Title: The Middle Age of Mrs. Eliot
Authors: Wilson, Angus
Publisher: Secker & Warburg, London
Publication Date: 1958
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: NF
D-j Condition: NF
Comments: Bottom corners of some pages have been very slightly folded. D-j has very minor soiling on back.
Synopsis: Meg Eliot is perhaps one of the most remarkable portraits of a middle-aged woman in English literature. She boldly debunked the dismal array of stereotypical, female characters of her day and succeeded in forging a life and role for herself beyond her fictional predecessors, influencing a generation of female readers. First published in 1958, The Middle Age of Mrs. Eliot is the story of a barrister’s wife who harbors a great deal of guilt over the privileged life she leads. To assuage this guilt, she occupies her time with charity committees and helping those less fortunate. However, she is forced to confront her own misfortune when she is shockingly and suddenly widowed. Learning slowly to draw on her own strength and self-worth, Mrs Meg Eliot begins to remake herself as a woman on her own. The Middle Age of Mrs. Eliot is a supremely sensitive portrayal of human perseverance and feminine determination.