Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1871. First Edition. Cloth. 1st American edition (1st in English?). Original green cloth (also issued in purple, with no priority). A fine copy. Seems the best of her later novels. Near fine. Item #94
Sand’s early English translations were erratic, so her more complex ideas often read like some literary wind talker. But throughout her fiction she questioned sexual identity, and gender destinies, and played a significant, if long underestimated, role in the evolution of the novel. Her books were popular, but also awoke controversy, so the French Senate formally declared its opposition to the presence of her works in public libraries, assuring her fame, and eventually, better translations.