Elizabeth Gilbert visits the 19th century in 'The Signature of All Things'

'Eat, Pray, Love' author Elizabeth Gilbert plunges into historical fiction with a creative passion in the novel 'The Signature of All Things.'With a charming, flawed heroine straight out of Jane Austen, a Dickensian rags-to-riches story and thwarted romances that hark back to the Brontës, Elizabeth Gilbert has taken cues from the greatest 19th century writers for her big 19th century-style novel, "The Signature of All Things." Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2013-09-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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‘Union’ tells the origin story of the United States through 19th-century voices

Colin Woodard shows how competing visions of U.S. history shaped our national narrative. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Sheltering: Kate Elizabeth Russell on the Little Things Getting Her Through Isolation

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In Monique Truong’s ‘The Sweetest Fruits,’ 19th-century writer Lafcadio Hearn comes to life

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In Elizabeth Gilbert’s ‘City of Girls,’ a young woman discovers the joys of sex

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