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Love Among the Archives: Writing the Lives of George Scharf, Victorian Bachelor

Helena Michie and Robyn Warhol


This book is a love story– no matter how embarrassing these words are to write or, perhaps, to read. In the most obvious sense, the book is a story about Sir George Scharf– Victorian antiquarian, man-about- London and founding director of the National Portrait Gallery– and his loving relationships with male friends. It is also, however, about other kinds of loves– George Scharf’s and our own. In Middlemarch, another (female) George reminds her readers of the existence of an alternative love plot, another beloved that must be ‘wooed with industrious thought and patient renunciation of small des ... More

Keywords: Love, Archives, Sir George Scharf, Victorian

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781474406635
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406635.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helena Michie, author
Rice University

Robyn Warhol, author
Ohio State University