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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.
"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!"
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.
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