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The Things That Matter : What Seven Classic Novels Have to Say about the Stages of Life
by Edward Mendelson


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She felt rather inclined just for a moment to stand still after all that chatter, and pick out one particular thing; the thing that mattered . . .

-- Virginia Woolf, To The Lighthouse

An illuminating exploration of how seven of the greatest English novels of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries-- Frankenstein, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, Middlemarch, Mrs.  Read more...


 
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Overview

She felt rather inclined just for a moment to stand still after all that chatter, and pick out one particular thing; the thing that mattered . . .

--Virginia Woolf, To The Lighthouse

An illuminating exploration of how seven of the greatest English novels of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries--Frankenstein, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, Middlemarch, Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and Between the Acts--portray the essential experiences of life.

Edward Mendelson--a professor of English at Columbia University--illustrates how each novel is a living portrait of the human condition while expressing its author's complex individuality and intentions and emerging from the author's life and times. He explores Frankenstein as a searing representation of child neglect and abandonment and Mrs. Dalloway as a portrait of an ideal but almost impossible adult love, and leads us to a fresh and fascinating new understanding of each of the seven novels, reminding us--in the most captivating way--why they matter.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780307275226
  • ISBN-10: 0307275221
  • Publisher: Anchor Books
  • Publish Date: November 2007
  • Page Count: 264
  • Dimensions: 7.96 x 5.28 x 0.63 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.47 pounds


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