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The Triptych and the Cross: The Central Myths of George Eliot's Poetic Imagination - Felicia Bonaparte

The Harvester Press, 1979, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Upper board slightly sprung. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.

From the cover: “George Eliot considered Romola to be the most nearly perfect of all her literary creations, yet readers have often found it the most difficult. In this book, Felicia Bonaparte offers a radically new reading of Romola, based not only on the text, but on Eliot’s own notes in her still unpublished Diaries, Commonplace Notebook, and Quarry for “Romola”. Her reading leads us to consider Eliot not only as a great realistic novelist, but as the first symbolic novelist in English as well. Bonaparte provides us with a new understanding of Eliot’s fiction, her development as an artist, and of the place of Romola in the history of the novel.

Size: 9¼" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: [XI] 264
ISBN: 0855271787

£Now with a new owner.