Felix Holt, the Radical / Edition 1

Felix Holt, the Radical / Edition 1

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by George Eliot
     
 

When William Blackwood, George Eliot's publisher, first saw the manuscript of Felix Holt in 1866 he could not contain his enthusiasm; in a letter to a friend he described the novel as "a perfect marvel. The time is 1832 just after the passing of the Reform Bill, and surely such a...series of pictures of English Life, manners, and conversation never was drawn. You

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When William Blackwood, George Eliot's publisher, first saw the manuscript of Felix Holt in 1866 he could not contain his enthusiasm; in a letter to a friend he described the novel as "a perfect marvel. The time is 1832 just after the passing of the Reform Bill, and surely such a...series of pictures of English Life, manners, and conversation never was drawn. You see and hear the people speaking. Every individual character stands out a distinct figure."
A political radical and a child of the working class, Felix has lost faith in a political system in which candidates never represent the interests of the working class. Harold Transome, the cynical son of wealthy Tory landowners, embraces radical politics for very different reasons. Both Harold and Felix vie for the affections of Esther Lyon, and she must weigh her feelings for them with the social and material goals she has set for herself. Their personal drama unfolds against the broad canvas of social and political upheaval of 1830s England.
This edition is based on the text of the first edition of the novel published in three volumes in 1866, and includes a full introduction, a wide range of appendices including reviews, as well as Eliot's "Address to Working Men, by Felix Holt"; "The Legal Plot of Felix Holt"; and a chronology of Eliot's life and career.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551112282
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
03/30/2000
Series:
Literary Texts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
573
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
George Eliot: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text
Felix Holt, The Radical
Appendix A: The Legal Plot of Felix Holt, The Radical
Appendix B: “An Address to Working Men, by Felix Holt”
Appendix C: “The Natural History of German Life”
Appendix D: The Critical Response to Felix Holt, The Radical
Select Bibliography

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