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Gwendolen free pdf "A bold feat of imagination . . . . Intriguing and moving: a fictional recovery of the woman's interior experience . . . and a powerful meditation upon the nature of creativity. Both an arresting interpretation of George Eliot's work and a compelling fiction in its own right." -Rebecca Mead, author of "My Life in Middlemarch"Gwendolen, an exceptionally beautiful, young upper-class Englishwoman, is gambling boldly at a German resort (winning big, then losing just as soundly) when she learns from her twice-widowed mother that their fortune has been lost. The eldest in a family of sisters, Gwendolen is now responsible for all of them, and, though a fine archer and rider, she has little more than her good looks to offer. When an extraordinarily wealthy aristocrat proposes marriage, she accepts, despite her discovery of an alarming secret about his past. This novel is Gwendolen's passionate later-life letter to the man she did not marry, and reveals what happened across the brutal and transformative years of her early twenties. That she is also the heroine of George Eliot's novel "Daniel Deronda" (and is writing to Deronda) will intrigue and delight legions of Eliot fans, but debut novelist Diana Souhami has brilliantly and movingly breathed fresh life into a classic in ways that will appeal to readers entirely unfamiliar with Eliot's fictions.

About Diana Souhami

Diana Souhami is the author of 12 critically acclaimed nonfiction and biography books, including "Selkirk's Island" (winner of the Whitbread Biography Award), "The Trials of Radclyffe Hall" (winner of the Lambda Literary Award and shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize for Biography), the bestselling "Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter" (winner of the Lambda Literary Award and a "New York Times" Notable Book of the Year), "Gertrude and Alice," and "Wild Girls: Paris, Sappho, and Art." She lives in London.

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Author : Diana Souhami
Publisher : Holt McDougal
Data Published : 03 March 2015
ISBN : 1627793402
EAN : 9781627793407
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 336 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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