A Natural History

A Natural History

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Inspired by George Eliot’s MiddlemarchA Natural History is a romance, a work of historical fiction, and a tale of scientific intrigue, all packed with literary allusion.

Dr. John Legate is a physician, trying to establish himself in the fictitious northern English town of Middlethorpe (a thinly disguised Hull), in 1848. As a student, he worked with a famous researcher on the effects of cholera, and now a new epidemic is sweeping across Europe. Marian Brooks is an independent woman who models herself on Mary Wollstonecraft and plays the piano very well. Both have had previous, devastating love affairs. Inevitably they are drawn to each other and gradually fall in love. Their friendship and marriage are strained by conflicts arising from their emotional needs, intellectual expectations, and societal demand
Book Title A Natural History
Author Keith Oatley (CA)
Type Used Book
Inspired by George Eliot’s MiddlemarchA Natural History is a romance, a work of historical fiction, and a tale of scientific intrigue, all packed with literary allusion.

Dr. John Legate is a physician, trying to establish himself in the fictitious northern English town of Middlethorpe (a thinly disguised Hull), in 1848. As a student, he worked with a famous researcher on the effects of cholera, and now a new epidemic is sweeping across Europe. Marian Brooks is an independent woman who models herself on Mary Wollstonecraft and plays the piano very well. Both have had previous, devastating love affairs. Inevitably they are drawn to each other and gradually fall in love. Their friendship and marriage are strained by conflicts arising from their emotional needs, intellectual expectations, and societal demand