George Eliot's Afterlife: Dinitia Smith's The Honeymoon and Diana Souhami's Gwendolen

Title

George Eliot's Afterlife: Dinitia Smith's The Honeymoon and Diana Souhami's Gwendolen

Description

In Middlemarch, chapter 20, as Dorothea Casubon sits musing in Rome, George Eliot presents one of the most traumatic honeymoons in fiction. With decorum, but unmistakably, Dorothea's sexual confusion is conveyed: however, she will live through widowhood to fulfilment as Dorothea Ladislaw. In contrast, George Eliot denies such fulfilment to…

Creator

Margaret Harris

Source

George Eliot Review
2016: 47, 62-69

Publisher

GER and George Eliot Archive

Date

Published 2016
Digitized 2017

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Citation

Margaret Harris, “George Eliot's Afterlife: Dinitia Smith's The Honeymoon and Diana Souhami's Gwendolen,” George Eliot Review Online, accessed September 19, 2021, https://georgeeliotreview.org/items/show/809.