The Victorian and the romantic : a memoir, a love story, and a friendship across time
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New York : Doubleday, [2018].
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First edition.
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9780385543507, 0385543506
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258 pages ; 22 cm
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Adult (4th Floor) - Adult Nonfiction
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Published
New York : Doubleday, [2018].
Edition
First edition.
Street Date
1808
Language
English
ISBN
9780385543507, 0385543506

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"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 completed her most famous work: the biography of her dear friend, the recently deceased Charlotte Bronte. As publication loomed Elizabeth was keen to escape the reviews and, leaving her wholesome, dull minister husband at home, traveled with her daughters to Rome. And it was there that she met the American writer and critic, Charles Eliot Norton. Seventeen years her junior, he 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--betrayed her work--in a way that she is not sure she can ever forgive. In 2013 Nell Stevens is in a PhD program in London, halfheartedly pursuing a post in academia to keep her afloat while she follows her true vocation as a writer. Her dissertation on the artistic expatriate community of nineteenth-century Rome isn't quite coming together. 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, The Victorian and the Romantic evokes the bittersweet ache of lost love and the consolations of female writerly ambition"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Stevens, N. (2018). The Victorian and the romantic: a memoir, a love story, and a friendship across time (First edition.). Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Stevens, Nell, 1985-. 2018. The Victorian and the Romantic: A Memoir, a Love Story, and a Friendship Across Time. Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Stevens, Nell, 1985-. The Victorian and the Romantic: A Memoir, a Love Story, and a Friendship Across Time Doubleday, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Stevens, Nell. The Victorian and the Romantic: A Memoir, a Love Story, and a Friendship Across Time First edition., Doubleday, 2018.

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