George Sand

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
George Sand (Photo by Nadar, 1894)

Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin (1 july 1804 - 8 june 1876), best known by her pseudonym George Sand was a French novelist and memoirist. She is equally well known for her much publicized romantic affairs with a number of artists, including the composer and pianist Frédéric Chopin and the writer Alfred de Musset.

In the Sherlock Holmes stories

  • Holmes quoted Gustave Flaubert in a letter to George Sand : « L'homme c'est rien - l'oeuvre c'est tout," as Gustave Flaubert wrote to George Sand. » (REDH, 552)