George Sand, a graphic biography by Severine Vidal and Kim Cosigny

George Sand

True Genius, True Woman

Written by Séverine Vidal
Illustrated by Kim Consigny

UK Release: 23 May 2024 • US Release: 16 July 2024

Published by SelfMadeHero

US Sales & Distro by Abrams Books • UK Sales & Distro Abrams & Chronicle Books

344 pages • Paperback with flaps • 170 x 240mm / 6 ¾ x 9 1/2 ”• Black and White
UK £18.99 / US $22.99 / CAN $28.99 /  • ISBN: 978-1-914224-20-1

A graphic biography of female novelist George Sand, whose life and work championed women’s rights, gender expression, and sexual liberation.

A scrupulously researched and tenderly revealing biography of one of the great pioneering figures of 19th-century French literature. Born in 1804 – at a time when women were deprived of their civil rights (along with minors, criminals, and the insane) – Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin grew up to defy those norms, both in her life and her writing. Adopting the gender-neutral pen-name George Sand, and in a career lasting over forty years as a novelist and playwright, she is best remembered today for the affairs and friendships she enjoyed with men: the composer Chopin; the painter Delacroix; the novelist Balzac. But this moving biographical portrait, written by Séverine Vidal and illustrated by Kim Consigny, restores her to the centre-stage she always commanded in her lifetime. Not just as the daring, scandalously cross-dressing, bisexual, cigarette-smoking divorcée novelist, but as the brilliant chronicler of her changing time – and therefore of ours.

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