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

Volume 3. Sunset

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  • Date Published: October 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108020084

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  • 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 3 focuses on Eliot's final years, including her later literary success, travels in Spain, the death of G. H. Lewes, and her marriage to Cross.

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    • Date Published: October 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108020084
    • length: 492 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    14. January 1867 to December 1867. Tour in Spain
    15. January 1868 to December 1868. The Spanish Gypsy
    16. January 1869 to December 1872. Poems. Middlemarch
    17. January 1873 to December 1875. Conception of Deronda
    18. March 1876 to November 1878. Daniel Deronda. Illness and death of Mr Lewes
    19. January 1879 to 22nd December 1880. Theophrastus Such. Marriage with Mr Cross. Death
    Index.

  • Author

    George Eliot

    Editor

    John Walter Cross

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