George Eliot in Context

George Eliot in Context

In her great novel Middlemarch she writes of 'that tempting range of relevancies called the universe'. This volume identifies a range of 'relevancies' that inform both her fictional and her non-fictional writings.

Author: Margaret Harris

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107244252

Category: Literary Criticism

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Prodigiously learned, alive to the massive social changes of her time, defiant of many Victorian orthodoxies, George Eliot has always challenged her readers. She is at once chronicler and analyst, novelist of nostalgia and monumental thinker. In her great novel Middlemarch she writes of 'that tempting range of relevancies called the universe'. This volume identifies a range of 'relevancies' that inform both her fictional and her non-fictional writings. The range and scale of her achievement are brought into focus by cogent essays on the many contexts - historical, intellectual, political, social, cultural - to her work. In addition there are discussions of her critical history and legacy, as well as of the material conditions of production and distribution of her novels and her journalism. The volume enables fuller understanding and appreciation, from a twenty-first-century standpoint, of the life and work of one of the nineteenth century's major writers.
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George Eliot Authors in Context

George Eliot  Authors in Context

Levine, George, An Annotated Critical Bibliography of George Eliot (Brighton: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1988). Pangallo, Karen L., George Eliot: A Reference Guide, 1972*1987 (Boston: G. K. Hall and Co., 1990). LITERARY AND CULTURAL CONTEXTS ...

Author: Tim Dolin

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191517895

Category: Literary Collections

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In a landmark essay, Virginia Woolf rescued George Eliot from almost four decades of indifference and scorn when she wrote of the 'searching power and reflective richness' of Eliot's fiction. Novels such as Middlemarch and The Mill on the Floss reflect Eliot's complex and sometimes contradictory ideas about society, the artist, the role of women, and the interplay of science and religion. In this book Tim Dolin examines Eliot's life and work and the social and intellectual contexts in which they developed. He also explores the variety of ways in which 'George Eliot' has been recontextualized for modern readers, tourists, cinema-goers, and television viewers. The book includes a chronology of Eliot's life and times, suggestions for further reading, websites, illustrations, and a comprehensive index. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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George Eliot Authors in Context

George Eliot  Authors in Context

In this book Tim Dolin examines Eliot's life and work and the social and intellectual contexts in which they developed.

Author: Tim Dolin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192840479

Category: Literary Criticism

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In a landmark essay, Virginia Woolf rescued George Eliot from almost four decades of indifference and scorn when she wrote of the 'searching power and reflective richness' of Eliot's fiction. Novels such as Middlemarch and The Mill on the Floss reflect Eliot's complex and sometimes contradictory ideas about society, the artist, the role of women, and the interplay of science and religion. In this book Tim Dolin examines Eliot's life and work and the social and intellectual contexts in which they developed. He also explores the variety of ways in which 'George Eliot' has been recontextualized for modern readers, tourists, cinema-goers, and television viewers. The book includes a chronology of Eliot's life and times, suggestions for further reading, websites, illustrations, and a comprehensive index.
Categories: Literary Criticism

George Eliot and Money

George Eliot and Money

This book examines George Eliot's understanding of money and economics within the context of the ethics of economics in nineteenth-century England.

Author: Dermot Coleman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107057210

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Examines George Eliot's understanding of money and economics within the context of the ethics of economics in nineteenth-century England.
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The Reception of George Eliot in Europe

The Reception of George Eliot in Europe

They focus mainly on four aspects in essays accompanying Eliot's texts: the historical context and conditions of nineteenth-century life in Britain; Eliot's gender and her biography; the realist mode of her writing; and the moral ideals ...

Author: Elinor Shaffer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441196347

Category: Literary Criticism

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George Eliot (born Mary Ann Evans, 1819-1880) was one of the most important writers of the European nineteenth century, as well as a pioneering translator of challenging and controversial Continental thinkers, and an influential editor and essayist. Although such novels of provincial life as Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss and Middlemarch have seen her characterised as a thoroughly English writer, her reception and immersion in the literary, intellectual and political life of Europe was remarkable. Written by a team of leading international scholars, The Reception of George Eliot in Europe is the first comprehensive and systematic survey of Eliot's place in European culture. Exploring Eliot's deep knowledge of German literature and thought, her galvanizing influence on women novelists and translators in countries as diverse as Sweden and Spain, her travels in Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Lands, Italy, and Spain and her friendship with leading figures such as Mazzini, Turgenev, and Liszt, this study reveals her full stature as a cosmopolitan writer and thinker. A film of her Italian Renaissance novel Romola was one of the first to circulate in Europe. Including an historical timeline and a comprehensive bibliography of primary and secondary sources and translations, The Reception of George Eliot in Europe is an essential reference resource for anyone working in the field of Victorian Literature or the European nineteenth century.
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George Eliot and Nineteenth century Psychology

George Eliot and Nineteenth century Psychology

offering some important examples of rich and complex psychological portrayals which demonstrate Eliot's interest in the ... The Context of Eliot's Faith One key influence on Eliot's thinking about religious faith is Ludwig Feuerbach's ...

Author: Michael Davis

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 075465172X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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This study of Eliot as a psychological novelist examines her writings in the context of a large volume of nineteenth-century scientific writing. Michael Davis aligns Eliot's work with the formulations of such key thinkers as Herbert Spencer, Charles Darwi
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The Cambridge Introduction to George Eliot

The Cambridge Introduction to George Eliot

Taken out of their original contexts, these “sayings” had value only because George Eliot said them. Leah Price's The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel (2000) examines the phenomenon of publishing sections of works out of context, ...

Author: Nancy Henry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139469685

Category: Literary Criticism

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As the author of The Mill on the Floss and Middlemarch, George Eliot was one of the most admired novelists of the Victorian period, and she remains a central figure in the literary canon today. She was the first woman to take on the kind of political and philosophical fiction that had previously been a male preserve, combining rigorous intellectual ideas with a sensitive understanding of human relationships and making her one of the most important writers of the nineteenth century. This innovative introduction provides students with the religious, political, scientific and cultural contexts they need to understand and appreciate her novels, stories, poetry and critical essays. Nancy Henry also traces the reception of her work to the present, surveying a range of critical and theoretical responses. Each novel is discussed in a separate section, making this the most comprehensive short introduction available to this important author.
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George Eliot

George Eliot

This novel is a direct exploration of the basis of right conduct in so far as it values and presents the drama of individual lives in their social context . " 7 Grorge Eliot's benevolence presupposes a forgetfulness of self in the ...

Author: D.S. Dalal

Publisher: Sarup & Sons

ISBN: 8178901498

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George Eliot, 1819-1880, English novelist.
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Eliot Middlemarch

Eliot  Middlemarch

George Eliot trained herself to be one of those rare minds capable of surveying the length and breadth of human ... about the context of the novel is inevitably to talk about two contexts : the context of the writing ( George Eliot in ...

Author: Karen Chase

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521359155

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 99

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Paying much attention to the novel's intellectual and social context, this comprehensive introduction appraises it within nineteenth-century traditions of the novel in England and Europe and emphasizes the "Woman Question."
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George Eliot s Intellectual Life

George Eliot s Intellectual Life

See also Rosemary Ashton, 142 The Strand: A Radical Address in Victorian London (London, 2006) for the wider context. 2. Eliot's devising of and maintaining a program to cover the entire output of England, France and Germany ...

Author: Avrom Fleishman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139481878

Category: Literary Criticism

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It is well known that George Eliot's intelligence and her wide knowledge of literature, history, philosophy and religion shaped her fiction, but until now no study has followed the development of her thinking through her whole career. This intellectual biography traces the course of that development from her initial Christian culture, through her loss of faith and working out of a humanistic and cautiously progressive world view, to the thought-provoking achievements of her novels. It focuses on her responses to her reading in her essays, reviews and letters as well as in the historical pictures of Romola, the political implications of Felix Holt, the comprehensive view of English society in Middlemarch, and the visionary account of personal inspiration in Daniel Deronda. This portrait of a major Victorian intellectual is an important addition to our understanding of Eliot's mind and works, as well as of her place in nineteenth-century British culture.
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