George Eliot (Authors in Context)

Paperback | September 27, 2009

byTim Dolin

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In a landmark essay, Virginia Woolf rescued George Eliot from almost four decades of indifference and scorn when she wrote of the 'searching power and reflective richness' of Eliot's fiction. Novels such as Middlemarch and The Mill on the Floss reflect Eliot's complex and sometimescontradictory ideas about society, the artist, the role of women, and the interplay of science and religion. In this book Tim Dolin examines Eliot's life and work and the social and intellectual contexts in which they developed. He also explores the variety of ways in which 'George Eliot' hasbeen recontextualized for modern readers, tourists, cinema-goers, and television viewers. The book includes a chronology of Eliot's life and times, suggestions for further reading, websites, illustrations, and a comprehensive index.

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In a landmark essay, Virginia Woolf rescued George Eliot from almost four decades of indifference and scorn when she wrote of the 'searching power and reflective richness' of Eliot's fiction. Novels such as Middlemarch and The Mill on the Floss reflect Eliot's complex and sometimescontradictory ideas about society, the artist, the ...

Tim Dolin is Research Fellow at Curtin University in Western Australia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.7 inPublished:September 27, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199556105

ISBN - 13:9780199556106

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Table of Contents

List of IllustrationsA Chronology of George EliotAbbreviations1. The Insurgent and the Sibyl: The Life of George Eliot2. The Fabric of SocietyEngland in 1819 and AfterThe Age of ReformSocial Class and Social LifeReligion and SocietyThe Woman Question3. Literary and Cultural ContextsLiterature and the Arts in an Unpoetical AgeEliot and the Victorian Novel4. Eliot and Social and Political IssuesSociety, Politics, and the Social NovelMoney5. Eliot and the Woman Question6. Eliot and Religion7. Eliot and Victorian Science8. Recontextualizing George EliotEliot after 1900Eliot on Film and TelevisionNotesFurther ReadingWebsitesFilm and Television AdaptationsIndex