When the young nobleman Harold Transome returns to England from the colonies with a self-made fortune, he scandalizes the town of Treby Magna with his decision to stand for Parliament as a Radical. But after the idealistic Felix Holt also returns to the town, the difference between Harold's opportunistic values and Holt's profound beliefs becomes apparent. Forthright, brusque and driven by a firm desire to educate the working-class, Felix is at first viewed with suspicion by many, including the elegant but vain Esther Lyon, the daughter of the local clergyman. As she discovers, however, his blunt words conceal both passion and deep integrity. Soon the romantic and over-refined Esther finds herself overwhelmed by a heart-wrenching decision: whether to choose the wealthy Transome as a husband, or the impoverished but honest Felix Holt.
About the Author
Mary Ann Evans (1819-80) began her literary career as a translator and later editor of the Westminster Review. In 1857, she published SCENES OF CLERICAL LIFE, the first of eight novels she would publish under the name of 'George Eliot', including THE MILL ON THE FLOSS, MIDDLEMARCH, and DANIEL DERONDA.
|Felix Holt, the Radical||p. i|
|Note on the Text||p. xviii|
|Select Bibliography||p. xx|
|A Chronology of George Eliot||p. xxi|
|Explanatory Notes||p. 399|
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Series: Penguin Classics
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 592
Published: September 1995
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.1 x 4.1
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1