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Critical Essays on George Eliot

1st Edition

Edited by Barbara Hardy


218 pages

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This title, first published in 1970, consists of essays on the individual tales and novels of George Eliot, with two general essays that discuss the novels as a whole and cuts across the individual works. The primary concern of these studies is to see what the limits of George Eliot’s greatness are, to consider the purpose and end of the technical brilliance, and to attend to what she has to say to us across a century of change and developing historical and psychological consciousness. This book will be of interest to students of literature.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. ‘Scenes of Clerical Life’: The Diagram and the Picture 2. ‘Adam Bede’ 3. ‘The Mill on the Floss’ 4. ‘Silas Marner’ 5. ‘Romola’ as Fable 6. ‘Felix Holt the Radical’ 7. ‘Middlemarch’: A Note on George Eliot’s ‘Wisdom’ 8. ‘Daniel Deronda’: George Eliot and Political Change 9. Idea and Image in the Novels of George Eliot 10. The Pastoral of Intellect; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 19th Century