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Towards a High Attic: The Early Life of George Eliot

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Towards a high attic -- inner peace -- a peculiarly cerebral goal for a country girl born in conventional Warwickshire, but then Mary Ann (later Marian) Evans was a peculiarly cerebral youngster once she got past being just peculiar in the eyes of the proper Pearson side of the family. This begins with a long genealogy and takes shape as a sad psycho-history of trauma: the ...more
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Published January 1st 1970 by Hamilton
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