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Review of Outside the Pale: Cultural Exclusion, Gender Difference and the Victorian Woman Writer by Elsie B. Michie

Why does Dorothea fall apart at the sight of Rome? Elsie B. Michie's answer to this ques-tion is that the Rome scenes in Middlemarch stage a drama of female cultural exclusion. Dorothea's distressed response to the ruined 'city of visible history'…