#PoTW – Annual George Eliot Conference: Romola and Felix Holt

A narrative experiment like Tristram Shandy and Finnegans Wake, it invents a new language remote from the author’s and the reader’s speech, at times a kind of translation from Italian. The novelist who always heard her people speaking had to record inaudible voices. Romola involved strenuous scholarly research, into language, place, and the manners, culture, politics, and religion of… Continue reading #PoTW – Annual George Eliot Conference: Romola and Felix Holt