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Review of The Transformation of Rage: Mourning and Creativity in George Eliot's Fiction by Peggy Fitzhugh Johnstone

The thesis of this book is as follows. In her early life George Eliot experienced a number of bereavements: the deaths of her baby twin siblings in 1821, after which her mother withdrew emotionally from her life; her mother's own death in 1836, when…