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George Eliot A Life

by Rosemary Ashton

George Eliot A Life Synopsis

'This richly enjoyable biography of the great Victorian novelist reminds us how truly revolutionary was George Eliot... [Ashton] provides luminously sane readings of the marvellous novels.' A.N. Wilson, Evening Standard 'Excellent... Ashton cites Eliot's achievement in a literary landscape which moves from Scott and George Sand to Dickens, Tennyson and Browning... a fluent, vivid book... it makes one thrill again to the breadth of Eliot's genius and the passionate, vulnerable nature that accompanied her wide-ranging mind.' Jenny Uglow, Independent on Sunday 'An extremely impressive work... the George Eliot who emerges from Professor Ashton's book is a remarkable woman of exceptional integrity whose life expresses the spirit of the Victorian age, even as it goes against the very grain of it.' Susie Boyt, Sunday Express

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571296484
Publication date: 21st March 2013
Author: Rosemary Ashton
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 496 pages
Categories: Biography: literary, Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900 ,

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