In her study of the married couple as the smallest political unit, Phyllis Rose uses as examples the marriages of five Victorian writers who wrote about their own lives with unusual candor.
Phyllis Rose is the author of Woman of Letters: A Life of Virginia Woolf, and of the highly acclaimed Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages, which established her as a biographer of the first rank. Her most recent book is Jazz Cleopatra, a biography of Josephine Baker. She has taught literature at Wesleyan University since 1969, and has written essays, reviews, and articles for many publications. She lives in Middletown, Connecticut. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
One of the marvelous things about Phyllis Roseâ€™s PARALLEL LIVES: Five Victorian Marriages (Vintage, 1983) is that it so consistently refuses to settle for making a series of... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Glenn J. Shea
Interesting, but it took me a long time to get through it.Published 10 months ago by email@example.com
The author's observations and insights are as fascinating as the lives and marriages of the people she describes.Published 11 months ago by Patricia Piety
A great book. I read many books and keep but a few.
This one is a keeper, if you are interested in the lives behind the words and behind the praise and adulation, in... Read more
My wife is the reader in our family and she loved this.
That's about all I know. She recommends it highly.
The book was a page turner for sure, but you have to remember that the details are interpreted through the lens of a feminist author. Read morePublished on January 16, 2012 by Kathryn Phillips