The Ethical Vision of George Eliot

The Ethical Vision of George Eliot

The Ethical Vision of George Eliot is one of the first monographs devoted entirely to the ethical thought of George Eliot, a profoundly significant, influential figure not only in nineteenth-century English and European literature, ...

Author: Thomas Albrecht

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000029260

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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The Ethical Vision of George Eliot is one of the first monographs devoted entirely to the ethical thought of George Eliot, a profoundly significant, influential figure not only in nineteenth-century English and European literature, nineteenth-century women’s writing, the history of the novel, and Victorian intellectual culture, but also in the field of literary ethics. Ethics are a predominant theme in Eliot’s fictional and non-fictional writings. Her ethical insights and ideas are a defining element of her greatness as an artist and novelist. Through meticulous close readings of Eliot’s fiction, essays, and letters, The Ethical Vision of George Eliot presents an original, complex definition of her ethical vision as she developed it over the course of her career. It examines major novels like Adam Bede, Middlemarch, and Daniel Deronda; many of Eliot’s most significant essays; and devotes two entire chapters to Eliot’s final book Impressions of Theophrastus Such, an idiosyncratic collection of character sketches that Eliot scholars have heretofore generally overlooked or ignored. The Ethical Vision of George Eliot demonstrates that Eliot defined her ethical vision alternately in terms of revealing and strengthening a fundamental human communion that links us to other persons, however different and remote from ourselves; and in terms of recognizing and respecting the otherness of other persons, and of the universe more generally, from ourselves. Over the course of her career, Eliot increasingly transitions from the former towards the latter imperative, but she also considerably complicates her conception of otherness, and of what it means to be ethically responsible to it.
Categories: Literary Criticism

George Eliot

George Eliot

Ethical vision, then, depends on a capacity to shift perspective – to unsettle the 'flattering illusion' of one's own narrative by the habitual assumption of the possibility of another view. However, while a character like Dorothea can ...

Author: Pauline Nestor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350309364

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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George Eliot was one of the great thinkers of her time, a figure central to the main currents of thought and belief in the nineteenth century. Yet when this distinguished public intellectual turned to fiction writing at the age of thirty-six, she regarded it not as a lesser pursuit, but as the distillation of all of her knowledge and ideas. For Eliot, fiction enabled the consideration of life 'in its highest complexity', and had the capacity not merely to elicit, but actually to create, moral sentiment by surprising readers into the recognition of realities other than their own. In this new study, Pauline Nestor offers a challenging reassessment of Eliot's contribution to the critical debates, both of her age and of her own era. In particular, she examines the author's literary expolration of ethics, especially in relation to the negotiation of difference. Nestor argues compellingly that, through a reading of their sophisticated drama of otherness, Eliot's novels can be seen as freshly relevant to contemporary theoretical debates in feminism, moral philosophy, post-colonial studies and psychoanalysis. Covering the writer's complete body of major fiction, this is an indispensable voume for anyone studying the work of one of the most important and influential novelists of the nineteenth century.
Categories: Literary Criticism

George Eliot and Nineteenth century Psychology

George Eliot and Nineteenth century Psychology

Chapter 3 The Possibilities of Emotion The previous chapter examined Eliot's representations of the role of ... One key expression of the importance of reason and emotion in Eliot's ethical vision comes in ' Notes on The Spanish Gypsy ...

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
Categories: Literary Criticism

George Eliot s Grammar of Being

George Eliot s Grammar of Being

... manuscript and published text of Anthony Trollope's The Small House at Allington with the aim of illustrating the distinctness of George Eliot's sentence structure, her writing process and the ethical vision underlying her realism.

Author: Melissa Anne Raines

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783080748

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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George Eliot’s writing process was meticulous in all of its phases, from manuscript to published text. Each of her extensive novels has a delicately crafted syntax, for she shaped her individual sentences as carefully as she wanted her public to read them. Building on the influence of Victorian psychological theory, this book explains how George Eliot consciously created subtle shocks within her grammar—reaching out to her readers beneath the levels of character and story—in her effort to inspire sympathetic response.
Categories: Literary Criticism

George Eliot a Critical Study of Her Life Writings and Philosophy

George Eliot  a Critical Study of Her Life  Writings and Philosophy

ways and causes he could not foresee, through the tenderness and ease of his own nature, the vision of his youth did not come true. Perhaps Middlemarch is the most perfect example among George Eliot's novels of her purpose to show how ...

Author: George Willis Cooke

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066149130

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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"George Eliot; a Critical Study of Her Life, Writings and Philosophy" by George Willis Cooke. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Categories: Fiction

Eliot Middlemarch

Eliot  Middlemarch

Chapter 3 Middlemarch and the art of living well Many selves , one life The moral act described at the end of the previous ... the fundamental gesture of Middlemarch , as it is the fundamental gesture in George Eliot's ethical vision .

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."
Categories: Literary Criticism

George Eliot

George Eliot

Her ethical passion adds to the strength and purpose of George Eliot's genius . ... and profoundly affected , proves it wanting in insight , poetic vision and genius , George Eliot is entirely in harmony , in this respect , with all the ...

Author: George Willis Cooke

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000000590006

Category: Novelists, English

Page: 438

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Categories: Novelists, English

George Eliot

George Eliot

The moral intent of life is so inwoven with all its experiences, that the failure of any mind to be impressed with it, and profoundly affected, proves it wanting in insight, poetic vision and genius. George Eliot is entirely in harmony, ...

Author: George Willis Cooke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108019613

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 450

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Cooke's Study seeks to prioritise the interpretation and criticism of Eliot's works, and offers a thorough examination of Eliot's writing.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Modernizing George Eliot

Modernizing George Eliot

Is Mordecai's apparently ethical decision to accept his unregenerate father – a man capable of virtually any action ... ethical. Mordecai's prophetic vision of the achievement of Jewish nationhood and what most commentators have seen as ...

Author: K.M. Newton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781849664998

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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George Eliot's work has been subject to a wide range of critical questioning, most of which relates her substantially to a Victorian context and intellectual framework. This book examines the ways in which her work anticipates significant aspects of writing in the twentieth and indeed twenty first century in regard to both art and philosophy. This new book presents a series of linked essays exploring Eliot's credentials as a radical thinker. Opening with her relationship to the Romantic tradition, Newton goes on to discuss her reading of Darwinism, her radical critique of Victorian values and her affiliation with the modernists. The final essays discuss her work in relation to Derridean themes and to Bernard Williams' concept of moral luck. What emerges is a very different Eliot from the conservative figure portrayed in much critical literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Delphi Complete Works of George Eliot Illustrated

Delphi Complete Works of George Eliot  Illustrated

George Eliot. without regard to moral obligations and consequences. In this respect she was one of the most ... of any mind to be impressed with it, and profoundly affected, proves it wanting in insight, poetic vision and genius. George ...

Author: George Eliot

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781908909268

Category: Fiction

Page: 3491

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More famously known by her pen name George Eliot, Mary Anne Evans was a celebrated novelist, journalist, translator, critic and leading writer of the Victorian era. Her novels of provincial life in England were celebrated for their innovative realism and psychological insight. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of George Eliot, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 5) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Eliot's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 7 novels, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Includes the complete shorter fiction and poetry * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * Includes Eliot's non-fiction and rare translations - spend hours exploring the author’s entire works * UPDATED with a special criticism section, featuring 14 essays by authors such as Henry James, Virginia Woolf and George Willis Cooke, evaluating Eliot’s contribution to literature * UPDATED with five bonus biographies – immerse yourself in Eliot's literary life * UPDATED with entirely revised texts, formatting and many new images * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels ADAM BEDE THE MILL ON THE FLOSS SILAS MARNER ROMOLA FELIX HOLT THE RADICAL MIDDLEMARCH DANIEL DERONDA The Shorter Fiction SCENES OF CLERICAL LIFE THE LIFTED VEIL BROTHER JACOB The Poetry LIST OF POEMS The Translations THE LIFE OF JESUS CRITICALLY EXAMINED by Dr. David Friedrich Strauss THE ESSENCE OF CHRISTIANITY by Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach The Non-Fiction THREE MONTHS IN WEIMAR IMPRESSIONS OF THEOPHRASTUS SUCH MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS The Criticism GEORGE ELIOT: A CRITICAL STUDY OF HER LIFE, WRITINGS AND PHILOSOPHY by George Willis Cooke THE ETHICS OF GEORGE ELIOT’S WORKS by John Morley GEORGE ELIOT by Virginia Woolf LETTER FROM EMILY DICKINSON TO FRANCES AND LOUISE NORCROSS THE NOVELS OF GEORGE ELIOT by Henry James DANIEL DERONDA: A CONVERSATION by Henry James THE POETRY OF GEORGE ELIOT by Henry James ON GEORGE ELIOT from The Quarterly Review GEORGE ELIOT, HAWTHORNE, GOETHE, HEINE by William Dean Howells GEORGE ELIOT by Richard Burton GEORGE ELIOT by William Ernest Henley GEORGE ELIOT by Frederic Harrison “GEORGE ELIOT’S” ANALYSIS OF MOTIVES by Nathan Sheppard GEORGE ELIOT’S HEROINES from The Spectator The Biographies GEORGE ELIOT’S LIFE AS RELATED IN HER LETTERS AND JOURNALS GEORGE ELIOT by Mathilde Blind THE LIFE OF GEORGE ELIOT by John Morley GEORGE ELIOT by Sarah Knowles Bolton GEORGE ELIOT by Hattie Tyng Griswold Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
Categories: Fiction