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The Resource The Victorian and the romantic : a memoir, a love story, and a friendship across time, Nell Stevens

The Victorian and the romantic : a memoir, a love story, and a friendship across time, Nell Stevens

Label
The Victorian and the romantic : a memoir, a love story, and a friendship across time
Title
The Victorian and the romantic
Title remainder
a memoir, a love story, and a friendship across time
Statement of responsibility
Nell Stevens
Title variation
  • Mrs Gaskell and me
  • Mrs Gaskell & me
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
History meets memoir in two true-life love stories between two sets of writers--one unfolding in nineteenth century Rome, one in present-day Paris and London--which both reveal the longings and ambitions of the very contemporary Nell Stevens. In 1857, English novelist Elizabeth Gaskell, leaving her wholesome, dull minister husband at home, traveled to Rome and a man she knew was the love of her life. She knew they could never be together--it would be an unthinkable breach--but when she returned home to Mr. Gaskell, she discovered to her horror that while she was gone he had betrayed her in a way that she was not sure she could ever forgive. In 2013, Nell Stevens is in London, working on her dissertation, but questions of scholarly methodology take a back seat to her budding romance with Max, a soulful American with an unfinished screenplay. That is, until their relationship begins to founder, and the echoes between Nell's life and that of her historical subject become too strong to ignore. As these two storylines meet up in delightful, funny, and unexpected ways, Stevens evokes the bittersweet ache of lost love and the consolations of female writerly ambition
Summary
The author of <I>Bleaker House</I> traces the impossible romance between mid-19th-century Bronte biographer Elizabeth Gaskell and much-younger American critic Charles Eliot Norton, exploring how the PhD-candidate author drew literary and personal inspiration from their relationship
Storyline
Writing style
Award
Somerset Maugham Award, 2019.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10685296
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stevens, Nell
Dewey number
  • 823/.92
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stevens, Nell
  • Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn
  • Authors, English
  • Authors, English
  • Fiction
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
adult
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a memoir, a love story, and a friendship across time
Label
The Victorian and the romantic : a memoir, a love story, and a friendship across time, Nell Stevens
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780385543507
Lccn
2017056102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1011617506
Label
The Victorian and the romantic : a memoir, a love story, and a friendship across time, Nell Stevens
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780385543507
Lccn
2017056102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1011617506

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