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George Sand: Novelist, Lover, Memoirist, Feminist

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"Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness." ̴Georges Sand ̴ (George Sand Quotes (Author of La mare au diable).

French novelist Georges Sand (nom de plume) was born in Paris on July 1, 1804, as Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin. For much of her childhood, her grandmother raises her in Nohant, (Berry), and she will use the setting in many of her novels. Stuck in an unhappy marriage, she ends by divorcing her husband. She considered herself to be neither female nor male, but a person who thinks. A free, bohemian and passionate woman, romance novelist par excellence. Socialist, a true liberal, often misunderstood, she possessed a free indomitable spirit. “The world will know and understand me someday. But if that day does not arrive, it does not greatly matter. I shall have opened the way for other women.”

In a world where women were supposed to behave and be obedient and “follow,” she never abided by the limita