Naked in the Marketplace: The Lives of George Sand (Hardcover)

The Lives of George Sand

By Benita Eisler

Counterpoint LLC, 9781582433493, 308pp.

Publication Date: October 3, 2006



An acclaimed literary biographer sheds new light on the first woman in Europe to become a bestselling novelist. Eisler reveals George Sand led several lives--literary, political, amorous, and domestic. This work presents Sand at her essence--the outsized persona and the inner woman, along with the unique and irreplaceable role she played in the history of her times.

About the Author

A native New Yorker, Benita Eisler was educated at Smith and Harvard. She has worked as an art editor, reporter, on-camera correspondent, and producer of arts programming for pubic television. Her interest in the varieties of artistic expression is reflected in her teaching and writing: She has taught the nineteenth- and twentiethcentury novel at Princeton and is the author of biographies of Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz; Lord Byron, and Frederic Chopin. She lives in Manhattan.