David Coward is Research Professor in French at Leeds University, and is completing a history of French literature. His translation of Albert Cohen’s Belle du Seigneur won the Scott-Moncrieff Prize in 1996. (April 2001)


Liberated Women

George Sand: A Woman's Life Writ Large

Belinda Jack

The Life of Marie d'Agoult, Alias Daniel Stern

Phyllis Stock-Morton
George Sand (1804–1876) and Marie d’Agoult (1805–1876) have been for a century and a half objects of curiosity more for their colorful lives than for their writings. Rebellious spirits, they were thorns in an age which preferred women to be roses or, better still, lilies. They were born into well-to-do …