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George Eliot Revealed,
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This review is from: George Eliot: The Last Victorian (Paperback)
I thoroughly enjoyed reading George Eliot the last Victorian by Kathryn Hughes which is a fascinating account of the scandalous life led by Eliot who turned her back on Victorian society in order to live life as she chose. When reading the biography it is hard to remember that Kathryn Hughes has not actually met George Eliot since she appears to know her so well and write affectionately about her as one might a close friend. This book not only describes the life, loves and works of George Eliot but also paints a vivid picture of Victorian literary circles. I feel I now have a much better understanding of the obstacles that Eliot had to overcome in order to write and therefore can appreciate her works all the more.