On Sale: April 14, 2015
Featuring: Aurore Dupin; Gustave Flaubert; Frederic Chopin
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Fiction | Historical
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
Brilliantly written in luminous prose, and with remarkable
insights into the heart and mind of a literary force, The
Dream Lover tells the unforgettable story of a courageous,
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