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George Eliot in Context

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Margaret Harris, Kathryn Hughes, Joanne Shattock, Nancy Henry, Juliette Atkinson, Ruth Livesey, Clair Hughes, Elizabeth Gargano, Judith Flanders, Josie Billington, Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi, Joanne Wilkes, Richard Menke, John Rignall, Melissa Raines, Kieran Dolin, Dermot Coleman, Delia Da Sousa, Moira Gatens, Robert Dingley, Alicia Carroll, Oliver Lovesey, Carol Martin, Pauline Nestor, Michael Rectenwald, Lynn Voskuil, Judith Johnston, Leonée Ormond
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  • Date Published: July 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521764087

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  • George Eliot has always challenged her readers. Prodigiously learned, alive to the massive social changes of her time, defiant of many Victorian orthodoxies, she is at once chronicler and analyst, novelist of nostalgia and monumental thinker. In her great novel Middlemarch she writes of 'that tempting range of relevancies called the universe'. This volume identifies a range of 'relevancies' that form the various contexts – of her time, and of our own – pertinent to understanding and in the fullest sense appreciating George Eliot. The dimensions of her achievement are illuminated by cogent essays on particular facets of the many contexts – historical, intellectual, political, social, cultural – that inform her work. In addition there are discussions of her critical history and legacy, as well as of the material conditions of production and distribution of her work. Here is George Eliot in the twenty-first century.

    • Puts the life and work of George Eliot into its historical, intellectual, political and social contexts
    • A variety of topics and perspectives are presented in succinct form by expert scholars
    • Includes illustrations, a chronology and suggestions for further reading
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    • Date Published: July 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521764087
    • length: 368 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • contains: 24 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Chronology Margaret Harris
    Part I. Life and Afterlife:
    1. George Eliot's life Kathryn Hughes
    2. Publishers and publication Joanne Shattock
    3. Editions of George Eliot's work Joanne Shattock
    4. Genre Nancy Henry
    5. The biographical tradition Margaret Harris
    6. Afterlife Margaret Harris
    Part II. Critical Fortunes:
    7. Critical responses: to 1900 Juliette Atkinson
    8. Critical responses:
    1900–70 Juliette Atkinson
    9. Critical responses:
    1970–present Juliette Atkinson
    Part III. Cultural and Social Contexts:
    10. Class Ruth Livesey
    11. Dress Clair Hughes
    12. Education Elizabeth Gargano
    13. Etiquette Judith Flanders
    14. Families and kinship Josie Billington
    15. Gender and the woman question Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi
    16. Historiography Joanne Wilkes
    17. Industry and technology Richard Menke
    18. Interiors Judith Flanders
    19. Landscape John Rignall
    20. Language Melissa Raines
    21. Law Kieran Dolin
    22. Metropolitanism John Rignall
    23. Money Dermot Coleman
    24. Music Delia Da Sousa
    25. Philosophy Moira Gatens
    26. Politics Robert Dingley
    27. Race Alicia Carroll
    28. Religion Oliver Lovesey
    29. Romanticism Joanne Wilkes
    30. Rural life Carol Martin
    31. The science of the mind Pauline Nestor
    32. Secularism Michael Rectenwald
    33. Theatre Lynn Voskuil
    34. Transport Ruth Livesey
    35. Travel and tourism Judith Johnston
    36. Visual arts Leonée Ormond
    Further reading
    Index.

  • Editor

    Margaret Harris, University of Sydney
    Margaret Harris is Professor of English Literature and Director of Research Development in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney. She has published widely on nineteenth- and twentieth-century English and Australian literature.

    Contributors

    Margaret Harris, Kathryn Hughes, Joanne Shattock, Nancy Henry, Juliette Atkinson, Ruth Livesey, Clair Hughes, Elizabeth Gargano, Judith Flanders, Josie Billington, Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi, Joanne Wilkes, Richard Menke, John Rignall, Melissa Raines, Kieran Dolin, Dermot Coleman, Delia Da Sousa, Moira Gatens, Robert Dingley, Alicia Carroll, Oliver Lovesey, Carol Martin, Pauline Nestor, Michael Rectenwald, Lynn Voskuil, Judith Johnston, Leonée Ormond

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