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A Woman of Contradictions: The Life of George Eliot Ina Taylor

A Woman of Contradictions: The Life of George Eliot

Ina Taylor

Published December 1st 1989
ISBN : 9780688094058
Hardcover
255 pages
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Woah, I am the first person to rate or review this on Goodreads! How am I to know whether my opinion is accurate without dozens of aggregated ratings to back me up?Anyway - completely terrific biography! Short, because it was largely a refutation of earlier biographies of her, but it was really interesting to read about wacky life among Victorian radicals in the mid-nineteenth century.What is lacking is a really insightful reading of her novels in the light of this biography - because her novels are in many ways novels of contradictions, not just moral texts written against a radical life (Im mostly thinking of Mill on the Floss.) However the book does its job and Id imagine a lot of interesting stuff was written in response.