George Eliot, Music And Victorian Culture

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George Eliot was passionate about music and her writing is steeped in musical allusion. This book explores musical reference in her work and investigates contexts such as Eliot's friendship with Wagner, the legacy of Romanticism, music's role in scientific theory, and the ambivalent status of female musicality. The book establishes how intensely Eliot's musical allusions are informed by her contemporary culture and offers a fresh view of the experimental writing through which ...

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Overview

George Eliot was passionate about music and her writing is steeped in musical allusion. This book explores musical reference in her work and investigates contexts such as Eliot's friendship with Wagner, the legacy of Romanticism, music's role in scientific theory, and the ambivalent status of female musicality. The book establishes how intensely Eliot's musical allusions are informed by her contemporary culture and offers a fresh view of the experimental writing through which she took literary realism into previously uncharted regions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333997574
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 2/8/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Delia Da Sousa Correa is in the Literature Department at the Open University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Concords and Discords
• Cadences and Cries
• Music, Science, Literature: The Large Music of Reasonable Speech
• Music and the Woman Question: The Minister of Domestic Concord and the Most Sensuous of Accomplishments
The Mill on the Floss : A Mind Susceptible to Music
Daniel Deronda : The Other Side of Silence

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