The Resource My life in Middlemarch, Rebecca Mead, (electronic resource)

My life in Middlemarch, Rebecca Mead, (electronic resource)

Label
My life in Middlemarch
Title
My life in Middlemarch
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Rebecca Mead
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  • Road to Middlemarch: my life with George Eliot
  • My life with George Eliot
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eng
Summary
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, reportage, 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 the author herself, My Life in Middlemarch is for every ardent lover of literature who cares about why we read books, and how they read us
Summary
In this memoir, journalist and New Yorker staff writer Rebecca Mead, draws out the intricate ways in which the themes of George Eliot's Middlemarch -- "one of the few English novels written for grown-up people," according to Virginia Woolf -- have run through her own life. Mead also draws an uncanny portrait of the ways in which Eliots's life resonates with her own through a fascinating reading of Eliot's biography. For those who wonder about the power of literature to shape our lives, this book is a must-read.
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Midwest
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Mead, Rebecca
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823.8
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My life in Middlemarch, Rebecca Mead, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 38 min.))
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9781482973501
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My life in Middlemarch, Rebecca Mead, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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digital storage
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unknown
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MWT11053400
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 38 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
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9781482973501
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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digital.
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MWT11053400
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unknown
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sound
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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