Now for the first time all the fiction, nonfiction, and poetry of popular Victorian author George Eliot is chronicled in one definitive reference. This exhaustive resource, by the editor of the award-winning "Everyone in Dickens", makes Eliot's complete works accessible to the general reader as well as the student and scholar. In addition to the seven Eliot novels, three novellas, and two short stories, all sixty-eight works of non-fiction are covered, and all poetry, long and short, is included. Using Eliot's own words, Newlin presents all the characters in the novels and other fiction, as well as useful plot and content summaries, and bibliographic data. All of Eliot's short poems are included complete, and her longer poetical pieces are extensively summarized and extracted. In addition, the set includes two short essays by Eliot which have been unknown to scholarship until now. There is also a chronology of the works set against a chronology of Eliot's life. This comprehensive reference includes a thematic concordance of every aspect of life written about by Eliot. Complete with more than 60 illustrations, many from the earliest editions of the Eliot works, it is the ultimate reference to the full body of George Eliot's literary output.
Table of Contents
Volume I; Preface; * Introduction; * Editor's Introduction; * Chronology of Life and Works; * Bibliographical comments; * The Prose; * From the Notebook of an Eccentric; * Introductory; * A Little Fable with a Great Moral; * Scenes from Clerical Life; * The Sad Fortunes of the Rev. Amos Barton; * Mr. Gilfil's Love-Story; * Janet's Repentance; * Adam Bede; * The Mill on the Floss; * Silas Marner, the Weaver of Raveloe; * Romola; * Felix Holt: The Radical; * Middlemarch; * Daniel Deronda; * The Impressions of Theophrastus Such; * The Lifted Veil; * Brother Jacob; * The Poetry; * Early Poems; * The Spanish Gypsy; * Poetry of the Middle and Later Years; * Shorter Poems; * Epigraphs; * Volume Indexes; Volume II; Preface; * Introduction; * Editor's Introduction; * Abbreviations and Dates; * Chronology of Life and Works; * Bibliographical comments; * Nonfiction Titles Alphabetized; * Essays and Reports; * Reviews and Notes; * Unpublished Essays; * Taxonomy; * Index I. Characters by Surname; * Index II. Given Names of Characters - Male; Given Names of Characters - Female; * Index III. Archetypal, Allegorical, and Facetious Names; Aliases and Sobriquets; * Index IV. Occupations and Activities - Male Characters; * Index V. Relationships and Characteristics - Male; * Index VI. Occupations and Activities - Female Characters; * Index VII. Relationships and Characteristics - Female; * Index VIII. Pet and Other Animal Names; * Index IX. Localities Mentioned; * Index X. Historical Figures Mentioned; * Index XI. Biblical, Literary, Musical, and Mythological References; * Part 1: Authors and Composers Mentioned; * Part 2: Others' Figures, Quotations and Works; * Index XII. Boroughs, Church Designations, Hostelries, Houses, etc.; * Essays; * Parallelisms in Eliot's Characters and Plots; * George Eliot and the Law; * The Elephant in the Living-Room: Gwendolen and Captain Davilow; * Topicon; * Glossary; * Words and Thoughts; * Indexes to the Nonfiction.