George Sand

Title

George Sand

Subject

Literature

Description

Born Amadine-Aurore-Lucile Dupin, she was a prolific writer and advocate for women's rights

Creator

Amy French

Source

Image: by Nadar (1864) in public domain

Birth Date

1804

Birthplace

Paris, France

Death Date

1876

Occupation

Writer

Biographical Text

Born Amadine-Aurore-Lucile Dupin, she later changed her name to George Sand so she could have her newspaper articles and novels published. After she retired, she wrote a 20-volume bibliography expressing sexual freedom, equal rights for women, and urging an end to arranged marriages. A famous quote from George suggests her liberal views of romantic relationships, which caused some scandal in her own time, “Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.”

Bibliography

For a good collection of Sand's works, see Gutenberg Project: http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/s#a851

Sand's Biography on "About Women's History" includes full bibliography of her work: http://womenshistory.about.com/od/writers19th/p/george_sand.htm

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Date Added
June 10, 2014
Collection
Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences
Item Type
Person
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Citation
Amy French, “George Sand,” Women Who Dared, accessed November 17, 2019, https://womenwhodared.omeka.net/items/show/25.