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George Sand, écrivain française, est le pseudonyme d'Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin (1804-1876), plus tard baronne Dudevant. Elle écrivit des romans, des nouvelles, des contes, des pièces de théâtre, une autobiographie, des critiques littéraires et des textes politiques. Elle est née à Paris, mais a passé la plus grande partie de son enfance à Nohant dans l'Indre. En 1831 paraut son premier roman Rose et Blanche qu'elle a écrit en collaboration avec Jules Sandeau, de qui elle s'inspire pour son pseudonyme Sand. Dans ses premiers romans, autobiographies transposées, elle assimile la quête du bonheur personnel à une régénération sociale. Autres oeuvres comprennent: Indiana (qu'elle signe pour la première fois du pseudonyme de George Sand, 1832), Lélia (1833) et Elle et Lui (1859).
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...this welcome translation finally makes it possible to include Valvèdre alongside other major nineteenth-century French and European novels in comparative literature courses and research projects.— Forum for Modern Languages

"This is one of Sand's most important, yet unknown, novels that addresses questions still pertinent today regarding the responsibilities of husbands and wives in marriage, with emphasis on the negative effects on a woman of a patriarchal culture. It also deals with the need for balance in one's choices of a profession and lifestyle and shows the novelist at her most developed state, balancing romantic interest with ethical concerns. The translator has captured the fluid style of Sand and made accessible a nineteenth-century novel to a modern audience without losing its original flavor."— Thelma Jurgrau, editor and translator of Story of My Life: The Autobiography of George Sand

"There are only a few of Sand's novels available in English in a modern edition. There is nothing more compelling, it seems to me, than the advantage that this book would bring to curricula where a woman's text that speaks of women's issues is being sought."— David A. Powell, author of While the Music Lasts: The Representation of Music in the Works of George Sand
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791470602
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 3/8/2007
  • Series: SUNY series, Women Writers in Translation
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 222
  • Sales rank: 1,510,185
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Françoise Massardier-Kenney is Professor of French and Director of the Institute for Applied Linguistics at Kent State University. She is the coeditor (with Doris Y. Kadish) of Translating Slavery: Gender and Race in French Women’s Writing, 1783–1823 and author of Gender in the Fiction of George Sand.

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