The things that matter : what seven classic novels have to say about the stages of life / Edward Mendelson
- Mendelson, Edward
- New York : Pantheon Books, 
- Copyright Date:
- 1st ed.
- Physical Description:
- xviii, 260 pages ; 22 cm
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- Birth : Frankenstein -- Childhood : Wuthering Heights -- Growth : Jane Eyre -- Marriage : Middlemarch -- Love : Mrs. Dalloway -- Parenthood : To the lighthouse -- The future : Between the acts.
- An exploration of how seven of the greatest English novels of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries portray the essential experiences of life. For Mendelson--a professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University--these classic novels tell life stories that are valuable to readers who are thinking about the course of their own lives. Looking beyond theories to the individual intentions of the authors and taking into consideration their lives and times, Mendelson examines the sometimes contradictory ways in which the novels portray such major passages of life as love, marriage, and parenthood.--From publisher description.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -247) and index.
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