In Love with George Eliot

Author: Kathy O’Shaughnessy

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 1925693848

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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A TLS BOOK OF THE YEAR Who was the real George Eliot? In Love with George Eliot is a glorious debut novel which tells the compelling story of England’s greatest woman novelist as you’ve never read it before. Marian Evans is a scandalous figure, living in sin with a married man, George Henry Lewes. She has shocked polite society, and women rarely deign to visit her. In secret, though, she has begun writing fiction under the pseudonym George Eliot. As Adam Bede’s fame grows, curiosity rises as to the identity of its mysterious writer. Gradually it becomes apparent that the moral genius Eliot is none other than the disgraced woman living with Lewes. Now Evans’ tremendous celebrity begins. The world falls in love with her. She is the wise and great writer, sent to guide people through the increasingly secular, rudderless century, and an icon to her progressive feminist peers — with whom she is often in disagreement. Public opinion shifts. Her scandalous cohabitation is forgiven. But this idyll is not secure and cannot last. When Lewes dies, Evans finds herself in danger of shocking the world all over again. Meanwhile, in another rudderless century, two women compete to arrive at an interpretation of Eliot as writer and as woman … Everyone who has thrilled at being shown the world anew by George Eliot will thrill again at her presence, complex and compelling, here.

George Eliot

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 160413433X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 214

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Offers a brief biography of George Eliot and discusses the plot, characters, and themes of "Silas Marner," "Middlemarch," and other works.

The Life of George Eliot

Author: Nancy Henry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405137053

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 299

View: 8924


The life story of the Victorian novelist George Eliot is as dramatic and complex as her best plots. This new assessment of her life and work combines recent biographical research with penetrating literary criticism, resulting in revealing new interpretations of her literary work. A fresh look at George Eliot's captivating life story Includes original new analysis of her writing Deploys the latest biographical research Combines literary criticism with biographical narrative to offer a rounded perspective

The Spanish Gypsy by George Eliot

Author: Antonie Gerard van den Broek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315475871

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 500

View: 5273


In 1864, George Eliot began writing her longest poem, "The Spanish Gypsy". This project exhausted her, and her partner took the manuscript away from her for fear it was making her ill. This work explains what Eliot read to research the poem, which parts caused her particular problems and summarises the poem's critical reception.

George Eliot's Dialogue with John Milton

Author: Anna K. Nardo

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826263410

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

View: 1843


"In George Eliot's Dialogue with John Milton, Anna K. Nardo details how Eliot reimagined Milton's life and art to write epic novels for an age of unbelief. Nardo demonstrates that Eliot directly engaged Milton's poetry, prose, and the well-known legends of his life - transposing, reframing, regendering, and thus testing both the stories told about Milton and the stories Milton told."--BOOK JACKET.

Delphi Complete Works of George Eliot (Illustrated)

Author: George Eliot

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1908909269

Category: Fiction

Page: 3491

View: 1579


More famously known by her pen name George Eliot, Mary Anne Evans was a celebrated novelist, journalist, translator, critic and leading writer of the Victorian era. Her novels of provincial life in England were celebrated for their innovative realism and psychological insight. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of George Eliot, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 5) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Eliot's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 7 novels, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Includes the complete shorter fiction and poetry * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * Includes Eliot's non-fiction and rare translations - spend hours exploring the author’s entire works * UPDATED with a special criticism section, featuring 14 essays by authors such as Henry James, Virginia Woolf and George Willis Cooke, evaluating Eliot’s contribution to literature * UPDATED with five bonus biographies – immerse yourself in Eliot's literary life * UPDATED with entirely revised texts, formatting and many new images * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels ADAM BEDE THE MILL ON THE FLOSS SILAS MARNER ROMOLA FELIX HOLT THE RADICAL MIDDLEMARCH DANIEL DERONDA The Shorter Fiction SCENES OF CLERICAL LIFE THE LIFTED VEIL BROTHER JACOB The Poetry LIST OF POEMS The Translations THE LIFE OF JESUS CRITICALLY EXAMINED by Dr. David Friedrich Strauss THE ESSENCE OF CHRISTIANITY by Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach The Non-Fiction THREE MONTHS IN WEIMAR IMPRESSIONS OF THEOPHRASTUS SUCH MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS The Criticism GEORGE ELIOT: A CRITICAL STUDY OF HER LIFE, WRITINGS AND PHILOSOPHY by George Willis Cooke THE ETHICS OF GEORGE ELIOT’S WORKS by John Morley GEORGE ELIOT by Virginia Woolf LETTER FROM EMILY DICKINSON TO FRANCES AND LOUISE NORCROSS THE NOVELS OF GEORGE ELIOT by Henry James DANIEL DERONDA: A CONVERSATION by Henry James THE POETRY OF GEORGE ELIOT by Henry James ON GEORGE ELIOT from The Quarterly Review GEORGE ELIOT, HAWTHORNE, GOETHE, HEINE by William Dean Howells GEORGE ELIOT by Richard Burton GEORGE ELIOT by William Ernest Henley GEORGE ELIOT by Frederic Harrison “GEORGE ELIOT’S” ANALYSIS OF MOTIVES by Nathan Sheppard GEORGE ELIOT’S HEROINES from The Spectator The Biographies GEORGE ELIOT’S LIFE AS RELATED IN HER LETTERS AND JOURNALS GEORGE ELIOT by Mathilde Blind THE LIFE OF GEORGE ELIOT by John Morley GEORGE ELIOT by Sarah Knowles Bolton GEORGE ELIOT by Hattie Tyng Griswold Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

Lesbian Texts and Contexts

Author: Karla Jay,Joanne Glasgow

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814741770

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 393

View: 3828


Lesbian writers include some of the most innovative and adventurous writers of this century, but only recently have they been given their due attention in terms of critical study. This book is the first anthology to discuss the subject of lesbianism as it relates to the critical interaction among readers, writers, and literary critics. It explores lesbian texts in terms of identification, meaning, and interpretation, and examines the complex entanglements of identity, voice, intersubjectivity, textualities, and sexualities. "A wonderful exploration of the varieties of life choices lesbians can and do make. This book once again proves that telling the truth aboutyourself is a revolutionary act." —Rita Mae Brown "They will probably drum Karla Jay and Joanne Glasgow out of the academy for this one...A college text that is witty, literate, interesting, and can be read for fun. What's the world coming to? Lesbian Texts and Contexts: dry title, wonderful book." —Barbara Grier, Editor Naiad Press "To call this collection much-needed or eagerly awaited would be the understatement of the year. It's thrilling ot think of the new readings of classic texts, the new directions for theory, and—maybe best of all—the new range of literary encounters in the classroom, that will be enabled by this radical intervention on the critical scene." —Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Duke University "Excellent,...challenging, sexy,...never boring." —Outweek.

Plagiarizing the Victorian Novel

Author: Adam Abraham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108493076

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

View: 6431


Views the Victorian novel through the prism of literary imitations that it inspired.