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In her study of the married couple as the smallest political unit, Phyllis Rose uses the marriages of five Victorian writers who wrote about their own lives with unusual candor: Charles Dickens, John Ruskin, Thomas Carlyle, John Stuart Mill, and George Eliot--née Marian Evans.
About the Author
Phyllis Rose is a professor of English at Wesleyan University. She received her bachelor's degree from Radcliffe, her master's from Yale, and her doctorate from Harvard. She taught briefly at both Harvard and Yale before coming to Wesleyan in 1969, and has also been a visiting professor at the University of California at Berkeley. The author lives in Middletown, Connecticut, with her son, Teddy. Her first book, Woman of Letters: A Life of Virginia Woolf, was nominated for the 1978 National Book Award.