and Pat Wheeler, Arnold, 2004, pp. 119-34.
In a recent interview she stresses the intimate connection, in her view, between memory and creativity, and the fact...
Intertextuality and Influence Adelaide Kemble
Bessie and her more assertive friend Ursula Hamilton are challenged by men in their social circle about the alleged inferiority of women, as proved by their failure to produce serious artistic work. Bessie thinks of...
Intertextuality and Influence Isa Blagden
To George Sand : On Her Interview with Elizabeth Barrett Browning contrasts the two poets and their work. IB represents Barrett Browning as a paragon of stainless femininity, Sand as a fettered maniac with a...
Intertextuality and Influence Deborah Levy
This book has four sections, each titled from a reason for writing, Political Purpose, Historical Impulse, Sheer Egoism, and Aesthetic Enthusiasm. The first and last describe a period of near-breakdown that...


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