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The Resource My life in Middlemarch, Rebecca Mead

My life in Middlemarch, Rebecca Mead

Label
My life in Middlemarch
Title
My life in Middlemarch
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Mead
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
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."--From publisher description
  • "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 publisher description
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.
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books 2014
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10223878
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mead, Rebecca
Dewey number
823/.8
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR4662
LC item number
.M43 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eliot, George
  • Mead, Rebecca
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Target audience
adult
Label
My life in Middlemarch, Rebecca Mead
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Miss Brooke -- Old and young -- Waiting for death -- Three love problems -- The dead hand -- The widow and the wife -- Two temptations -- Sunrise and sunset
Control code
ocn841039525
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780307984760
Lccn
2013011477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)841039525
Label
My life in Middlemarch, Rebecca Mead
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Miss Brooke -- Old and young -- Waiting for death -- Three love problems -- The dead hand -- The widow and the wife -- Two temptations -- Sunrise and sunset
Control code
ocn841039525
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780307984760
Lccn
2013011477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)841039525

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