Selected Essays, Poems, And Other Writings

Paperback | March 5, 1991

byGeorge EliotIntroduction byA. S. ByattEditorNicholas Warren

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The works collected in this volume provide an illuminating introduction to George Eliot's incisive views on religion, art and science, and the nature and purpose of fiction. Essays such as 'Evangelical Teaching' show her rejecting her earlier religious beliefs, while 'Woman in France' questions conventional ideas about female virtues and marriage, and 'Notes on Form in Art' sets out theories of idealism and realism that she developed further in Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda. It also includes selections from Eliot's translations of works by Strauss and Feuerbach that challenged many ideas about Christianity; excerpts from her poems; and reviews of writers such as Wollstonecraft, Goethe and Browning. Wonderfully rich in imagery and observations, these pieces reveal the intellectual development of this most challenging and rewarding of writers.

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Though she is better known as a novelist - having created such literary gems as Silas Marner and Adam Bede - George Eliot was also a talented poet and essayist. This outstanding volume features a broad sampling of her best work in these genres, and is a fine introduction for readers unfamiliar with these writings. Divided into four sec...

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The works collected in this volume provide an illuminating introduction to George Eliot's incisive views on religion, art and science, and the nature and purpose of fiction. Essays such as 'Evangelical Teaching' show her rejecting her earlier religious beliefs, while 'Woman in France' questions conventional ideas about female virtues a...

A. S. Byatt was born in 1936 and educated in York and at Newnham College, Cambridge, of which she is now an Honorary Fellow. She taught English at University College, London, from 1972 to 183. She appears regularly on radio and television, and writes academic articles and literary journalism both in England and abroad. Her fiction incl...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 7.77 × 5.15 × 0.98 inPublished:March 5, 1991Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140431489

ISBN - 13:9780140431483

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Though she is better known as a novelist - having created such literary gems as Silas Marner and Adam Bede - George Eliot was also a talented poet and essayist. This outstanding volume features a broad sampling of her best work in these genres, and is a fine introduction for readers unfamiliar with these writings. Divided into four sections, Selected Essays, Poems and Other Writings is a treasure-trove of magazine essays, book reviews and shorter pieces that offer unique insight into the creative genius of this fascinating woman.