In Love with George Eliot

Author: Kathy O’Shaughnessy

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 1925693848

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5960


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's English Travels

Author: Kathleen McCormack

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134238592

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

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George Eliot’s more than fifty long and short journeys within England took her to dozens of sites scattered around the country. Revising the traditional notion that George Eliot drew her settings and characters only from the areas of her Warwickshire childhood, Kathleen McCormack demonstrates that English travel furnished the novelist with a wide variety of originals for the composite characters and settings she would so memorably create. McCormack traces the way in which George Eliot gathered material during her travels and also drafted long sections of the novels while away from her London home. She argues that by examining the choices George Eliot made in transforming, discarding or directly describing her English originals, we might take a significant step forward in the interpretation of her writings. Where other critics have tried to interpret characters as one-to-one renderings of living or dead models, for example, this study reveals more elaborate blendings of what George Eliot called the ‘widely sundered elements’ that made up her fiction. McCormack also reaches the fascinating conclusion that the novels were a form of coded communication between the author and people in her life, including other prominent Victorians such as Edward Burne-Jones, Robert Lytton and Barbara Bodichon. Presenting fresh biographical information and original insights into George Eliot’s writing strategies, George Eliot’s English Travels promises a decisive shift in our understanding of one of the most important figures in Victorian literature.

George Eliot's Dialogue with John Milton

Author: Anna K. Nardo

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826263410

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

View: 9186


"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.

The Life of George Eliot

Author: Nancy Henry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405137053

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 315

View: 3518


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

Lesbian Texts and Contexts

Author: Karla Jay,Joanne Glasgow,Renee Vivien,Allen Young

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814741770

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 411

View: 2042


An anthology of 22 essays in three sections. The first section presents responses by writers to the questions of audience: For whom do you write, and who is reading you? The second section addresses 19th and early 20th century works that, although reflecting a lesbian sensibility, were masked to resemble a section explores more overtly lesbian texts. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Delphi Complete Works of George Eliot (Illustrated)

Author: George Eliot

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1908909269

Category: Fiction

Page: 3491

View: 1290


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

The Complete Works of George Eliot

Author: George Eliot

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8074849147

Category: Fiction

Page: 820

View: 9497


This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete Works of George Eliot” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Scenes of Clerical Life (1858): The Sad Fortunes of the Rev. Amos Barton, Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story, Janet’s Repentance Adam Bede (1859) The Lifted Veil (1859) The Mill on the Floss (1860) Silas Marner, the Weaver of Raveloe (1861) Romola (1863) Brother Jacob (1864) Felix Holt, the Radical (1866) The Spanish Gypsy (1868) Middlemarch (1871/72) The Legend of Jubal, and Other Poems (1874): The Legend of Jubal, Agatha, Armgart, How Lisa Loved the King, A Minor Prophet, Brother and Sister, Stradivarius, A College Breakfast-Party, Two Lovers, Self and Life, “Sweet Endings Come and Go, Love,” The Death of Moses, Arion, “O May I Join the Choir Invisible.” Daniel Deronda (1876) Impressions of Theophrastus Such (1879) The Essays: From the Note-Book of an Eccentric, How to Avoid Disappointment, The Wisdom of the Child, A Little Fable with a Great Moral, Hints on Snubbing, Carlyle’s Life of Sterling, Margaret Fuller, Woman in France: Madame de Sablé, Three Months in Weimar, Evangelical Teaching: Dr. Cumming, German Wit: Henry Heine, The Natural History of German Life, Silly Novels by Lady Novelists, George Forster, Worldliness and Other-Worldliness: The Poet Young, The Influence of Rationalism, The Grammar of Ornament, Address to Working Men, by Felix Holt, Leaves from a Note-Book. Miscellaneous Poems: On Being Called a Saint, Farewell, Sonnet, Question and Answer, “’Mid my Gold-Brown Curls,” “’Mid the Rich Store,” “As Tu Va la Lune se Lever,” In A London Drawing Room, Arms! To Arms!, Ex Oriente Lux, In the South, Will Ladislaw’s Song, Erinna, I Grant you Ample Leave, Mordecai’s Hebrew Verses, Count that Day Lost. Mary Ann (Marian) Evans (1819 – 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator. She was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological insight.

Plagiarizing the Victorian Novel

Author: Adam Abraham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108493076

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 301

View: 1165


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

George Eliot (Authors in Context)

Author: Tim Dolin

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191606278

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

View: 9053


In a landmark essay, Virginia Woolf rescued George Eliot from almost four decades of indifference and scorn when she wrote of the 'searching power and reflective richness' of Eliot's fiction. Novels such as Middlemarch and The Mill on the Floss reflect Eliot's complex and sometimes contradictory ideas about society, the artist, the role of women, and the interplay of science and religion. In this book Tim Dolin examines Eliot's life and work and the social and intellectual contexts in which they developed. He also explores the variety of ways in which 'George Eliot' has been recontextualized for modern readers, tourists, cinema-goers, and television viewers. The book includes a chronology of Eliot's life and times, suggestions for further reading, websites, illustrations, and a comprehensive index. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.