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George Sand
By: Muriel P.
Massachusetts, Grade 9

She was a french writer who defied convention changing the role of women by promoting independence, and had a great influence on other authors. Her real name was Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin Dudevant. Despite the fact that she was a baroness, she refused to wear dresses, used a man's name, and was known for her many affairs. Her great love was Frederic Chopin, and while they were together he wrote his best pieces due to her support. Her literary work was quite appreciated at the time but it lost popularity through time. Still, her controversial fashion will remain untouched.

''We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire.''
''My profession... is to be free.'' - George Sand

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