March 19, 2008

Sand : Story of my Life

Histoire de ma vie (Story of My life) is the main autobiographical work of George Sand. It is regarded as a work founder of the genre, with Les Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau or Les Mémoires d'Outre-Tombe by Chateaubriand. George Sand draws in the correspondence of his parents to feed family portraits. Sometimes unscrupulous with dates, she focuses on her impressions, her feelings. She militates for gender equality.
Begun in April 1847, Histoire de ma vie first appears in 138 numbers from October 1854 to August 1855. The book is published the same year in 20 volumes by the editor Victor Lecou and then, in 1856, by Levy in ten volumes in-12.
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Currently, the librairie Loliée offers :
  • Sand (George). Histoire de ma vie. Paris, Michel Lévy, 1856, 10 volumes in-12, bound in violet half-leathe (binding from the period).