Romola

Romola is a novel of the literary woman British George Eliot published in 1862 – 1863 , and whose action is happening in xv th century. It is a study of artistic, religious, intellectual and social life from the city of Florence to the Renaissance . It was published in fourteen deliveries in the Cornhill Magazine in July 1862 of (volume 6, n o 31) and August 1863 (Volume 8, n o 44). Several historical figures from the History of Florence appear in the novel.

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Characters

  • Romola de ‘Bardi
  • Tito Melema
  • Baldassare Calvo
  • Jérôme Savonarole
  • Tessa
  • Bardo de ‘Bardi
  • Nello
  • Piero di Cosimo
  • Dino de ‘Bardi (Fra Luca)
  • Bratti Ferravecchi
  • Nicolas Machiavel

Themes

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Cinema adaptation

  • 1924 : Romola , Henry King’s American silent film , with Lillian Gish , Dorothy Gish , William Powell .

Editions

  • Romola , Harper and Brothers, 1863
  • Romola , edition of Dorothea Barrett, Penguin, 1996

French translations

  • 1887: Romola, or Florence and Savonarola 1 , translation of Alexandre-François d’Albert-Durade, Hachette.

Bibliography

  • (In) From author to text: re-reading George Eliot’s Romola , edition Caroline Levine and Mark W. Turner, Aldershot, Ashgate, 1998.
  • Stephanie Richet, “Masks and Masquerades in Romola by George Eliot: The Crossing of Appearances,” Victorian and Edwardian Papers , Vol.  77 spring 2013

Notes and references

  1. ↑ (record BNF  FRBNF30398002 )
  • Facsimile of Harper & Brothers, 1863 edition (illustrations by Frederic Leighton ) – Toronto, Ont. ; Orchard Park, NY, Broadview Press, 2005 ( ISBN  1-55111-757-6 )

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