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Diana of the Crossways : a novel

Author: George Meredith
Publisher: New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906, ©1897.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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"Diana of the Crossways examines the unhappy marriage of the title character Diana Warwick and is loosely based on events in the life of [Victorian feminist] Caroline Norton (playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan's granddaughter), who was suspected of revealing an important political secret that she had acquired from her lover. Although Meredith was forced to attach a disclaimer to the novel, his story is less about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Meredith
OCLC Number: 22009303
Description: 415 pages, 1 pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: by George Meredith.

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"Diana of the Crossways examines the unhappy marriage of the title character Diana Warwick and is loosely based on events in the life of [Victorian feminist] Caroline Norton (playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan's granddaughter), who was suspected of revealing an important political secret that she had acquired from her lover. Although Meredith was forced to attach a disclaimer to the novel, his story is less about political scandal than about his protagonist's inner life and motives, [which he treats sympathetically]" -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature.

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