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Publisher Comments:

George 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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George Eliot's Romola, writes Robert Kiely in his Introduction, embodies the

Synopsis:

Innocent Romola's life is shaped by her love for a man whose selfishness leads him to evil deeds.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307431714
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : General
Introduction:
Kiely, Robert
Edited by:
Kimberly VanEsveld Adams
Author:
Eliot, George
Author:
Adams, Kimberly Vanesveld
Author:
George, Eliot
Author:
Tai, Emily S.
Author:
Kimberly VanEsveld Adams
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Married women
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Greeks
Subject:
Self-sacrifice.
Subject:
Florence
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20030610
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
621

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Family Life

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