When Scenes of Clerical Life--Eliot's first work of fiction--first appeared in print anonymously in 1857, critics immediately hailed it for its humorous irony, the truthfulness of its presentation of the lives of ordinary men and women, and its compassionate acceptance of human weakness. The three stories that comprise the volume foreshadow Eliot's greatest work, and an acquaintance with them is essential to a full understanding of one of the greatest English novelists.
`These early stories show her efforts to write about unremarka ble people with an insight that is both accurate and compassionate.' Sunday Times `It is an excellent edition for a student because, besides being so reasonably priced, it contains a most concise chronology of George Eliot and explanatory notes which have been researched with great thoroughness.' Hilda Gunn, The George Eliot Fellowship Review
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: September 2009
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.8 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.26