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Kindle Edition, 160 pages
Published March 25th 2011 (first published 1835)
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Ugnė Andriulaitytė
Apie moterys, kurios myli per stipriai, dažnai girdime iš kriminalų skilties. Muša muša, bet nu ką daryt, jeigu myli. Atrodo, kad išsuktos galūnės ir reguliariai atnaujinamos mėlynės po akimis tokią meilę veikia kaip žibalas ugnį. Sunku suprasti tos cheminės reakcijos prigimtį, bet susitaikai, kad tiesiog taip būna.

Iš principo tokio pobūdžio meilės istorija yra vaizduojama ir šioje knygoje. Tik viskas persikelia į XIX a. pradžią ir padabinama kailiais ir briliantais. Bet vis tiek, kad ir koks gr
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Classic reverie
I have read many authors' comments on the brilliance of George Sand's writings, especially Balzac and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Balzac was a friend and Elizabeth with her husband Robert were Sand's guests.
When reading Balzac's The Muse of the Department, George Sand's Leone Leoni is mentioned.

"For extravagant inventions the imagination of women far outdoes that if men; witness "Frankenstein" by Mrs. Shelley, "Leone Leoni" by George Sand, the works of Anne Radcliffe, and the "Noveau Promethee
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Kristin
Feb 15, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
The more things change, the more they stay the same. This is the story of the abusive relationship of Juliette, a woman who literally cannot live without Leoni, the man who has ruined the her life and that of her family, and Busstamente, the man who adores her. Juliette lives in torment, at first in supposed ignorance of the dastardly deeds of her lover Leoni, and then stays with him in spite of them. He doesn't physically abuse her, but he definitely mentally abuses her. Evey time she even thin ...more
Clay
Aug 12, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I thought it was really annoying that this guy was always described as brilliant, highly intelligent and charming, because there were hardly any examples of those qualities. It would have been better to make him act or use more dialogues to let the reader make his own conclusions about him.
Margaret
Dec 20, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, bookclub
I would give it 2.5 stars if that was possible.
Zlatko
Mar 25, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Stupid, disgusting, etc.
This story sucks!
But worst of all, I found myself, enjoying in some chapters, and I feel guilt for it.
Aysegul
Apr 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read George Sand for the first time, I really enjoyed the book. The narration was so fluent, the entire story flows smoothly. I loved the passionate female character Juliette.
Melissa B.
Just finished this for book club. I liked it. It reminded me of Edgar Allen Poe. I'll save my other comments for book club. ...more
Steve Gordon
A brilliant little book. Sand leaves the socialist tinge of her rural tales to the side for a bit to tell a tale of the madness of love. The ending was perfection.
Kirsty
Nov 06, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: december-2017
George Sand was an incredibly prolific author, and published many varied works over her career. Leone Leoni, first published in France in 1835, was released in this particular English translation by George Burnham Ives in 1900. The novel - or, rather, novella - is set in the early nineteenth century, and focuses upon the title character, as well as a young Belgian woman named Juliette Ruyter, and her 'protector, the noble Spaniard' Aleo Bustamente.

Juliette and Aleo have arrived in Venice just be
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Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin, later Baroness (French:baronne) Dudevant (1 July 1804 – 8 June 1876), best known by her androgynous pseudonym George Sand, was a French novelist, memoirist, and socialist. One of the most popular writers in Europe in her lifetime, being more popular than both Victor Hugo and Honoré de Balzac in England in the 1830s and 1840s, Sand is recognised as one of the most nota ...more

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“Often a heart capable of loving seeks in vain where to bestow its love, and comes forth pure of all earthly passions, perhaps to find a place in heaven. Ah! when God vouchsafes to us on earth that profound, passionate, ineffable sentiment, we must no longer desire or hope for paradise, Juliette; for paradise is the blending of two hearts in a kiss of love. And when we have found it here on earth, what matters it whether it be in the arms of a saint or of one of the damned?” 0 likes
“can the title of Donna Bustamente make me any happier?” “It would put you out of reach of the insolent disdain of society.” “Society!” said Juliette; “you mean your friends. What is society? I have never known. I have passed through life and made the tour of the globe, but have never been able to discover what you call society.” 0 likes
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