Caroline Slocock



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George Eliot: A Life (Faber Finds) by Rosemary Ashton
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, 26 Dec 2013
It has taken me many years to get round to reading this - as it turns out - wonderful biography of George Elliot. Mary Anne Evans life was extraordinary and unconventional and ought to be of interest not just to readers of her novels but also any thoughtful woman who has tried to succeed in a man's world. Rosemary Ashton handles her subject with sensitivity and insight. Unlike many literary biographers, she is more interested in her subject than in her research and George Elliot shines through in all her complexity, informed by the author's careful reading of journals, letters and other material.

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