My Life In Middlemarch

January 28, 2014|
My Life In Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead
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Rebecca Mead was a young woman in a coastal town of England when she first read George Eliot''s Middlemarch. After gaining admission to Oxford, and moving to the United States to become a journalist, through several love affairs and then marriage and family, Rebecca Mead reread Middlemarch. The novel, which Virginia Woolf famously described as "one of the few English novels written for grown-up people," offered Mead something that modern life and literature did not.
     In this wise and revealing work of biography, reporting, and memoir, Rebecca Mead leads the reader into the life that her favorite book made for her, as well as the many lives the novel has led since it was written. Employing a structure that perfectly mirrors that of the novel, My Life in Middlemarch takes the themes of Eliot''s novel and brings them into the world. Offering both a fascinating reading of Eliot''s biography and an uncanny portrait of the ways in which Mead''s life echoes that of the author herself, My Life in Middlemarch is a book for who wonders about the power of literature to shape our lives.

Rebecca Mead was born in London and educated at Oxford and New York University. She is a regular contributer to The New Yorker, and was a contributing editor at New York Magazine; she has also written for many newspapers and magazines, and her work has been anthologized in "Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000" and "The Best American Sports...
Title:My Life In Middlemarch
Product dimensions:304 pages, 8.52 X 5.89 X 1.12 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 8.52 X 5.89 X 1.12 in
Published:January 28, 2014
Publisher:Doubleday Canada
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780385676861

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