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Widely seen as Eliot's greatest work, it is almost unanimously acclaimed as one of the great Victorian era novels. George Eliot (aka Mary Anne Evans) interweaves the diverse lives and changing fortunes in a provincial community to create a richly nuanced and moving drama. Hailed by Virginia Woolf in The Times Literary Supplement, 1919 as 'one of the few English novels written for grown-up people'.
Regarded by many as one of the first European novels and a classic of its era. Published anonymously in March 1678, and set in the royal court of Henry II of France a century earlier, it tells the story of the unspoken and unrequited love between Mme de Cleves and the irresistible Duc de Nemours. It recreates that era with remarkable precision as a backdrop for a poignant study of the human heart.
A true life tragic romance embedded within an accurate depiction of the Elizabethan court of the 1500s.
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester courts the favour of Queen Elizabeth I.
To fulfill his ambitions he must keep secret his love for Amy Robsart, the daughter of Sir Hugh Robsart.
These conflicting forces cannot be kept in balance forever...
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