1800 046 240
to contact our Paddington Store
Looking for another store?

Outsiders

Gordon Lyndall

9780349006345

BOOK DETAILS

Price: $32.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9780349006345
Published: October 2017

See more information below

This is a new book. Condition: Brand New.

Outsiders tells the stories of five novelists - Mary Shelley, Emily Bront#65533;, George Eliot, Olive Schreiner, Virginia Woolf - and their famous novels.

We have long known their individual greatness but in linking their creativity to their lives as outsiders, this group biography throws new light on the genius they share. 'Outsider', 'outlaw', 'outcast': a woman's reputation was her security and each of these five lost it. As writers, they made these identities their own, taking advantage of their separation from the dominant order to write their novels.

All five were motherless. With no female model at hand, they learnt from books; and if lucky, from an enlightened man; and crucially each had to imagine what a woman could be in order to invent a voice of their own. They understood female desire: the passion and sexual bravery in their own lives infused their fictions.
What they have in common also is the way they inform one another, and us, across the generations. Even today we do more than read them; we listen and live with them.

Lyndall Gordon's biographies have always shown the indelible connection between life and art: an intuitive, exciting and revealing approach that has been highly praised and much read and enjoyed. She names each of these five as prodigy, visionary, outlaw, orator and explorer and shows how they came, they saw and left us changed.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9780349006345
Published: October 2017

Number of pages: 336
Width: 15.6 mm
Height: 2.6 mm
Depth: 23.3 mm

Publisher: not specified

blog comments powered by Disqus

This item is only on the shelf at the following Berkelouw bookshops. Please contact them directly to hold your copy.

Availability and price subject to change at any time.