Felix Holt, the Radical

Felix Holt, the Radical

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by George Eliot
     
 

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Felix Holt, the Radical (1866) is a vivid portrayal of political ferment and corrupt electioneering in a small Midland borough at the time of the Reform Bill of 1832. Austere, idealistic, and passionate, Felix Holt is pitted against the self-satisfied local landowner Harold Transome, both politically and in his pursuit of Esther Lyon. At the heart of the novel is… See more details below

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Felix Holt, the Radical (1866) is a vivid portrayal of political ferment and corrupt electioneering in a small Midland borough at the time of the Reform Bill of 1832. Austere, idealistic, and passionate, Felix Holt is pitted against the self-satisfied local landowner Harold Transome, both politically and in his pursuit of Esther Lyon. At the heart of the novel is George Eliot's conviction that 'men's lives are as thoroughly blended with each other as the air they breathe; evil spreads as necessarily as disease'. The text is taken from the acclaimed Clarendon Edition.

Editorial Reviews

Margaret Harris University of Sydney
"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."
Ira Nadel University of British Columbia
"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!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780460003537
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
07/28/1964
Product dimensions:
20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)

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