George Sand; writer, feminist, cross-dresser, and muse for Chopin, Flaubert and Proust.

George Sand (Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin) ~ French writer, feminist, cross-dresser, and muse for Chopin, Flaubert and Proust.

George Sand was an amazing author, personality, and all-around woman. She earned as much notoriety for her Bohemian lifestyle as for her written work. Born Aurore Dupin, she was the most famous woman writer in 19th-century France. A prolific and iconoclastic author of novels, stories, plays, essays, and memoirs, she represented the epitome of French romantic idealism. She demanded for women the freedom in living that was a matter of course to the men of her day.

Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin July 1804 – 8 June best known by her pseudonym George Sand, was a French novelist and memoirist.

"I am a woman, but I will not be ignored or set aside because of my gender.  I have a voice, and I will be heard." -George Sand

"I am a woman, but I will not be ignored or set aside because of my gender. I have a voice, and I will be heard." -George Sand writer, feminist, and muse for Chopin

George Sand. "Once my heart was captured, reason was shown the door, deliberately and with a sort of frantic joy. I accepted everything, I believed everything, without struggle, without suffering, without regret, without false shame. How can one blush for what one adores?"

George Sand, pen name for Lucile Aurore Dupin, later, Baroness Dudevant, French novelist and memoirist.

Dining room in George Sand's country house Nohant, where her lover Frederic Chopin spent many summers resting and composing. Manoir de George Sand, Nohant, France

Dining room in Manoir de Nohant (Berry, France), home of writer George Sand

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George Sand, one of the orginial crossdressers. She defied the expectations of women in her time. Another brave and fearless soul.

Portrait - Georges Sand  - Musee de la Vie Romantique - Paris

When it comes to French museums one is spoiled for choice. Scratch beneath Paris’ shiny surface to discover the charming Musée de la vie romantique.

Writing desk in George Sand's study, portrait of her love Chopin in view...

Writing desk in George Sand study, portrait of her love Chopin in view.

The mind seeks and it is the heart that is. la quête . . . quest  George Sand

The mind seeks and it is the heart that is. A quest - George Sand

Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin (1804 – 1876), best known by her pseudonym George Sand, was a French novelist and memoirist.

Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin – best known by her pseudonym George Sand, was a French novelist and memoirist. She is also equally well-known for her much publicized romantic affairs with a number of celebrities including Frédéric Chopin .

Chopin, George Sand and Mallorca

Valldemossa, only 16 ks from the island's capital city of Palma, has retained.

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