A. E. Housman pp 207-208 | Cite as


  • Norman Page


In his review, reprinted in Partial Portraits, of J. W. Gross’s Life of George Eliot — a biography that has been described as a reticence in three volumes — Henry James declares that

the creations which brought her renown were of the incalculable kind, shaped themselves in mystery, in some intellectual back-shop or secret crucible, and were as little as possible implied in the aspect of her life.

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