Item description for Laura: Journey Into The Crystal by George Sand, Sue Dyson, Christopher Moncrieff, Mike Pellowski, Rod Ollerenshaw, David Bromwich & David Mungello...
While working in a small geological museum, Alexis Hartz meets his cousin Laura, who has discovered a way to enter a geode. Travelling through a vast and glittering landscape of brilliant crystals, Alexis passionately falls in love with Laura but, when they return to the ordinary world, only friendship remains. He yearns for the perfect world of the crystals and returning to it becomes a perilous obsession. But is the crystal world as real as it seems or is his mind playing tricks on him?
Written in 1864, and now in a new translation by Sue Dyson, this little known work by George Sand is a fantastical novel in the truest sense of the word; a strange tale with echoes of Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Conan Doyle's Lost World and even Candide and Frankenstein.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 4.5" Height: 6.25" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Aug 30, 2004
Publisher Pushkin Press
ISBN 1901285510 ISBN13 9781901285512
Availability 0 units.
More About George Sand, Sue Dyson, Christopher Moncrieff, Mike Pellowski, Rod Ollerenshaw, David Bromwich & David Mungello
George Sand is the pen name of Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, Baroness Dudevant, a 19th century French novelist and memoirist. Sand is best known for her novels Indiana, L?lia, and Consuelo, and for her memoir A Winter in Majorca, in which she reflects on her time on the island with Chopin in 1838-39. A champion of the poor and working classes, Sand was an early socialist who published her own newspaper using a workers' co-operative and scorned gender conventions by wearing men's clothing and smoking tobacco in public. George Sand died in France in 1876.