Synopses & Reviews
Set in late 15th century Italy, in the Renaissance Florence of Machiavelli and the Medicis, "Romola" is the most exotic and adventurous of Eliot's novels. It charts the career and martyrdom of the religious leader Savonarola, who rebelled against the humanist spirit of the age.
Set from the 1878 edition, this Modern Library Paperback Classic includes newly commissioned endnotes.
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 Professors Life.