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The Resource Mrs. Gaskell and me : an unconventional love story, Nell Stevens

Mrs. Gaskell and me : an unconventional love story, Nell Stevens

Label
Mrs. Gaskell and me : an unconventional love story
Title
Mrs. Gaskell and me
Title remainder
an unconventional love story
Statement of responsibility
Nell Stevens
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1857, English novelist Elizabeth Gaskell completed her most famous work: the biography of her dear friend, the recently deceased Charlotte Brontë. As publication loomed, Elizabeth was keen to escape the reviews and, leaving her wholesome, dull minister husband at home, travelled 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, Mrs. Gaskell and Me evokes the bittersweet ache of lost love and the consolations of female writerly ambition"--
Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic format.
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Mrs. Gaskell and me : an unconventional love story, Nell Stevens
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780735274198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1035317821
  • (OCoLC)1035317821
Label
Mrs. Gaskell and me : an unconventional love story, 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
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780735274198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1035317821
  • (OCoLC)1035317821

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