This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 Excerpt: ...allowance of love, and had never received the attention that a good woman deserves. Her chains were galling her. She sighed for Paris--forty miles away--Paris and a career. QThe epigrams were coming faster, shot in a sort of frenzy and fever. And when she asked her liege for LITTLE leave to go to Paris, he granted her prayer, and agreed JOURNEYS to give her ten dollars a week allowance. She grabbed at the offer, and he bade her God-speed and good riddance. So leaving her two children behind, until such time as she could provide a home for them, with scanty lug-gage and light heart and purse, she started away. Other women have gone up to Paris from country towns, too, and the chances are as one to ten thou-sand that the maelstrom swept them into hades. But Aurore Dudevant was different--in two years she had won her way to literary fame, and was command-ing the jealous admiration of the best writers of Paris. Her first work was a collaboration with Jules Sandeau in a novel. Every woman who ever wrote well began by collaborating with a man. Sandeau had formerly come from Nohant, and how much he had to do with Madame Dudevant's breaking loose from her home-ties no one knows. Anyway, the second novel was written by the Madame alone, and as a tribute to her friend the name of " George Sand" was placed upon the title page as author. Jules Sandeau, all 'round hack writer and critic, was greatly pleased by the compli-ment of having his name anglicized and printed on the title page of "Indiana," but later he was not so proud of it. George Sand soon proved herself to be stronger than Sandeau. She was not handsome, either in face or form. She was inclined to be stout--was rather short--and her com-LITTLE plexion olive 8 But she lured with her eyes--...
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