Thought of the Day 7.1.12


“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.”

George Sand

George Sand was born Amandine Aaurore Lucile Dedvant in Paris, France in 1804. Today is the 208th anniversary of her Birth.

She grew up in the French countryside, a setting often used in her novels. After an unsatisfying early marraige Dedvant moved to Paris  where she wrote articles and developed her writing. She reveled in Parisian life and fell in love with another writer Jule Sandeau. They wrote collectively under the byline of “J. Sand.” In 1832, when her first novel, Indiana, was accepted for publication she chose the pseudonym “George Sand.”

Sand wrote at night, every night, from midnight to sunrise. Her novels, which are romanic idealism in nature, include Indiana, Valentine, Lelia, Le Compagnon du tour de France, La Mare au diable, Consuelo, La Petite Fadette, and Le Peche de Monsieur Antoine.

She wore men’s clothing in public, had affairs (most notably with Polish pianist and composer Frederic Chopin), smoked tobacco, and was considered a loose woman by some people in society. Yet she was admired for her spirit and frankness by countless others.

 

Image courtesy Wikipedia

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Freelance writer, graphic designer, musician, foodie and Jane Austen enthusiast in Northern Baltimore County, Maryland. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (food, travel and local interest stories.) As an advocate for the ARTS, one of my biggest passions is helping young people find a voice in all the performing arts. To that end it has been my honor to give one-on-one lessons to elementary, middle and high school students in graphic design and music. And as JANE-O I currently serve as the regional coordinator for JASNA Maryland and am working on a Regency/Federal cooking project. View all posts by ritalovestowrite

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