Brought up in the French countryside at the country home of her grandmother, Sand was sent to a Paris convent in 1817. Married to Casimir Dudevant in 1821, Sand had numerous affairs including Alfred de Musset and Frederic Chopin and many of her novels were influenced by these men. Her first literary work was a series of articles published under the pseudonym of Jules Sand. This was altered to George Sand for her first novel, Indiana (1832), which was an immediate success. Among the works from her early period are Valentine (1832), Lelia (1833), Mauprat (1837), Spiridion (1839) and Les sept Cordes de la Lyre (1840). From her love of the countryside her style was altered to provide a more rustic novel and these included La Mare au Diable (1846), Francois le Champi (1848) and La Petite Fadette (1849), all of which constituted her best work. Her later period was marked by conservatism and morality such as Histoire de ma vie (1854-55) and Contes d'une grand'mere (1873).
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