Romola by George Eliot
Book DescriptionGeorge Eliot s Romola, writes Robert Kiely in his Introduction, embodies the author s wrestling with her own best theories of history and human nature as a creative experiment of the highest order. Set in Florence in 1492, a time of great political and religious turmoil, Eliot s novel blends vivid fictional characters with historical figures such as Savonarola, Machiavelli, and the Medicis. When Romola, the virtuous daughter of a blind scholar, marries Tito Melema, a charismatic young Greek, she is bound to a man whose escalating betrayals threaten to destroy all that she holds dear. Profoundly inspired by Savonarola s teachings, then crushed by the religious leader s ultimate failure, Romola finds her salvation in noble self-sacrifice. This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the 1878 Cabinet Edition."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375761218
(203mm x 133mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Modern Library Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 26-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - George Eliot
Robert Kiely is Loker Professor of English and American Literature at Harvard. Among his publications are "Reverse Tradition: Postmodern Fictions and the Nineteenth Century Novel," and "Still Learning: Spiritual Sketches from a Professor s Life.""
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