Description - Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages by Phyllis Rose
In Parallel Lives, Phyllis Rose examines five famous Victorian marriages. Raising questions about the politics of sex and the expectations of marriage, she probes inherited myths and assumptions.
Of the five marriages - or parallel lives - explored here, that of John Ruskin and Effie Gray was unconsummated, those of Thomas Carlyle and Jane Welsh and John Stuart Mill and Harriet Taylor were almost certainly chaste, the Dickenses marriage degenerated into melodrama and the liaison between George Eliot and G.H. Lewes, which scandalised London society, was the happiest of the lot.
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Publisher: Daunt Books
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