Silly Novels by Lady Novelists

Silly Novels by Lady Novelists

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Describing the silliness and 'feminine fatuity' of many popular books by lady novelists, George Eliot perfectly skewers the formulaic yet bestselling works that dominated her time, with their loveably flawed heroines. She also examines the great women writers of France and their enrichment of the culture, and the varying qualities of literary translations.


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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 111 x 181 x 7mm | 81g
  • Penguin Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0141192755
  • 9780141192758
  • 116,228

About George Eliot

Mary Ann Evans (George Eliot) (1819-80) was a philosopher, journalist and translator before she became a novelist, her first stories being published in 1856. She led an unconventional life, co-editing the liberal journal Westminster Review for three years and living with the married man and philosopher George Henry Lewes. Her novels are among the greatest of the nineteenth century
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