George Sand

George Sand was the pseudonym of Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, a French novelist and memoirist of the 19th century. She is known for her works that blend Romanticism with concerns about gender and society. Sand's novels often explored the complexities of relationships and the roles of women, and she was also notable for her unconventional lifestyle, including wearing male attire and engaging in relationships that challenged the social norms of her time.

Books

This list of books are ONLY the books that have been ranked on the lists that are aggregated on this site. This is not a comprehensive list of all books by this author.

  1. 1. The Devil's Pool

    "The Devil's Pool" is a bucolic tale set in rural France during the mid-19th century. The story revolves around a hardworking widower and his three children. When the widower falls in love with a young shepherdess, their relationship and impending marriage face opposition from the local community, including his own children. The novel explores themes of love, rural life, societal norms, and the struggle between tradition and change.

    The 2443rd Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Indiana

    "Indiana" is a novel set in 19th-century France that explores themes of love, marriage, and personal freedom. The story follows the life of its eponymous heroine, a noblewoman trapped in an unhappy marriage to a much older man. She seeks solace in the affection of her cousin, but her quest for true love ultimately leads her to an affair with a dashing young officer. As Indiana grapples with the constraints of her societal role and her own desires, the novel delves into the emotional turmoil and the consequences of defying social expectations. The narrative is a poignant examination of the plight of women during the period, critiquing the institution of marriage and advocating for women's independence and right to pursue happiness.

    The 3462nd Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. Consuelo

    "Consuelo" is a historical novel set in the 18th century that follows the life of a young and talented Venetian singer of the same name. Born into poverty, Consuelo rises through the ranks of the opera world, thanks to her extraordinary voice and the mentorship of a mysterious maestro. Her journey is not just one of artistic growth but also of personal discovery and moral development, as she navigates the complexities of love, society, and political unrest. Throughout the novel, she encounters a variety of characters, from nobility to revolutionaries, which shape her understanding of justice, equality, and the role of art in society. The book is a rich tapestry of adventure, romance, and philosophical musings on the nature of art and the artist's place in the world.

    The 4646th Greatest Book of All Time
  4. 4. Little Fadette

    The novel centers around a young peasant named Fran├žois, who falls in love with Fadette, a girl shunned by their village due to her family's reputation and her unconventional behavior. Despite the social stigma and opposition from his family, particularly his twin brother with whom he shares a deep bond, Fran├žois pursues a relationship with Fadette. Throughout the story, Fadette's intelligence, kindness, and integrity shine through, challenging the prejudices of the rural community. The narrative explores themes of love, individuality, and the struggle against societal norms, ultimately culminating in a tale of personal growth, acceptance, and the transformative power of love.

    The 5262nd Greatest Book of All Time
  5. 5. The Haunted Pool

    "The Haunted Pool" is a French pastoral novel that delves into the supernatural and the complexities of human emotions. Set in a bucolic countryside, the story revolves around a mysterious pool believed to be haunted by a spirit. The narrative follows the lives of the local villagers whose fates intertwine with the enigmatic presence of the pool. Themes of love, jealousy, and the conflict between rationality and superstition are explored as the characters confront their deepest fears and desires, ultimately leading to a resolution that blends the mystical with the moral lessons of the tale.

    The 7168th Greatest Book of All Time