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Elizabeth Harlan

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780300104172

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300104172.001.0001

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Mother Love

Mother Love

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(p.191) Chapter Eighteen Mother Love
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George Sand
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Elizabeth Harlan

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300104172.003.0019

This chapter discusses the meeting of George Sand and the then young Polish composer Frederic Chopin. With the looming threat of the Russian occupation, Chopin fled Poland and arrived in Paris in 1831, the same year Aurore Dudevant went to the capital to launch her literary career. Among the other distinguished guests at the soiree were Giacomo Meyerbeer, Eugene Sue, Heinrich Heine, and a group of Polish exiles associated with Adam Mickiewicz, who would shortly become a professor at the College de France. Although Sand was immediately taken with Chopin, the relationship got off to a slow start. “I've made the acquaintance of a great celebrity, Madame Dudevant, known by the name George Sand,” Chopin wrote his parents several days after their meeting. “But her face doesn't appeal to me at all. There's even something about her that puts me off.”

Keywords:   literary career, Frederic Chopin, Russian occupation, Poland, Aurore Dudevant, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Eugene Sue, Heinrich Heine, Adam Mickiewicz

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