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The Cambridge Introduction to George Eliot

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  • Author: Nancy Henry, State University of New York, Binghamton
  • Date Published: April 2008
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521854627

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  • As the author of The Mill on the Floss and Middlemarch, George Eliot was one of the most admired novelists of the Victorian period, and she remains a central figure in the literary canon today. She was the first woman to take on the kind of political and philosophical fiction that had previously been a male preserve, combining rigorous intellectual ideas with a sensitive understanding of human relationships and making her one of the most important writers of the nineteenth century. This innovative introduction provides students with the religious, political, scientific and cultural contexts they need to understand and appreciate her novels, stories, poetry and critical essays. Nancy Henry also traces the reception of her work to the present, surveying a range of critical and theoretical responses. Each novel is discussed in a separate section, making this the most comprehensive short introduction available to this important author.

    • A one-stop introduction studying George Eliot
    • All her novels are discussed as well as her short stories and other writings
    • Contains essential information on reception and context in a digestible format
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    'Like the other titles in this useful series this gives a sound and comprehensive introduction both to the writer and to her works.' Contemporary Review

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    • Date Published: April 2008
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521854627
    • length: 142 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 150 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.24kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Life
    2. Historical contexts
    3. Literary influences
    4. Works
    5. Afterlife
    Further reading.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • 19th-Century Fiction: From Austen to Dickens
    • Literature of Science and Technology
  • Author

    Nancy Henry, State University of New York, Binghamton
    Nancy Henry is Associate Professor of English at the State University of New York at Binghamton.

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