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Author Anderson, Amanda
Title A Companion to George Eliot
Imprint New York : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2013
©2013
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (533 pages)
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Series Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Ser
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Ser
Note Cover -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction -- Imaginative Form and Literary Context -- Works -- Life and Reception -- Eliot in Her Time and Ours: Intellectual and Cultural Contexts -- Part I: Imaginative Form and Literary Context -- 1: Eliot and Narrative -- References -- 2: Metaphor and Masque -- References -- 3: "It Is of Little Use for Me to Tell You": George Eliot's Narrative Refusals -- Unnarration and Disnarration -- The Subnarratable: What Needn't Be Told Because It's Normal -- The Supranarratable: What Can't Be Told Because It's Ineffable -- References -- 4: Surprising Realism -- Sympathy and Knowledge -- Realist Surprises -- Realism's Plots -- References -- 5: Two Flowers: George Eliot's Diagrams and the Modern Novel -- Viewpoints -- Time Slips, Focal Shifts -- Impressions of Theophrastus Such -- Time Slips the Other Way -- Conclusion -- References -- Part II: Works -- 6: Scenes of Clerical Life and Silas Marner: Moral Fables -- Scenes of Clerical Life -- Silas Marner -- References -- 7: Adam Bede: History's Maggots -- References -- 8: The Mill on the Floss and "The Lifted Veil": Prediction, Prevention, Protection -- Introduction: Beginnings and Endings -- The Future in "The Lifted Veil" -- Predicting the End in The Mill on the Floss -- Conclusion: Development, Reading, and the Futures of The Mill on the Floss -- References -- 9: Romola: Historical Narration and the Communicative Dynamics of Modernity -- References -- 10: Felix Holt: Love in the Time of Politics -- References -- 11: Middlemarch: January in Lowick -- References -- 12: Daniel Deronda: Late Form, or After Middlemarch -- References -- 13: Poetry: The Unappreciated Eliot -- Opportune Anomaly -- Soundings -- Pulse Taking -- Amateur Standing -- References -- 14: Essays: Essay v. Novel (Eliot, Aloof) -- References
15: Impressions of Theophrastus Such: "Not a Story" -- References -- Part III: Life and Reception -- 16: The Reception of George Eliot -- References -- 17: George Eliot Among Her Contemporaries: A Life Apart -- Fellowship and Isolation -- Being "George Eliot" -- References -- 18: Feminist George Eliot Comes from the United States -- The George Eliot Question and Feminist Criticism of Women Writers -- Transatlantic Literary Relations and Reform -- Harriet Beecher Stowe, James T. and Annie Fields, and the Brother Question -- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps and the Woman Question -- References -- 19: Transatlantic Eliot: African American Connections -- Eliot and "the Negro Novel" -- African American Deployments of Eliot -- References -- Part IV: Eliot in Her Time and Ours: Intellectual and Cultural Contexts -- 20: Sympathy and the Basis of Morality -- The Neglect of Sympathy -- Types of Sympathy -- Morality Founded on Emotion, not Principle -- Sympathy: Indicative or Constitutive? -- Sympathy and Accuracy -- The Escape from Moral Stupidity -- The Relation of Sympathy to Morality -- References -- 21: George Eliot, Spinoza, and the Emotions -- Introduction: The Importance of Spinoza -- Traditions of Affect -- Spinoza on Love and Hate -- Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda -- References -- 22: George Eliot and the Law -- Eliot and the Criminal Law -- Eliot and the Civil Law -- References -- 23: George Eliot and Finance -- Beginnings -- Blood and Money -- George Eliot's Wealth -- Of Human Bondage -- Human Transactions -- An Aged Commercial Soul -- References -- 24: George Eliot and Politics -- Everything is "Poltics" -- In Defense of the Common -- The Commons and the World -- References -- 25: Imagining Locality and Affiliation: George Eliot's Villages -- Villages Remembered and Imagined -- Village Realism -- Printed Villages, Modern and Ancient -- References
26: George Eliot's Liberalism -- References -- 27: George Eliot: Gender and Sexuality -- References -- 28: The Cosmopolitan Eliot -- References -- 29: The Continental Eliot -- The Real God-Man -- From God-Man to Historical Women -- References -- 30: George Eliot and Secularism -- References -- 31: Living Theory: Personality and Doctrine in Eliot -- References -- 32: George Eliot and the Sciences of Mind: The Silence that Lies on the Other Side of Roar -- References -- 33: George Eliot and the Science of the Human -- We Belated Historians -- Involuntary, Palpitating Life -- The Natural History of Human Life -- The Limits of Variation -- Shadows of the Coming Race -- References -- 34: Eliot, Evolution, and Aesthetics -- References -- Index
This collection offers students and scholars of Eliot's work a timely critical reappraisal of her corpus, including her poetry and non-fiction, reflecting the latest developments in literary criticism. It features innovative analysis ­exploring the relation between Eliot's Victorian intellectual sensibilities and those of our own era. A comprehensive collection of essays written by leading Eliot scholars Offers a contemporary reappraisals of Eliot's work reflecting a broad range of current academic interests, including religion, science, ethics, politics, and aesthetics  Reflects the very latest developments in  literary scholarshipTraces the revealing links between Eliot's Victorian intellectual ­concerns and those of today
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Anderson, Amanda A Companion to George Eliot New York : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2013 9781119072478
Subject Eliot, George - Criticism and interpretation
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