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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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Confession of a Young Girl

Confession of a Young Girl

(p.273) Chapter Twenty-Four Confession of a Young Girl
George Sand

Elizabeth Harlan

Yale University Press

This chapter focuses on George Sand's novel Confession of a Young Girl, in which the protagonist, Lucienne de Valangis, makes a pronouncement similar to the one made by Sand in Story of My Life. Valangis's pronouncement goes thus: “I want to give you an account of my life and myself with the most scrupulous sincerity.” This similarity in itself would not be particularly meaningful but for the special context in which it occurs: Confession of a Young Girl, the first novel Sand wrote in the first-person voice of a woman, constitutes a deeply personal fictional account of what Sand believed was her life story. This novel is written seventeen years after Story of My Life.

Keywords:   special context, Lucienne de Valangis, first-person voice, fictional account, life story

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