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Imagining Characters: Six Conversations About Women Writers: Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, Willa Cather, Iris Murdoch, and Toni Morrison
ISBN13: 9780679777533
ISBN: 0679777539
List Price: $16.0
Publisher: Vintage

In this innovative and wide ranging book, Byatt and the psychoanalyst Ignes Sodre bring their different sensibilities to bear on six novels they have read and loved: Jane Austen's iMansfield Park/i, Bronte's iVillette/i, George Elliot's iDaniel Deronda/i, Willa Cather's iThe Professor's House/i, Iris Murdoch's iAn Unofficial Rose/i, and Toni Morrison's iBeloved/i. The results are nothing less than an education in the ways literature grips its readers and, at times, transforms their lives. Imagining Characters is indispensable, a work of criticism that returns us to the books it discusses with renewed respect and wonder.