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  • Published: 15 November 2010
  • ISBN: 9780099552055
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $30.00

George Sand




An illuminating biography of one of the most enigmatic figures in French literature

The love affair between Maurice Bendix and Sarah, flourishing in the turbulent times of the London Blitz, ends when she suddenly and without explanation breaks it off. After a chance meeting rekindles his love and jealousy two years later, Bendix hires a private detective to follow Sarah, and slowly his love for her turns into an obsession.

  • Published: 15 November 2010
  • ISBN: 9780099552055
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $30.00

About the author

Belinda Jack

Belinda Jack is the author of an acclaimed biography of George Sand and Beatrice's Spell: The Enduring Legend of Beatrice Cenci.

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Praise for George Sand

Jack's narrative of Sand's helter-skelter life - one so packed with love affairs and work and friendships and quarrels and travel that she seemed almost literally never to sleep - is swift, lucid and emotionally engaging...in looking behind the amazing spectacle at the vexed events and complex ideas that created it, Belinda Jack has written an illuminating and engaging book

Lucy Hughes-Hallett, Sunday Times

Belinda Jack's excellent biography sets this life out against the back-drop of empire, republic, commune...She has made a fine use of rich material

Observer

She (Jack) is admirably familiar with the full extent of Sand's prolific output which enables her to feast on rich anecdotes and indulge us with pithy dictums...You are holly convinced that George Sand was a phenomenon

The Express

This is clever stuff, brilliantly in key with late 20th century preoccupations. Here is a book for grownups

Robert Nye, The Scotsman

It is Jack's particular triumph to show that George Sand was always more than the sexy rebel of popular imagining

Kathryn Hughes, Literary Review

Belinda Jack's sympathetic rereading and spirited defence of George Sand's fiction sends one straight back to those ignored novels

Times Literary Supplement

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