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The Real Life of Mary Ann Evans: George Eliot, Her Letters and Fiction (Reading Women Writing S)

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ISBN-10: 0801481848
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Bodenheimer provides a richly compelling portrait of nineteenth-century British writer George Eliot. Restricted by Victorian convention, the enormously talented and ambitious Mary Ann Evans adopted the pen name "George Eliot" in order to publish a host of pseudonymous novels, stories, and poems. The author claims that by juxtaposing the voluminous correspondence of Mary Ann Evans with the fiction and poetry of George Eliot, one can gain significant conceptual insight into the complex and paradoxical character of both the woman and the writer. Rather than arranging this material in standard chronological fashion, Bodenheimer has elected to present her analysis via a series of critical issues that affected both the social and literary style of George Eliot throughout the course of her life. A fascinating hybrid of literary criticism and biography. Margaret Flanagan --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"The Real Life of Mary Ann Evans is a critical book in which Eliot's letters and novels become one unit. . . . Bodenheimer talks about very unusual topics."―Nina Auerbach, "Breakthrough Books in Victorian Studies," Lingua Franca

"An attentive reader of this book will never read George Eliot in the same way again."―George Eliot―George Henry Lewes Studies

"Alert to the carefully deployed, multiple masks that Mary Ann Evans chose to wear, but also capable of writing with genuine feeling of Eliot's actual and fictional labors of choice, Bodenheimer has managed to write that seemingly impossible thing, postmodern biography that a humanist can admire."―Boston Book Review

"A richly compelling portrait of nineteenth-century British writer George Eliot. . . . Rather than arranging her material in standard chronological fashion, Bodenheimer has elected to present her analysis via a series of critical issues that affected both the social and literary styles of George Eliot throughout the course of her life. A fascinating hybrid of literary criticism and biography."―Booklist

"Here we have the first full-scale study of George Eliot's correspondence. . . . Both the fictive nature of the letters and the autobiographical reality of fiction are well discussed in this very welcome book."―Choice
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  • Series: Reading Women Writing S
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press (May 2, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801481848
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801481840
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,542,396 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I was expecting a greater glimps into Ms. Evens mind and these letters leave the reader out in the cold.
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