amantine lucile aurore dupin

Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, best known by her pseudonym George Sand, was a remarkable woman - a prodigious novelist, dramatist and campaigner for all manner of political reform. A rebellious, cross-dressing, cigar-smoking, scandalously-acting woman writer who lived at a time that was certainly much more of a man’s world than today. Chopin was only one of many famous men in her life. After the relationship fell apart, in 1847, he scarcely composed again, before his death two years later.

Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin (1 July 1804 – 8 June 1876), best known by her pseudonym George Sand. 

French novelist and memoirist. She is equally well known for her much publicized romantic affairs with a number of artists, including Polish composer and pianist Frédéric Chopin and the writer Alfred de Musset.

Sand wrote: “My name is not Marie-Aurore de Saxe, Marquise of Dudevant, as several of my biographers have asserted, but Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin, and my husband, M. François Dudevant, claims no title: the highest rank he ever reached was that of infantry second lieutenant.”  (Wikipedia)

From our stacks: Frontispiece from Consuelo. by George Sand. Reprinted from the London Edition of 1876, unaltered and unabridged. New York: A. L. Burt, 1891.

We have neither of us deceived one another. We gave ourselves to the wind that passed and for a few minutes it carries us both into another land. But we had, none the less, to come back down here, after this celestial combustion and this flight through the empyrean. Poor birds, we have wings, but our nest is on the ground, and when the song of the angels calls us on high the cries of our family recall us below.
—  Amandine Lucile Aurore Dupin (George Sand)

Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin  (1 July 1804 – 8 June 1876), best known by her pseudonym George Sand, was a French novelist and memoirist. She is equally well known for her much publicized romantic affairs with a number of artists, including the composer and pianist Frédéric Chopin and the writer Alfred de Musset.

 “One is happy once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience.”

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