10 January 2018
Lyndall Gordon’s new study surveys five major writers born in the nineteenth century: Mary Shelley, Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Olive Schreiner and Virginia Woolf. Gordon considers them chronologically, naming them in order as prodigy, visionary, outlaw, orator and explorer. These personae, she argues, are aspects of the outsiderdom the writers share.
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