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George Eliot's Life, as Related in her Letters and Journals George Eliot

George Eliot's Life, as Related in her Letters and Journals By George Eliot

George Eliot's Life, as Related in her Letters and Journals by George Eliot


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First published in 1885, this three-part 'autobiography' was assembled by John Cross from the letters and journals of his late wife, George Eliot. Though suppressing much in the desire to render an unconventional life 'respectable', the work remains an important initial insight into Eliot's personal and private life.

George Eliot's Life, as Related in her Letters and Journals Summary

George Eliot's Life, as Related in her Letters and Journals by George Eliot

Best known for his brief marriage to George Eliot, John Walter Cross (1840-1924) compiled this three-volume 'autobiography' of 1885 from his late wife's journals and letters. Eliot was never married to her long-term partner G. H. Lewes, and she courted further scandal when she married Cross, twenty years her junior, in the spring of 1880. While these volumes offer a valuable insight into Eliot's private reflections, what is perhaps most telling is the material left out or rewritten in Cross' efforts to lend his wife's unconventional life some respectability, which he does at the expense of what one reviewer described as Eliot's 'salt and spice'. George Eliot's Life will be of particular interest to scholars of nineteenth-century biography and literature. Volume 2 covers the years 1858-1866, including Eliot's initial success in fiction and her travels in Italy, Holland, and along the Rhine.

Table of Contents

8. January 1858 to December 1858. Success of Scenes of Clerical Life. Adam Bede; 9. January 1859 to March 1860. The Mill on the Floss; 10. March to June 1860. First journey to Italy; 11. July 1860 to December 1861. Silas Marner. Romola begun; 12. January 1862 to December 1865. Romola. Felix Holt; 13. January 1866 to December 1866. Tour in Holland and on the Rhine.

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NLS9781108020077
9781108020077
1108020070
George Eliot's Life, as Related in her Letters and Journals by George Eliot
New
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2010-10-28
470
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