The Real Life of Mary Ann Evans

The Real Life of Mary Ann Evans

George Eliot, Her Letters and Fiction
  • A 1995 Choice Magazine "Outstanding Academic Title"

Bodenheimer defines the personal paradoxes that helped to shape Eliot's fictional characters and narrative style. Bodenheimer revisits pivotal episodes in Mary Ann Evans's life and career, including the "Holy War" through which she asserted her youthful religious skepticism; her decision to elope with the married writer George Henry Lewes; and her marriage with John Cross after Lewes's death. Bodenheimer also discusses the rumor campaign that led to the discovery that "George Eliot" was a woman, and she traces the trajectory of Eliot's impassioned conflict between her ambition and her womanhood.




Also of interest

The Real Life of Mary Ann Evans
George Eliot, Her Letters and Fiction
Rosemarie Bodenheimer

Subjects

Social Science : Gender and Sexuality Studies
Literature : Literature / Britain and Ireland
Biography and Autobiography

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