A Year in Books/Day 3: George Sand A Woman’s Life Writ Large

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  • Title: George Sand A Woman’s Life Writ Large
  • Author: Belinda Jack
  • Year Published: 1999 (Alfred A. Knopf New York)
  • Year Purchased: 2000/2001
  • Source: Barnes & Noble clearance rack
  • About: An absorbing, fast-paced telling of the iconoclastic French novelist’s controversial life.
  • Motivation: I’ve a thing for biographies of lady writers. No, really, it’s almost an obsession.
  • Times Read: 1
  • Random Excerpt/Page 214: “According to Sand, “The experiment failed completely. I cried with pain, disgust and despair. Instead of finding a friendship that would allow me to unburden my feelings of resentment and discouragement, I found only bitter and frivolous mockery. That was all, and the whole story has been summed up in…words that I did not say [it was nothing], that Mme Dorval neither betrayed nor invented, and which bring little honour to the imagination of M. Dumas.”
  • Happiness Scale: 8 1/2