“A delicious novel to prompt a revival of her work.”
—Library Journal

“Sand's twentieth-century fame is based more on her radical behavior (for a nineteenth-century woman) than on her fiction. This is due, in part, to the fact that this daring novel has never before been available in English. Here Sand is at her fiery best--forthright, shrewd, and cutting. ... Passionate about freedom, Sand forged a timeless tale of vanity and love, hypocrisy and altruism.” —booklist

George Sand (1804 – 1876), whose real name was Baroness Amandine Aurore-Lucie Dupin Dedevant, became one of the most prominent writers of nineteenth-century France. Although today a large part of her fame centers on her life — her love affairs with Chopin, Musset, and Marie Dorval, wearing men's clothes, and smoking cigars — she was hailed as a major artist during her time.

Editor Zack Rogow was a co-winner of the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Award and the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award. He is the author of nine poetry collections.


Winner, 1996 Bay area book reviewers translation Award