The Cambridge Introduction to George Eliot

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Cambridge University Press, 7 apr 2008 - 129 pagine
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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Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
14
High Church Low Church Dissent
16
God and the Bible
19
Natural science
20
Technology
21
Politics
23
Empire and nation
25
Chapter 3
30
Chapter 4
41
Romola
70
Felix Holt The Radical
77
Poetry
83
Middlemarch
88
Impressions of Theophrastus Such
101
Chapter 5
104

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Nancy Henry is Associate Professor of English at the State University of New York at Binghamton.

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