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George Eliot

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Paperback, 616 pages
Published May 1st 1990 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1968)
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Peter Pinkney
Sep 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
A difficult book to get into, but once you do, it is very rewarding. Like other reviewers have said, you really need to have read her books, and the constant use of letters gets a bit wearing. This is the second biography of one of my favourite authors, Middlemarch being my favourite book of all time, and she really was a giant, not just as a writer, but as a brilliant mind. A person who it would have been awe inspiring to know
Elaine
Apr 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a fascinating biography, though I would recommend it only if you are familiar with Eliot's work. It has made me determined to revisit her novels. She was a very unique person and her writing is exquisite.
adam
Aug 02, 2007 rated it liked it
A solid biography of Eliot; while not the most enthralling account, it nevertheless avoids many of the pitfalls of other biographies, such as over-narrativization. Contains many long excerpts from letters, which are helpful for the enthusiast.
Kressel Housman
Feb 23, 2011 marked it as to-read
Just got this on loan from my aunt!
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