Describing the silliness and 'feminine fatuity' of many popular
books by lady novelists, George Eliot perfectly skewers the formulaic
yet bestselling works that dominated her time, with their loveably
flawed heroines. She also examines the great women writers of France
and their enrichment of the culture, and the varying qualities of
GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves – and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives – and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
About The Author
Mary Ann (Marian) Evans was born in 1819 in Warwickshire. Under the name of George Eliot, she wrote Scenes of Clerical Life, Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner, Romola, Felix Holt, Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda, as well as numerous essays, articles and reviews. She died in 1880.
Series: Penguin Great Ideas
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 15th September 2010
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 11.2 x 0.7
Weight (kg): 18.2