George Sand: A Woman’s Life Writ Large by Belinda Jack lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Chatto & Windus, 1999, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;
From the cover: George Sand (Aurore Dupin, 1804-1876) was Frances best-selling writer, rivalled in her time only by Victor Hugo. Yet she was known as much for her excessive life as for her plays, stories, and enduring novels like Indiana, Lelia and Mauprat. The daughter of a prostitute and an aristocrat, Sand grew up acutely aware of social injustice and prejudice. Convent-educated, she became a mischievous, flamboyant rebel: her long, troubled romance with Chopin was just one of many affairs with well-known figures, but her most desperate love was for a beautiful actress. Legendary for her cigars and scandalous cross-dressing, she also enjoyed tender, fraught, female relationships with her grandmother, mother, daughter and beloved granddaughter.
Sand was at the centre of French intellectual and artistic life: her circle included Liszt and Delacroix, Balzac and Flaubert, the great friend of her later years. A believer in equality of the sexes, she thought marriage a barbarous institution; a socialist, she acted as Minister for Propaganda after the Revolution ok 1848. No one quite matches George Sand she remains unique, powerful, vital and mysterious. In this rich new biography Belinda Jack gives the full flavour of her personality and delves beneath the surface of Sands life and her age, to show how her art both reflected and shaped her life. Here is an unforgettable portrait of a remarkable writer and an extraordinary woman.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIV] 412 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Biography category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!