Lélia

Paperback | March 30, 1982

byGeorge Sand, Maria Espinosa

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Regarded as one of Sand's best novels, Lélia is an important document in the evolution of women's consciousness. Published in 1833, when Sand was 29, it stunned Victorians by advocating the same standard of morality for men and women and by suggesting that both the prostitute and the married woman were slaves to male desire. Sand also questioned monogamy, fidelity, and monastic celibacy. She later made an unsuccessful attempt to revise the book and to expunge its despair and skepticism.

Although Sand wrote copiously, until recently only a handful of her books were available in English. This first English translation of Lélia is an excellent rendering, capturing the raptures, the mysticism, and the nineteenth-century flavor ot its eternally fascinating subject.

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Regarded as one of Sand's best novels, Lélia is an important document in the evolution of women's consciousness. Published in 1833, when Sand was 29, it stunned Victorians by advocating the same standard of morality for men and women and by suggesting that both the prostitute and the married woman were slaves to male desire. Sand also ...

George Sand began life as Aurore Dupin, the daughter of a count and a dressmaker. Educated both on her aristocratic grandmother's estate and in a Parisian convent, at 18 she married Casimer Dudevant, a provincial gentleman whose rough temperament was the opposite of her own, and from whom she obtained a separation several years later. ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.59 inPublished:March 30, 1982Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253202469

ISBN - 13:9780253202468

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"Lélia is the story of woman's search for meaning in life, religious certainty, and sexual fulfillment... it is a strangely beautiful work, remarkable for its philosophcial depth and lyric intensity and for the insight it lends to the complex character of George Sand." -New Directions for Women