Painting of George Sand


Lifetime: 1804 - 1876 Passed: ≈ 147 years ago


French novelist



George Sand

Sand's writing was immensely popular during her lifetime and she was highly respected by the literary and cultural elite in France. Victor Hugo, in the eulogy he gave at her funeral, said "the lyre was within her."

In this country whose law is to complete the French Revolution and begin that of the equality of the sexes, being a part of the equality of men, a great woman was needed. It was necessary to prove that a woman could have all the manly gifts without losing any of her angelic qualities, be strong without ceasing to be tender ... George Sand proved it.

— Victor Hugo, Les funérailles de George Sand

Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin (French: [amɑ̃tin lysil oʁɔʁ dypɛ̃]; 1 July 1804 – 8 June 1876), best known by her pen name George Sand (French: [ʒɔʁʒ sɑ̃d]), was a French novelist, memoirist, and journalist. One of the most popular writers in Europe in her lifetime, being more renowned than both Victor Hugo and Honoré de Balzac in England in the 1830s and 1840s, Sand is recognised as one of the most notable writers of the European Romantic era.

Sand died at Nohant, near Châteauroux, in France's Indre département on 8 June 1876, at the age of 71. She was buried in the private graveyard behind the chapel at Nohant-Vic. In 2003, plans that her remains be moved to the Panthéon in Paris resulted in controversy.

Books by George Sand

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The Devil’s Pool

Fiction Novel
Pastoral La Mare au Diable Remarry Widow

George Sand (the pen name of Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin 1804-1876) is famous for flaunting the conventions of behavior expected of women of her standing in France at the time and for her numerous romantic liaisons including her long standing affair...

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Love Escape Influential Moral Life Environment

Bernard Mauprat was raised by lawless brigands and knows no other way of life until age 17. Then everything changes for him when his cousin Edmee is taken hostage in the castle where he lives. After helping her escape, he goes to live with his uncle...

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19th century Love Romance Inheritance Conquest

Will love conquer all? An entertaining novel of growth in light of societal pressures of propriety, finance and inheritance of 19th century France. Intriguing events and turns of phrase abound.

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Romance Novel
Marriage Romantic 19th century Love Independence Social Class Happiness

It tells the story of Consuelo, a young woman from Venice who is torn between her duty to marry for wealth and status, and her love for a musician named Blasco. Through the struggles and challenges faced by Consuelo, the author explores themes of lov...

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The Bagpipers

Family Love Struggle Explore Passion Life Relationships Pursuit

It revolves around the lives of two brothers, Julien and Auguste, who share a passion for bagpipes. The story explores the themes of family, love, and the pursuit of individual passions. Written in the 19th century, "The Bagpipers" was originally pu...

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The Naiad

Horror Novel
Romantic Love Individuality Emotion Human Spirit Magical French Literature

In the enchanting realm of the French countryside, where nature's magic weaves with human hearts, immerse yourself in "The Naiad," a mesmerizing novel by George Sand that explores the intertwining worlds of love, freedom, and the ethereal connection...

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The Sin of Monsieur Antoine, Volume 1

History Novel
Village Moral Dilemmas Passion Desire Relationships Psychological Complex French Literature

Step into a world of passion and secrets in "The Sin of Monsieur Antoine." In the quaint French village of Saint-Palais, Monsieur Antoine's life seems ordinary, but beneath the surface lies a web of hidden desires and forbidden love. As the village p...

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The Sin of Monsieur Antoine, Volume 2

Fiction Novel
Love Romance Historical Fiction Village Moral Dilemmas Passion Desire French Literature

Step into a world of hidden desires and moral dilemmas with "The Sin of Monsieur Antoine, Volume 2" by George Sand. In this captivating continuation, the picturesque French village comes alive with secrets, complex relationships, and the clash betwee...

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Mare au diable

Sur l'avis de son beau-père, malgré sa réticence, le laboureur Germain, veuf de vingt-huit ans, va se rendre à Fourche pour rencontrer celle qui deviendra peut-être la nouvelle mère de ces trois petits enfants, la fille du père Léonard, jeune veuve e...

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Maîtres sonneurs

Le roman est paru dans Le Constitutionnel en juin et juillet 1853. Il raconte la vie des « cornemuseux » à la fin du XVIIIe siècle, dans le Berry et le Bourbonnais. Il se divise en 31 veillées, où le narrateur Etienne Depardieu, dit Tiennet, raconte...

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This is George Sand's first novel. Her real name was Amantine (or Amandine) Lucile Dupin, and she later became baroness Dudevant. As an aristocratic woman living in 19th century France, she chose her first novel to be, above all, a realistic work. In...

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Laura. Voyages et impressions

Un jeune étudiant allemand en minéralogie, du nom d'Alexis, tombe amoureux de sa cousine Laura. Cette dernière lui préfère son ami Walter. Dédaigné par sa cousine, il entrevoit un pays merveilleux où il la retrouve pour un voyage dans le cristal, fai...

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Légendes rustiques

Voici une collection de 16 contes et légendes de la plume de George Sand (1804-1876), ainsi que la correspondance sur l'affaire tragique de la jeune paysane Fanchette, qui lui tenait à coeur. - Summary by Sonia

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Marquis de Villemer

Caroline is a very intelligent woman. She received a good convent education until her father lost his fortune in a failed venture and died soon after. While her sister marries, Caroline has to go to Paris to support herself as a lady companion. In Pa...

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Countess of Rudolstadt

This sequel to Consuelo picks up not long after the striking conclusion of the first novel. Consuelo is enjoying a brilliant singing career. She befriends Princess Amelia of Prussia, the woman adored by Baron von Trenck, whose acquaintance Consuelo...

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Snow Man

George Sand presents a novel containing one of her favorite crafts, besides creating wonderful literary works. This one involves the making and staging of marionettes; an art which she and her children engaged in at Nohant, her country home to entert...