Felix Holt, the Radicalby George Eliot
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Just as the 1832 Reform Act is about to change the bucolic and conservatively ordered way of life forever in Treby Magna, two native sons return home. Harold Transome, heir to Transome Court, comes to claim his inheritance and campaign for a Radical seat in Parliament. Felix Holt, and artisan and very different radical, returns to stir the new electorate to a sense of worth and destiny.
“The Broadview Press Felix Holt, the Radical is a handsomely-produced and reader-friendly edition of George Eliot’s powerful novel of social ambition and illicit love. Generous selections of contextual material show how George Eliot’s theories of artistic production and understanding of political realities shape the novel, and what her contemporaries made of it. Editors Baker and Womack deploy their expertise in Victorian studies to illuminate this work for the twenty-first century.” Margaret Harris, University of Sydney
“This edition carefully documents the politics of composition and of England at a critical time in the author’s and the country’s life. Useful appendices establish the context for understanding the novel and its background. The Condition of England Question at last comes alive!” Ira Nadel, University of British Columbia
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William Baker at Northern Illinois University, has edited George Henry Lewes’s and George Eliot’s letters.
Kenneth Womack at Penn State Altoona, has written widely on British and American literature.
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