BBC Radio 4 „In Our Time“: George Sand

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„Melvyn Bragg and guests dis­cuss the works and life of one of the most pop­u­lar writ­ers in Europe in C19th, Aman­tine Lucile Aurore Dupin (1804–1876) who wrote under the name George Sand. When she wrote her first nov­el under that name, she referred to her­self as a man. This was in Indi­ana (1832), which had the main char­ac­ter break­ing away from her unhap­py mar­riage. It made an imme­di­ate impact as it over­turned the social con­ven­tions of the time and it drew on her own ear­ly mar­riage to an old­er man, Casimir Dude­vant. Once Sand’s iden­ti­ty was wide­ly known, her works became extreme­ly pop­u­lar in French and in trans­la­tion, par­tic­u­lar­ly her rur­al nov­els, out­selling Hugo and Balzac in Britain, per­haps buoyed by an inter­est in her per­son­al life, as well as by her ideas on the rights and edu­ca­tion of women and strength of her writ­ing.
With Belin­da Jack (Fel­low and Tutor in French at Christ Church, Uni­ver­si­ty of Oxford), Angela Ryan (Senior Lec­tur­er in French at Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Cork), and Nigel Hark­ness (Pro-Vice-Chan­cel­lor for Human­i­ties and Social Sci­ences and Pro­fes­sor of French at New­cas­tle Uni­ver­si­ty).“

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