Felix Holt, the Radical

Felix Holt, the Radical

by George Eliot
     
 

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198125617
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/1994
Series:
Clarendon Edition of the Novels of George Eliot Series
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
5.81(w) x 8.81(h) x 1.19(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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