The poet Robert Graves lived on Majorca for many years and translated and edited this fascinating story in the 1950s. George Sand was the cigar-smoking, trouser-wearing lady companion to the pianist Frederic Chopin, and left a witty and sometimes acerbic account of their stay on the island at Valldemosa over the winter of 1838-1839.
About the Author
Robert von Ranke Graves was a British poet, historical novelist, critic, and classicist. George Sand was a French novelist, memoirist, and Socialist. One of the most popular writers in Europe in her lifetime, being more renowned than both Victor Hugo and Honoré de Balzac in England in the 1830s and 1840s, Sand is recognized as one of the most notable writers of the European Romantic era.