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Lucrezia Floriani

Lucrezia Floriani (Hardback)

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"This novel -- called "splendid" by Henry James -- first appeared in 1847. Lucrezia Floriani, a worldly 30-year-old actress and the mother of 4 children with 3 different fathers, meets and falls in love with Prince Karol, a moody, introspective aristocrat. Lucrezia is a thinly disguised George Sand, and Prince Karol is Chopin. Because the novel was considered scandalous, this is the first English translation.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismFiction & PoetryClassic fiction pre 1945Fiction & PoetryFiction in translationFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Fiction & PoetryShort stories Publisher: Academy Chicago Publishers Publication Date: 01/10/1993 ISBN-13: 9780897333979  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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George Sand is the pen name of Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, Baroness Dudevant, a 19th century French novelist and memoirist. Sand is best known for her novels Indiana, L'lia, and Consuelo, and for her memoir A Winter in Majorca, in which she reflects on her time on the island with Chopin in 1838-39. A champion of the poor and working classes, Sand was an early socialist who published her own newspaper using a workers' co-operative and scorned gender conventions by wearing men's clothing and smoking tobacco in public. George Sand died in France in 1876.

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