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George Sand

’They tell me you’ve begun singing the praises of George Sand again.
Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  French writer known for works concerning women’s rights and independence (1804-1876)
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  • ’They tell me you’ve begun singing the praises of George Sand again.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • " ’L’homme c’est rien—l’oeuvre c’est tout,’ as Gustave Flaubert wrote to George Sand."
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Among these books I noted masterpieces by the greats of ancient and modern times, in other words, all of humanity’s finest achievements in history, poetry, fiction, and science, from Homer to Victor Hugo, from Xenophon to Michelet, from Rabelais to Madame George Sand.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • In Eugene Sue she studied descriptions of furniture; she read Balzac and George Sand, seeking in them imaginary satisfaction for her own desires.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary

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  • I had heard it said that George Sand was a typical novelist.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Currer Bell, George Eliot, George Sand, all the victims of inner strife as their writings prove, sought ineffectively to veil themselves by using the name of a man.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • When it is complicated by the genius being a woman, then the game is one for a king of critics: your George Sand becomes a mother to gain experience for the novelist and to develop her, and gobbles up men of genius, Chopins, Mussets and the like, as mere hors d’oeuvres.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • …you first, because I had an influence over you and was afraid that you would force yourself, from gratitude, to respond to my love, would try to rouse in your heart a feeling which was perhaps absent, and I did not wish that …. because it would be tyranny …. it would be indelicate (in short, I launch off at that point into European, inexplicably lofty subtleties a la George Sand), but now, now you are mine, you are my creation, you are pure, you are good, you are my noble wife.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Notes from the Underground
  • He played Chopin on the piano, and when he executed a particular march he’d say to me, "Frederic Chopin wrote this during a storm when he was in Mallorca with George Sand.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • In precisely the same way the pastoral novels of George Sand, which she was giving me for my birthday, were regular lumber-rooms of antique furniture, full of expressions that have fallen out of use and returned as imagery, such as one finds now only in country dialects.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way

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  • Saniette who, ever since he had surrendered his untouched plate to the butler, had been plunged once more in silent meditation, emerged finally to tell them, with a nervous laugh, a story of how he had once dined with the Duc de La Tremoille, the point of which was that the Duke did not know that George Sand was the pseudonym of a woman.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • But when my father had seemed almost to regard her as insane on learning the names of the books she proposed to give me, she had journeyed back by herself to Jouy-le-Vicomte to the bookseller’s, so that there should be no fear of my not having my present in time (it was a burning hot day, and she had come home so unwell that the doctor had warned my mother not to allow her again to tire herself in that way), and had there fallen back upon the four pastoral novels of George Sand.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • And so, when she read aloud the prose of George Sand, prose which is everywhere redolent of that generosity and moral distinction which Mamma had learned from my grandmother to place above all other qualities in life, and which I was not to teach her until much later to refrain from placing, in the same way, above all other qualities in literature; taking pains to banish from her voice any weakness or affectation which might have blocked its channel for that powerful stream of…
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
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Associated words [difficulty]:   George Sand [9] , Victor Hugo [6] , Albert Camus [7] , Molière [7] , Alexandre Dumas [8] , Jean-Paul Sartre [8] , Samuel Beckett [8] , Guy de Maupassant [9]
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