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George Eliot : Routledge Guides to Literature - Jan Jedrzejewski

George Eliot

Routledge Guides to Literature

Hardcover Published: 3rd May 2007
ISBN: 9780415202497
Number Of Pages: 184

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As a woman in an illegal marriage, publishing under a male pseudonym, George Eliot was one of the most successful yet controversial writers of the Victorian period. Today she is considered a key figure for women's writing and her novels, including The Mill on the Floss and Middlemarch, are commonly ranked as literary classics.

This guide to Eliot's enduringly popular work offers:

  • an accessible introduction to the contexts and many interpretations of Eliot's texts, from publication to the present

  • an introduction to key critical texts and perspectives on Eliot's life and work, situated in a broader critical history

  • cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism

  • suggestions for further reading.

Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of George Eliot and seeking not only a guide to her works but also a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds them.

Life and contextsp. 1
Childhood and education (181 9-35)p. 2
At Griff and Coventry (1835-49)p. 5
The years of independence (1849-54)p. 9
The budding novelist (1854-9)p. 15
The professional author (1859-68)p. 19
The literary triumph (1868-76)p. 24
Widowhood and marriage (1876-80)p. 27
Worksp. 32
Scenes of Clerical life (1857-8)p. 32
Adam Bede (1859)p. 36
The Mill on the Floss (1860)p. 44
Silas Marner (1861)p. 51
Romolo (1862-3)p. 56
Felix Holt, the radical (1866)p. 61
Middlemarch (1871-2)p. 67
Daniel Deronda (1876)p. 80
Other prosep. 88
Poetryp. 93
Criticismp. 97
Early biographies and criticismp. 97
Beginnings of modern criticismp. 104
Biographical studies and related worksp. 111
General critical studiesp. 119
Feminist criticismp. 129
Psychoanalytical criticismp. 134
Historical criticismp. 136
Post-colonial criticismp. 143
George Eliot in contextp. 145
Chronologyp. 150
Further readingp. 156
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ISBN: 9780415202497
ISBN-10: 0415202493
Series: Routledge Guides to Literature
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 3rd May 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 13.97  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1