[Sand, Naked in the Marketplace: The Lives of George Sand.

[Sand, Naked in the Marketplace: The Lives of George Sand.

[Sand, George] Eisler, Benita. Naked in the Marketplace: The Lives of George Sand. Advance Uncorrected Proof. New York, Counterpoint, 2006. 15.5 x 23.5cm. (8), 294 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition, as new.

Who was George Sand? She was the first famous Frenchwoman celebrated throughout Europe who wasn’t either a saint or a king’s mistress. She was also the first woman in Europe to become a best-selling novelist. But her fame is inseparable from her notoriety: the scandal of leaving a husband and child, setting up in Paris with an eighteen-year-old lover, liaisons and friendships with men of talent and even genius: de Musset, Chopin, Balzac, and Flaubert. Politically engaged, Sand was literally, “there at the revolution,” those of 1831 and 1848, reporting, analyzing, denouncing, exhorting. Acclaimed literary biographer Benita Eisler sheds new light on the many roles, triumphs, and losses that together constituted Sand’s overwhelming presence. With nearly ninety novels, 20,000 letters, and thousands of pages of autobiographical writings and political commentary, how did Sand also have the time to live? As Eisler reveals, hers seems more like several lives—literary, political, amorous, and domestic. [From jacket notes]

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[Sand, Naked in the Marketplace: The Lives of George Sand.
[Sand, Naked in the Marketplace: The Lives of George Sand.