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Imagining Characters

Imagining Characters

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Written by A.S. ByattAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by A.S. Byatt and Ignes SodreAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ignes Sodre

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: September 2, 1997
  • Price: $16.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-77753-3 (0-679-77753-9)
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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 Mansfield Park, Bronte's Villette, George Elliot's Daniel Deronda, Willa Cather's The Professor's House, Iris Murdoch's An Unofficial Rose, and Toni Morrison's Beloved. 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.