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George Eliot By Kathryn Hughes

George Eliot by Kathryn Hughes

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Summary

This highly praised biography is the first to explore fully the way in which her painful early life and rejection by her brother Isaac in particular, shaped the insight and art which made her both Victorian England's last great visionary and the first modern.

George Eliot Summary

George Eliot: The Last Victorian by Kathryn Hughes

This highly praised biography is the first to explore fully the way in which her painful early life and rejection by her brother Isaac in particular, shaped the insight and art which made her both Victorian England's last great visionary and the first modern.

An immensely readable biography of the 19th century writer whose territory comprised nothing less than the entire span of Victorian society. Kathryn Hughes provides a truly nuanced view of Eliot, and is the first to grapple equally with the personal dramas that shaped her personality - particularly her rejection by her brother Isaac - and her social and intellectual context. Hughes shows how these elements together forged the themes of Eliot's work, her insistence that ideological interests be subordinated to the bonds between human beings - a message that has keen resonance in our own time. With wit and sympathy Kathryn Hughes has written a wonderfully vivid account of Eliot's life that is both moving, stimulating and at times laugh-out-loud funny.

George Eliot Reviews

Praise for Kathryn Hughes's previous work:

'Seriously scholarly yet nonetheless accessible to the general reader... fascinating.'
Margaret Forster, Sunday Telegraph

'Illuminating, intelligent.'
Daily Telegraph

'Hughes has an acute ear for social nuance.'
The Times

About Kathryn Hughes

Kathryn Hughes read modern history at Oxford, creative writing at UEA and has a PhD in Victorian studies. She is a visiting professor in 19th century literature and history at several universities, and reviews regularly for the Daily Telegraph and the Literary Review. Her previous book was The Victorian Governess.

Additional information

GOR001258590
George Eliot: The Last Victorian by Kathryn Hughes
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
1999-07-01
560
1857028910
9781857028911
Winner of James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Biography) 2000 Short-listed for James Tait Black Memorial Book Prize: Biography 2000
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