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La Châtre in Indre, Centre-Val de Loire, France

Maison rue des Pavillons

Maison rue des Pavillons Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Eric Fonce, August 12, 2017
1. Maison rue des Pavillons Marker
Inscription.   George Sand trouva refuge dans cette maison lors de son procès en séparation de son mari le baron Casimir Dudevant en 1836

Le 25 mai 1836, elle écrivait à son amie Marie D'Agoult: "un jardin de quatre toises carrées, plein de roses et une terrasse assez spacieuse pour y faire dix pas en long, me servent de salon, de cabinet de travail... Je fais un nouveau volume à Lélia".

[English translation:]

In 1836, George Sand found refuge in this house during her trial separation from her husband, Baron Casimir Dudevant.

On May 25, 1836, she wrote to her friend, Marie D'Agoult: "a garden of four square toises (a toise = ~2 yards or 1.95m), full of roses and a terrace spacious enough to take ten steps in length, serves me as a living room and study ... I am writing a new volume of Lélia".

(Marker Number 9.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWomen. A significant historical date for this entry is May 25, 1836.
Location. 46° 34.895′ N, 1° 59.409′ E. Marker is in La Châtre,

<i> Portrait de George Sand</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Auguste Charpentier, 1835
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Centre-Val de Loire, in Indre. Marker is on Rue des Pavillons. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Châtre, Centre-Val de Loire 36400, France. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fontaine Sainte-Radegonde (within shouting distance of this marker); Place du Docteur Vergne (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Pont des Cabignats (about 210 meters away); La Bataille de Bir Hakeim / The Battle of Bir Hakeim (about 240 meters away); Place du Marché / Market Square (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); La maison du Chevalier d'Ars (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Plaque Commémorative de Jean Pacton (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Hôtel de Villaines (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Châtre.
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1. Lélia (Wikipedia, in French). "Lélia is a George Sand novel published in 1833 by Henri Dupuy (Paris). This lyrical and symbolic work is part of George Sand's philosophical and feminist novels. Her main character, Lélia, is a woman prematurely worn out by life, prey to metaphysical doubts. Pursued by the attentions of a young poet, Sténio, she fails to love him and pushes him involuntarily towards atheism and suicide. The novel was scandalous when it came out. A new edition, reworked and expanded, making the story less desperate, was published in 1839 at Felix Bonnaire (Paris)." (Submitted on February 18, 2018.)
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2. George Sand (Wikipedia). 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. (Submitted on February 18, 2018.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 16, 2018, by Corentin Buisson of Saint-Août, France. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 16, 2018, by Corentin Buisson of Saint-Août, France.   2. submitted on February 18, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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