Constructing the Man-Woman: George Eliot as Icon

  • Kristin Brady
Part of the Women Writers book series


Somewhat to my surprise, I found her intensely feminine. Her slight figure, — it might almost be called diminutive, — her gentle, persuasive air, her constrained gesticulation, the low, sweet voice, — all were as far removed from the repulsive phenomenon, the ‘man-woman,’ as it is possible to conceive. The brow alone seemed to betray her intellectual superiority.1


Female Body Male Character Feminist Critic Century Gender Masculine Trait 
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