Search Results: "George Sand"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 28, 2000

"Poorly conceived and stylistically weak: Sand deserves more critical and detached treatment."
A biography of the 19th-century author that succeeds in highlighting the need for a new account of Sand's life—without providing one. Read full book review >

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FLAUBERT-SAND by Gustave Flaubert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 1993

"Caring, private, revealing: a treasure of friendship and a rare exchange enriched by the careful participation of Steegmuller- -more a tactful mediator than an editor—who has turned the correspondence into a work of art."
A charming exchange between two extraordinary writers, from 1866 to 1876, with an illuminating introduction and continuity provided by Steegmuller (A Woman, A Man, and Two Kingdoms, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

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BECOMING GEORGE SAND by Rosalind Brackenbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2011

"Slender and a little too neat, but a resonant meditation on love, literature and lived experience."
Parallel love stories link and illuminate the lives of two women, the 19th-century French writer George Sand and a Scottish academic writing about her. Read full book review >

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THE LAST LOVE OF GEORGE SAND by Evelyne Bloch-Dano
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2013

"A love story probably suppressed by Sand's resentful son, brought here to vivid life in the hands of her capable biographer."
Delightful reconstruction of the deeply fulfilling, late-life romance of the French novelist with a devoted, younger engraver. Read full book review >

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HORACE by George Sand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 1995

"A voice from the past with something still to say."
First English translation of an 1840s novel that switches between a contemporary sensibility and old-fashioned preachiness as it limns the life of that so-very-19th-century phenomenon: a young man from the provinces with little money and high hopes. Read full book review >

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THE MARQUISE and PAULINE by George Sand
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 1999

"Sand is an important enough figure to merit posthumous publication and translation, but little here will interest anyone not already very interested in her."
Two novellas by the celebrated 19th-century French novelist, translated into English for the first time. Read full book review >

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THE WINGS OF COURAGE by George Sand
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"The result is still a leisurely, formally told story, but patient readers will be as absorbed by Clopinet's gentle spirit and profound delight in the natural world as by his occasional transformations. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 11-13)"
Written in 1873 and most recently appearing in print in English in the 1930s, this tale of a lame, timorous lad who grows out of his "wings of fear" makes a theatrical coming-of-age story, with fantasy elements and antique, but not cloying, sentiments stirred in. Read full book review >

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GEORGE by Alex Gino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Warm, funny, and inspiring. (Fiction. 9-12)"
George, a fourth-grader who knows she is a girl, despite appearances, begins to tell her secret. Read full book review >

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GEORGE by Frank Keating
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Washington remains an historic hero despite flaws and defeats. These are recounted in far more accomplished biographies, and children will be better served by reading about the real man elsewhere. (author's note, artist's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-11)"
By the age of 15, George Washington had written out a list of precepts taught to him by his teachers, the "Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation," by which he lived and was guided throughout his life. Read full book review >

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GEORGE AND THE BIG BANG by Lucy Hawking
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Labored and wrapped in a thin film of artificial drama as it is, this set of mind-expanding if scattershot exposures to some of science's biggest theories and ideas will once again find a large audience thanks more to its celebrity co-author than its content. (Science fiction/informational hybrid. 10-12)"
Like their first two collaborations, the Hawkings' third and final George book offers a hybrid mixture of made-up adventures in space/time interleaved with miniessays on, as one character unoriginally puts it, "life, the Universe, and everything." Read full book review >

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(GEORGE) by E.L. Konigsburg
illustrated by E.L. Konigsburg
Released: Oct. 20, 1970

"In current fiction, a boy with a problem seldom has it so good."
Parentheses because George is Ben's concentric twin, his loudmouthed inner voice, or, as Mrs. Konigsburg puts it in a nutshell. . . Read full book review >

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SAND RUNNER by Vera Brook
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2017

"This book's swift pace and passionate characters make up for a familiar premise."
A young man must brave exceedingly treacherous courses and fierce, deadly competitors to win a popular footrace in Brook's YA dystopian sci-fi debut. Read full book review >