George Sand | Brief Biography

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George Sand | Brief Biography

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George Sand  Brief Biography

George Sand | Brief Biography

George Sand (1804-1876) was a French author whose real name was Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin. She was born on July 1, 1804, in Paris, France, to a mother who was a commoner and a father who was a nobleman. Sand’s unconventional life and writings made her one of the most famous female writers of her time.

George Sand was raised primarily by her grandmother and received a conventional education, which she hated. At the age of 16, she was forced into a loveless marriage to Casimir Dudevant, with whom she had two children. However, the marriage was unhappy and Sand soon left her husband to pursue a career as a writer.

In the 1820s, Sand became a member of Parisian literary circles and began publishing articles and stories under the pseudonym “George Sand.” Her first novel, “Indiana,” was published in 1832 and was followed by many others, including “Lélia” (1833), “Consuelo” (1842), and “Mauprat” (1837). These works were notable for their strong, independent female characters and their critiques of social norms.

In addition to her literary work, George Sand was known for her bohemian lifestyle and her numerous love affairs. She was involved with several famous artists and intellectuals of her time, including composer Frédéric Chopin and writer Alfred de Musset. Sand’s relationships and lifestyle caused much controversy, but she remained unapologetic about her choices.

Throughout her life, Sand was an active political campaigner and was involved in the socialist and feminist movements of her time. She was a strong advocate for women’s rights and advocated for divorce and women’s suffrage.

Sand’s health began to decline in the 1870s, and she died on June 8, 1876, at the age of 71. She was buried in the cemetery of Nohant, the estate in central France where she spent much of her life. 0 0 0.

Sources:

George Sand: A Woman’s Life Writ Large by Belinda Jack
George Sand: A Brave Man by Rachel Brownstein
The Selected Letters of George Sand by George Sand
The Oxford Companion to French Literature by John D. Lyons. ***

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