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Indiana by George Sand: The Author Answers Her Critics

George Sand’s first novel, Indiana (1832), argued for the freedom of young women to follow their hearts, make their own terrible mistakes, and learn from them in order to grow and be true to themselves. Only then could they become equal partners to their husbands.

Indiana is a young woman married to a much older man. She falls in love with a rake who has seduced her own maid. Indiana’s passion is nonetheless awakened by her perfidious lover. The restrictive French marriage laws of the time and double standards of the time created a perilous path for Indiana’s passage to womanhood. Read More→

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