|Plot Summary of Lesser Lives|
|"Lesser Lives discusses the life of Mary Ellen Meredith, wife of the novelist George Meredith and daughter of Thomas Love Peacock, her unhappy marriage, her love affair with the painter, Henry Wallis, and the child she had with him. The book also gives biographical sketches of Peacock, talking about his marriage in Whales, his wife's mental problems, and his long business career, Wallis, discussing his life after Mary Ellen's death, her daughter Edith by an earlier marriage, as well as a little about Meredith himself. In general the book tries to shed some light on the plight of a woman in an unhappy marriage in the 19th century."
Jack Goodstein, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Lesser Lives|
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Kind of romance:
- marriage coming apart
The difficult family member
- expects to be obeyed in all things
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
- Smarter than most other people
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- 19th century
- mostly 3rd
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
Is this a biography of several people?
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
Lot of titilating info about love life?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
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