George Sand: Gabriel (3739 words)


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Gabriel by French writer George Sand (1804-1876) was published in La Revue des deux mondes in 1839 (15 July, 1 August). Though Sand defines Gabriel as a “roman dialogué”, it could very well be considered a play, as it consists of a prologue and five parts with scenes and stage directions. The plot, set in Italy sometime between the Renaissance and seventeenth century, discusses filiation and inheritance while openly expressing women’s revendications of today: “on peut encore aujourd’hui sans hésitation qualifier de féministe la prise de position de ce texte qui revendique l’égalité des femmes en matière d’éducation, d&…

Citation: Vernier, Béatrice. "Gabriel". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 April 2021 [, accessed 22 April 2021.]

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