This collection offers students and scholars of Eliot s work a timely critical reappraisal of her corpus, including her poetry and non–fiction, reflecting the latest developments in literary criticism. It features innovative analysis exploring the relation between Eliot s Victorian intellectual sensibilities and those of our own era. A comprehensive collection of essays written by leading Eliot scholars Offers a contemporary reappraisals of Eliot s work reflecting a broad range of current academic interests, including religion, science, ethics, politics, and aesthetics Reflects the very latest developments in literary scholarship Traces the revealing links between Eliot s Victorian intellectual concerns and those of today
This intensely engaging biography examines the extraordinary life of George Eliot from her childhood, through her scandalous liaison and social exile, to her hard-won status as one of Victorian England's literary elite.
In this heartwarming classic, a gentle linen weaver named Silas Marner is wrongly accused of theft actually committed by his best friend. Silas exiles himself to a rustic village, where he finds spiritual rebirth through his unselfish love of an abandoned child. Includes a new Afterword. Revised reissue.
George Eliot is one of the most celebrated novelists in history. Her books, including Middlemarch, Daniel Deronda, and Adam Bede, are as appreciated now as they were in the nineteenth century. Yet her nonconformist and captivating personal life—a compelling story in itself—is not well known. Ridiculed as an ugly duckling, Eliot violated strict social codes by living with a married man for most of her adult life. Soon after he died, she married a much younger man who attempted suicide during their honeymoon. The obstacles Eliot overcame in her life informed her work and have made her legacy an enduring one. Brenda Maddox brings her lively style to bear on the intersection of Eliot's life and novels. She delves into the human side of this larger-than-life figure, revealing the pleasure and pain behind the intellectual's public face. The result is a deeply personal biography that sheds new light on a woman who lived life on her own terms and altered the literary landscape in the process.
This bibliography is the most comprehensive reference work on the prolific 19th-century British writer in print. Mary Ann (Evans) Cross a/k/a George Eliot (1819-1880) dominated the British literary scene during the height of the Victorian Age as one of its most successful authors. This well-annotated and carefully organized work documents all of Eliot's major novels in English as well as other languages. Additional sections in the book list all her minor fictions, articles, poetry, and miscellaneous writings. The 700-page work is also well illustrated with over one hundred and forty-five photographs of rare bindings and title pages. The authors have spent 35 years in research to make this bibliography the most definitive on the subject. Co-published with The British Library. This most definitive bibliography on George Eliot
Reading George Eliot as a European novelist among other European novelists, John Rignall explores her use of European travel, scenes and locations in her fiction and also places her novels in conversation with the work of other major European writers. Throughout Rignall shows Eliot's engagement with the cultures of France and Germany, suggestively making the case that Eliot's novels belong to the tradition of the European novel that descends from Cervantes.