The Cambridge Companion to George Eliot / Edition 1

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This volume of specially commissioned essays provides accessible introductions to all aspects of George Eliot's writing by some of the most distinguished new and established scholars and critics of Victorian literature. The essays are comprehensive, scholarly and lucidly written, and at the same time offer original insights into the work of one of the most important Victorian novelists, and into her complex and often scandalous career. With its supplementary material, including a chronology and a guide to further reading, this Companion is an invaluable tool for scholars and students alike.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Provides helpful overviews of central issues in George Eliot's art." Studies in English Literature

"Throughout, the language is appropriate for the intended audience, so readers new to Eliot will find the volume helpful." CHOICE Dec 2001

"These two volumes [are] each highly impressive in its own way ... truly a friendly volume ... The reader of these volumes will find interest, sympathy, and (most importantly) critical imaginatin, to open us cheeringly to new readings of the fictions of George Eliot." Victorian Studies

"Splendid...[an] excellent work." Victorian Periodicals Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521664738
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Chronology; Texts and abbreviations; 1. Introduction: George Eliot and the art of realism George Levine; 2. A woman of many names Rosemarie Bodenheimer; 3. The early novels Josephine McDonagh; 4. The later novels Alexander Welsh; 5. George Eliot and philosophy Suzy Anger; 6. George Eliot and science Diana Postlethwaite; 7. George Eliot and religion Barry Qualls; 8. George Eliot and politics Nancy Henry; 9. George Eliot and gender Kate Flint; 10. George Eliot and her publishers Donald Gray; 11. George Eliot: reputation and influence Kathleen Blake; 12. Works cited and further reading Tanya Agathocleous.
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