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

Volume 1. Unknown

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  • Date Published: October 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108020060

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  • Best known for his brief marriage to George Eliot, John 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 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 1 covers Eliot's life from 1819 to 1857, beginning with a brief sketch of her childhood and continuing with her move to Coventry, then to London, and travels to Geneva.

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    • Date Published: October 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108020060
    • length: 518 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.65kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introductory sketch of childhood, 1819 to 1938
    1. August 1838 to March 1841. Life at Griff
    2. March 1841 to April 1846. Coventry. Translation of Strauss
    3. May 1846 to May 1849. Life in Coventry till Mr Evan's death
    4. June 1849 to March 1850. Geneva
    5. March 1850 to July 1854. Work in London. Union with Mr Lewes
    6. July 1854 to March 1855. Weimar and Berlin
    7. March 1855 to December 1857. Richmond. Scenes of Clerical Life.

  • Author

    George Eliot


    John Walter Cross

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