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One of George Eliot's most ambitious and imaginative novels, Romola is set in Renaissance Florence during the turbulent years following the expulsion of the powerful Medici family during which the zealous religious reformer Savonarola rose to control the city. At its heart is Romola, the devoted daughter of a blind scholar, married to the clever but ultimately treacherous Tito whose duplicity in both love and politics threatens to destroy everything she values, and she must break away to find her own path in life. Described by Eliot as 'written with my best blood', the story of Romola's intellectual and spiritual awakening is a compelling portrayal of a Utopian heroine, played out against a turbulent historical backdrop.
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auth_author2 Barrett, Dorothea, 1955-, May, Nadia.
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display_description During a visit to Florence in 1860 it was suggested to Eliot that the historical Fra Girolamo Savonarola would make a good subject for a novel, so Eliot spent her visit, and many months after, exhaustively researching Florentine history and culture. Her effort is undeniably evident within the pages of "Romola," however Eliot has been criticized for using a 15th Century setting to deal with the 19th Century issues of Victorian England. Romola is the female protagonist through which the story is rendered; her intellectual and religious growth, often painful, reflects the religious and cultural transitions of the Italian Renaissance in Florence.
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subject_facet Biographical fiction, Domestic fiction, Electronic books, Florence (Italy) -- Fiction, Florence (Italy) -- History -- 1421-1737 -- Fiction, Florence (Italy) -- History -- Fiction, Greeks -- Italy -- Florence -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Married women -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Savonarola, Girolamo, -- 1452-1498 -- Fiction, Self-sacrifice -- Fiction, Talking books, Women -- Italy -- Florence -- Fiction
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title_full Romola, Romola / George Eliot ; edited with introduction by Dorothea Barrett, Romola [electronic resource] / George Eliot, Romola [electronic resource] Eliot, George, 1819-1880.
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topic_facet Electronic books, Greeks, History, Married women, Savonarola, Girolamo, Self-sacrifice, Talking books, Women