George Sand and France; George Eliot and England

One was a convent-bred beauty with melting black eyes who abandoned her husband and ran away to Paris. The other, homely and bookish, devoted her prime to theology. The writers George Sand and George Eliot led superficially different lives but were, more profoundly, like two sides of a reversible garment. One spring I followed a trail of ink drops to their homes in France and England. -- Susan Spano Read more: Novel landscapes Upper photo: Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery in England Lower left photo: George Sand. Credit: Writers.com Lower right photo: George Eliot. Credit: Newscom Susan Spano
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