7 February 1985
Show More Clarkey: A Portrait in Letters of Mary Clarke Mohl 1793-1883 by Margaret Lesser.
Oxford, 235 pp., £15, September 1984, 0 19 211787 4Show More
George Eliot and Community: A Study in Social Theory and Fictional Form by Suzanne Graver.
California, 340 pp., £22.70, August 1984, 0 520 04802 4Show More
“... a lady’s conversation is better than a man’s.’ She was not used to such attitudes: ‘For some sixty years she was the centre of a circle – or rather successive circles – which included Stendhal, Mérimée, Hugo, Sainte-Beuve, Tocqueville, Delacroix, Thiers, Renan, Turgenev. Her English friends included not only Mrs Gaskell but George Eliot, Harriet Martineau, the Thackerays, the Brownings ...”