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George Eliot and Nineteenth-Century Science : The Make-Believe of a Beginning - Sally Shuttleworth

George Eliot and Nineteenth-Century Science

The Make-Believe of a Beginning

Paperback Published: 11th May 1987
ISBN: 9780521335843
Number Of Pages: 272

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This study explores the ways in which George Eliot's involvement with contemporary scientific theory affected the evolution of her fiction. Drawing on the work of such theorists as Comte, Spencer, Lewes, Bain, Carpenter, von Hartmann and Bernard, Dr Shuttleworth shows how, as Eliot moved from Adam Bede to Daniel Deronda, her conception of a conservative, static and hierarchical model of society gave way to a more dynamic model of social and psychological life.

Science and social thought: the rise of organic theory
Adam Bede: natural history as social vision
The Mill on the Floss: the shadowy armies of the unconscious
Silas Marner: a divided Eden
Romola: the authority of history
Felix Holt: social and sexual politics
Middlemarch: an experiment in time
Daniel Deronda: fragmentation and organic union
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ISBN: 9780521335843
ISBN-10: 0521335841
Series: Landmarks of World Literature (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 11th May 1987
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.35