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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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Collateral Damage and Lucrézia Floriani

Collateral Damage and Lucrézia Floriani

(p.228) Chapter Twenty-One Collateral Damage and Lucrézia Floriani
George Sand

Elizabeth Harlan

Yale University Press

This chapter is set during the spring of 1846, when Sand began work on her novel Lucrezia Floriani. It is the story of a forty-year-old woman who has retired at the peak of a successful stage career to her country estate, where she is raising her four children born out of wedlock to three different fathers. The novel opens with Floriani receiving a visit from former friend and theater colleague Count Salvator Albani and his companion Prince Karol de Roswald. On the eve of their departure, Prince Karol falls gravely ill, and their stay is extended for several months, during which Lucrezia nurses him back to health. Despite Prince Karol's initial aversion to his caretaker for the moral disarray of her past life, the prince falls in love with her, she reciprocates, and his stay at the Villa Floriani is prolonged indefinitely.

Keywords:   successful stage career, Lucrezia Floriani, country estate, Count Salvator Albani, Prince Karol de Roswald, moral disarray, Villa Floriani

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