Dudevant


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Du•de•vant

(Fr. düdəˈvɑ̃)

n.
Madame Amandine Lucile Aurore, Sand, George.
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NATIONAL DAY OF CANADA 1804: George Sand (Amandine Aurore Lucie Dudevant), French romantic novelist who adopted her masculine pseudonym for the novel Indiana, was born.
| NATIONAL DAY OF CANADA | 1804: George Sand (Amandine Aurore Lucie Dudevant), French romantic novelist who adopted her masculine pseudonym for the novel Indiana, was born.
The image also plays off the garret of George Sand (Aurore Dudevant).
Her real name is, by marriage, Dudevant; by family, Dupin....
George Sand, the French 19th century writer, was really Aurore Dudevant, who became Chopin's inspiration and spent a frenzied winter with the composer in Majorca, which helped neither party at all, since Chopin was dying from tuberculosis.
She acquiesced to her fate all too rapidly, making a financially advantageous match to Casimir Dudevant in 1822, but forgetting to note the man's total lack of intellect or cultivation.
George Sand, who was born as Aurore Lucile Dupin, and whose early married surname was Dudevant, functioned for EBB as an embodiment of potentially fused masculine and feminine selves.
After romantic involvements with several Polish women, from 1837 to 1847 he conducted a relationship with French novelist Amantine Aurore Lucie Dupin, baronne Dudevant, better known by her pseudonym, George Sand.