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Romola by George Eliot
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Jul 08, 2012

who knew george eliot had a work of historical fiction?

apparently it was de riguer for victorian novelists to produce a work of historical fiction & this is her contribution.

i wasn't really in a big novel-reading mood but i am a big george eliot fan so i slogged through it. yeah, you know, it was not my favorite george eliot because you lose the village dialogue of her british novels & the erudition seems labored to me & ultimately it seems to be all about showing off the author's great knowledge more than her enjoying unfolding a story. i get it, she's smart and this is well researched. yes, terribly impressive amount of work.

reading this novel made me tired.

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