1300 187 187
 
Scenes of Clerical Life - George Eliot

Scenes of Clerical Life

Paperback

Published: September 2009
Ships: 10 to 14 business days
10 to 14 business days
RRP $23.95
$14.95
38%
OFF

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

ISBN: 9780199552603
ISBN-10: 0199552606
Series: WCS
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: September 2009
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.8  x 1.48
Weight (kg): 0.23

George Eliot

Mary Ann (Marian) Evans, better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist. 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 perspicacity.

She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure that her works were taken seriously. Female authors published freely under their own names, but Eliot wanted to ensure that she was not seen as merely a writer of romances. An additional factor may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes. They lived together as man and wife, but Lewes was unable to divorce his wife from his failed marriage.

Visit George Eliot's Booktopia Author Page