“We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book on the fire.”
The free-spirited author George Sand scandalized 19th-century Paris when she defied convention and pioneered an independent path for women with her passionate search for a new way of being. She was of prodigious energies, managing to produce 70 novels, 24 plays, 40,000 letters and more. During her career she played an important, if long underestimated role in the evolution of the novel. Sand questioned the sexual identity and gender destinies in fiction.