French novelist and Bohemian George Sand, real name Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, was revered by fellow 19th-century women writers – notably Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Charlotte Brontë and George Eliot. She was France’s most successful woman writer and was as well known for flouting social conventions – she smoked in public, wore men’s dress and had a continual string of love affairs.
- Full title:
- Photograph portrait of George Sand, from Galerie contemporaine, litteraire, artistique [Edited by G Schefer With photographs] annee 1-8
- estimated 1836-37, Paris
- Photograph / Image
- unknown [photographer], G Schefer [editor]
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- Public Domain
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- British Library
- Article by:
- Simon Avery
- Gender and sexuality, Victorian poetry
Dr Simon Avery considers how Elizabeth Barrett Browning used poetry to explore and challenge traditional Victorian roles for women, assessing the early influences on her work and thought.