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The Victorian and the Romantic by Nell Stevens

The Victorian and the Romantic

The Victorian and the Romantic by Nell Stevens
Aug 07, 2018 | 272 Pages
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“A lover of research, Stevens falls under the spell of Elizabeth Gaskell, Victorian writer . . . Stevens alternates chapters between her own life and her discoveries of Gaskell’s, using the device to great effect . . . Such juxtapositions add up to a delightful read.”

“Equal parts personal memoir and history, Stevens’s latest will appeal to anyone who has struggled with love, loss, and facing an uncertain future.”
—Library Journal

“Acutely observed and honest and melancholy. A truly lovely book.”
—Jesse Greengrass, author of Sight
“A tender, clever, sublimely crafted book that celebrates the struggles and triumphs of writing, love, and the desire for connection.”
—Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Island at the End of Everything

“A witty, humane work of historical storytelling brilliantly enmeshed with an almost love story. Nell Stevens intelligently shows us that it isn’t only the happy endings that come to define our lives, but also those loves that cannot be. I loved it.”
—Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, author of The Tyranny of Lost Things

“Innovative, emotionally raw—a mature reflection on womanhood and falling in love. Nell Stevens writes with a skill and passion all writers could learn from, and all readers will take joy in. This is a feat!”
—Laura Jane Williams, author of Becoming: Sex, Second Chances, and Figuring Out Who the Hell I Am

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