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The dream lover : a novel, Elizabeth Berg

Label
The dream lover : a novel
Title
The dream lover
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Berg
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the beginning of this powerful novel, we meet Aurore Dupin as she is leaving her estranged husband, a loveless marriage, and her family’s estate in the French countryside to start a new life in Paris. There, she gives herself a new name—George Sand—and pursues her dream of becoming a writer, embracing an unconventional and even scandalous lifestyle. Paris in the nineteenth century comes vividly alive, illuminated by the story of the loves, passions, and fierce struggles of a woman who defied the confines of society. Sand’s many lovers and friends include Frédéric Chopin, Gustave Flaubert, Franz Liszt, Eugène Delacroix, Victor Hugo, Marie Dorval, and Alfred de Musset. As Sand welcomes fame and friendship, she fights to overcome heartbreak and prejudice, failure and loss. Though considered the most gifted genius of her time, she works to reconcile the pain of her childhood, of disturbing relationships with her mother and daughter, and of her intimacies with women and men. Will the life she longs for always be just out of reach—a dream?
Summary
George Sand leaves her estranged husband and children to embark on a life of art in bohemian Paris. A talented writer who finds monetary and critical success, Sand adopts a man's name, often dresses as a gentleman and smokes cigars. Through her writing, politics, sexual complexities and views on feminism, Sand is always seeking love. This novel has spurred me to learn more about George Sand, a woman truly ahead of her time. -- Catherine Coyne for LibraryReads
Tone
Writing style
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2015.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10408976
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.E6996
LC item number
D73 2014
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
The dream lover : a novel, Elizabeth Berg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20359919
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
356 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780812993158
Lccn
2014043629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The dream lover : a novel, Elizabeth Berg
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20359919
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
356 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780812993158
Lccn
2014043629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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