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George Sand

George Sand

 George Sand

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

Sand's reputation came into question when she began sporting men's clothing in public, which she justified by the clothes being far sturdier and less expensive than the typical dress of a noblewoman at the time. In addition to being comfortable, Sand's male dress enabled her to circulate more freely in Paris than most of her female contemporaries, and gave her increased access to venues from which women were often barred.

Most of her early works, including Lélia, Mauprat (1837), Spiridion (1839), and Les sept Cordes de la lyre (1840), show the influence of one or another of the men with whom she associated. Eventually, she found her true form in her rustic novels, which drew their chief inspiration from her lifelong love of the countryside and sympathy for the poor. In La Mare au diable (1846), François le Champi (1848), and La Petite Fadette (1849), the familiar theme of George Sand's work: love transcending the obstacles of convention and class in the familiar setting of the Berry countryside, regained pride of place. These rustic tales are probably her finest works.

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French : Graded Readers


Lectures CLE en français facile

An eclectic collection of readers - fiction and non-fiction - designed to appeal to a wide range of tastes and ages. Every title has the following features: an introduction to the text and author, sup...


003787 La mare au diable - book + CD MP3 £8.95
003623 La petite Fadette £8.95
003774 La mare au diable - Livre + audio online £5.85
003776 La mare au diable - Livre + CD MP3 £9.30

La Spiga - Lectures facilitées (A2)

Designed to encourage active reading this series of readers combine reading text with corresponding reading comprehension and grammar exercises on the opposite page. The accompanying CDs contain the t...


004719 La mare au diable £4.55
003493 La Petite Fadette £4.55

Young Adult ELI Readers - French

A series of beautifully illustrated literary classics, specially adapted for language learners. Each book comes with an audio recording of the text, read by a native speaker, provided either on CD (an...


002853 Le Petite Fadette + downloadable audio £10.75

French : CDs/audiobooks

078481 La marquise £25.95
137495 Voix et poésies: Sand, Hugo: Correspondance et éloge funèbre (1 CD £6.70

French : Classics/Modern Classics

Ages 8-10

109547 La mare au Diable £24.75

Ages 11-14

111933 La mare au diable £4.65


006278 François le Champi £4.45
320130 François Le Champi £4.70
161201 La famille de Germandre £14.95
006402 La mare au diable £4.45
009674 La mare au diable £4.45
074540 La Marquise £6.00
151622 La petite fadette £5.10
005595 La petite Fadette £5.20
143922 Laura, voyage dans le cristal £27.75
152258 Les ailes du courage £4.25
074580 Romans 1 £70.00
074581 Romans 2 £70.00
074573 Romans vol 1 et 2 £156.00
005926 Un hiver à Majorque £8.90
130028 Voyage dans le cristal £8.75

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