George Eliot and Psychosomatic Illness: A Footnote to the Biographies

Title

George Eliot and Psychosomatic Illness: A Footnote to the Biographies

Description

A reader of George Eliot's novels, with their luminous intelligence and authoritative command of a fictional world, might be surprised to learn that this author was actually frequently tormented by crises of confidence, exhaustion and bodily pain. Her illnesses were often exacerbated by her novel-writing; but certainly not always. ‘[M]y…

Creator

Brenda McKay

Source

George Eliot Review
2014: 45, 33-41

Publisher

GER and George Eliot Archive

Date

2014

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Citation

Brenda McKay, “George Eliot and Psychosomatic Illness: A Footnote to the Biographies,” George Eliot Review Online, accessed December 4, 2020, https://georgeeliotreview.org/items/show/771.