Books: Mr. Chapman's Ladies

GEORGE ELIOT & JOHN CHAPMAN: WITH CHAPMAN'S DIARIES—Gordon S. Haiqht —Yale ($2.75).

Mary Ann (later Marian) Evans (later George Eliot) was one of the homeliest women who ever wrote a first-rate English novel. She was also one of the most affectionate. For many years she looked for a man who would prefer character to beauty and in Publisher John Chapman she thought she had found him. This episode, overlooked by John W. Cross in his official Life of George Eliot, was resuscitated last fortnight to the delight of literary gossips when Chapman's diaries...

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