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My Life in Middlemarch free pdf A "New Yorker" writer revisits the seminal book of her youth--"Middlemarch"--and fashions a singular, involving story of how a passionate attachment to a great work of literature can shape our lives and help us to read our own histories. Rebecca Mead was a young woman in an English coastal town when she first read George Eliot's "Middlemarch," regarded by many as the greatest English novel. After gaining admission to Oxford, and moving to the United States to become a journalist, through several love affairs, then marriage and family, Mead read and 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 us into the life that the book made for her, as well as the many lives the novel has led since it was written. Employing a structure that deftly mirrors that of the novel, "My Life in Middlemarch" takes the themes of Eliot's masterpiece--the complexity of love, the meaning of marriage, the foundations of morality, and the drama of aspiration and failure--and brings them into our world. Offering both a fascinating reading of Eliot's biography and an exploration of the way aspects of Mead's life uncannily echo that of Eliot herself, "My Life in Middlemarch" is for every ardent lover of literature who cares about why we read books, and how they read us. "From the Hardcover edition."

About Rebecca Mead

REBECCA MEAD is a staff writer for "The New Yorker." She is also the author of "One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding "and recently contributed a foreword to the Penguin Classics Deluxe edition of "Middlemarch." She lives in Brooklyn. "From the Hardcover edition."

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Author : Rebecca Mead
Publisher : Broadway Books
Data Published : 27 January 2015
ISBN : 030798477X
EAN : 9780307984777
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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