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Diana of the Crossways : a novel

Author: George Meredith
Publisher: New York : S. Scribner's Sons, [1897]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Rev. edView 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: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Meredith, George, 1828-1909.
Diana of the Crossways.
New York, S. Scribner's Sons [1897]
(OCoLC)647143859
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Meredith
OCLC Number: 7396842
Description: 415 pages ; 19 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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