The Victorian and the Romantic A Memoir a Love Story and a Friendship Across Time 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 ambition

  • Title: The Victorian and the Romantic: A Memoir, a Love Story, and a Friendship Across Time
  • Author: Nell Stevens
  • ISBN: 9780385543507
  • Page: 481
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 CHistory 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.

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    1. U.K. title = Mrs Gaskell and Me? I was ambivalent about her first book, but for a student of the Victorian period this sounds unmissable (provided the meta aspect is not too prominent/off-putting).

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