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

George Eliot’s Life, as Related in her Letters and Journals
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies

  • Date Published: October 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108020091

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  • Best known for his brief marriage to George Eliot, John Walter Cross (1840-1924) compiled this three-volume 'autobiography' 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.

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    • Date Published: October 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108020091
    • dimensions: 217 x 141 x 88 mm
    • weight: 2.02kg
    • contains: 11 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: 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. Volume 2:
    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. Volume 3:
    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

  • Author

    George Eliot


    John Walter Cross

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