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Romola / by George Eliot ; with illustrations by Sir Frederick Leighton, P.R.A.

George Eliot

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London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1880

Physical Description

2 volumes, 24 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 28 cm.

General Note

Vol. I. x, 396 pages, [12] leaves of plates. Vol. II. xi, 403 pages, [12] leaves of plates.
List of plates in volume I: “Suppose you let me look at myself” [frontispiece] -- The blind scholar and his daughter [p.64] -- A recognition [p.116] -- Under the plane-tree [p.149] -- The first kiss [p.177] -- The peasant’s fair [p.195] -- The dying message [p.219] -- A Florentine joke [p.238] -- The escaped prisoner [p.299] -- Niccolo at work [p.327] -- Coming home [p.338] -- The painted record [p.348]. List of plates in volume II. Tessa and her baby [frontispiece] -- Escaped [p.56] -- A supper in the Rucellai Gardens [p.72] -- Romola and Savonarola [p.103] -- The visible Madonna [p.133] -- A dangerous colleague [p.156] -- Mona Brigida’s conversion [p.203] -- Baldassarre and Romola [p.220] -- Tessa at home [p.237] -- Drifting away [p.295] -- Death of Tito [p.355] -- At the well [p.364]


Volume I. Poem -- Book I. I. The shipwrecked stranger -- II. Breakfast for love -- III. The Barber’s shop -- IV. First impressions -- V. The blind scholar and his daughter -- VI. Dawning hopes -- VII. A learned squabble -- VIII. A face in the crowd -- IX. A man’s ransom -- X. Under the plane-tree -- XI. Tito’s dilemma -- XII. The prize is nearly grasped -- XIII. The shadow of Nemesis -- XIV. The peasant’s fair -- XV. The dying message -- XVI. A Florentine joke -- XVII. Under the loggia -- XVIII. The portrait -- XIX. The old man’s hope -- XX. The day of the betrothal -- Book II. XX. Florence expects a guest -- XXII. The prisoner -- XXIII. After-thoughts -- XXIV. Inside the duomo -- XXV. Outside the duomo -- XXVI. The garment of fear -- XXVII. The young wife -- XXVIII. The painted record -- XXIX. A moment of triumph -- XXX. The avenger’s secret -- XXXI. Fruit is seed -- XXXII. A revelation. Volume II. I. Baldassarre makes an acquaintance -- II. No place for repentance -- III. What Florence was thinking of -- IV. Ariadne discrowns herself -- V. The tabernacle unlocked -- VI. The black marks become magical -- VII. A supper in the Rucellai Gardens -- VIII. An arresting voice -- IX. Coming back -- Book III. X. Romola in her place -- XI. The unseen Madonna -- XII. The visible Madonna -- XIII. At the Barber’s shop -- XIV. By a street lamp -- XV. Check -- XVI. Counter-check -- XVII. The pyramid of vanities -- XVIII. Tessa abroad and at home -- XIX. Monna Brigida’s conversion -- XX. A prophetess -- XXI. On San Miniato -- XXII. The evening and the morning -- XXIII. Waiting -- XXIV. The other wife -- XXV. Why Tito was safe -- XXVI. A final understanding -- XXVII. Pleading -- XXVIII. The scaffold -- XXIX. Drifting away -- XXX. The benediction -- XXXI. Ripening schemes -- XXXII. The prophet in his cell -- XXXIII. The trial by fire -- XXXIV. A masque of the furies -- XXXV. Waiting by the river -- XXXVI. Romola’s waking -- XXXVII. Homeward -- XXXVIII. Meeting again -- XXXIX. The confession -- XL. The last silence -- Epilogue

Copy Note

Copy number 98 from an edition of 1000

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Illustrated books
19th century fiction


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