George Eliot and the British Empire

George Eliot and the British Empire

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George Eliot and the British Empire by Gillian Beer, Nancy Henry

In this innovative study Nancy Henry introduces new facts that place George Eliot's life and work within the contexts of mid-nineteenth-century British colonialism and imperialism. She examines Eliot's roles as an investor in colonial stocks, a parent to emigrant sons, and a reader of colonial literature. She highlights the importance of these contexts to our understanding of Eliot's fiction and her position within Victorian culture. The book also reexamines the assumptions of postcolonial criticism about Victorian fiction and its relation to empire.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521027915
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/31/2006
Series: Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture Series , #34
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Nancy Henry is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the State University of New York, Binghamton. She is the editor of George Eliot's Impressions of Theophratus Such (1994), Elizabeth Gaskell's Sylvia's Lovers (1997), and Gaskell's Ruth. She is a contributor to both the Oxford Companion to George Eliot and The Cambridge Companion to George Eliot (2001). She has published widely on George Eliot, including essays in the Cambridge Companion to George Eliot and in Victorian Literature and Culture.

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