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The Victorian and the Romantic

A Memoir, a Love Story, and a Friendship Across Time

by Nell Stevens

Hardcover, 258 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $26.95 |

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The Victorian and the Romantic
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A Memoir, a Love Story, and a Friendship Across Time
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Nell Stevens

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The author of Bleaker House traces the impossible romance between mid-19th-century Brontë 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.