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George Sand

Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin (1804 –1876), best known by her pen name George Sand was a novelist, memoirist, and journalist. One of the most popular writers in Europe in her lifetime being more renowned than both Victor Hugo and Honoré de Balzac in England in the 1830s and 1840s,Sand is recognised as one of the most notable writers of the European Romantic era. In 1880 her children sold the rights to her literary estate for 125,000 Francs (equivalent to 36 kg worth of gold, or 1.3 million dollars in 2015). During her lifetime her novels set in the French countryside were her most popular works. Elle Et Lui is not only unlike any of her other novels, but also the most autobiographical work of one of the great female trailblazers in French literature.

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