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The Resource Romola, George Eliot ; edited with introduction by Dorothea Barrett

Romola, George Eliot ; edited with introduction by Dorothea Barrett

Label
Romola
Title
Romola
Statement of responsibility
George Eliot ; edited with introduction by Dorothea Barrett
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
'There is no book of mine about which I more thoroughly feel that I swear by every sentence as having been written with my best blood.'. So wrote George Eliot of Romola, the novel which argues her most profound and utopian vision of the position of women. Romola's patient subservience to her scholar-father Bardo, her unhappy marriage to supple and treacherous Tito, and her passionate intellectual and spiritual awakening take place in Renaissance Florence which, like Victorian Britain, was caught up in a period of ferment and transition. Romola appeared in 1862-3 to high praise by Victorians from Tennyson and Trollope to Henry James, and discerning modern readers will recognize it as George Eliot's first mature masterpiece. In her introduction to this new edition, Dorothea Barrett explores the issues of gender and learning, desire and scholarship, and the interweaving of history and fiction which she identifies at the centre of the novel
Summary
In the Florence of Lorenzo de' Medici, Romola falls in love with a handsome, seemingly intellectual young man, but as their marriage disintegrates, Romola becomes intrigued by Savonarola and his teachings
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Tone
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Character
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025874
Cataloging source
HCO
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1819-1880
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Eliot, George
Dewey number
823.8
Index
no index present
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1300
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
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Barrett, Dorothea
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True
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Savonarola, Girolamo
  • Greeks
  • Self-sacrifice
  • Women
  • Married women
  • Florence (Italy)
Target audience
adult
Label
Romola, George Eliot ; edited with introduction by Dorothea Barrett
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Publication
Note
Includes facsimile of original t.p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxvii-[xxx])
Control code
000012751407
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxiv, 640 p.
Isbn
9780140434705
Label
Romola, George Eliot ; edited with introduction by Dorothea Barrett
Link
Publication
Note
Includes facsimile of original t.p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxvii-[xxx])
Control code
000012751407
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxiv, 640 p.
Isbn
9780140434705

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