The Life of George Eliot: A Critical Biography (Wiley Blackwell Critical Biographies)

The Life of George Eliot: A Critical Biography (Wiley Blackwell Critical Biographies)

By: Nancy Henry (author)Hardback

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The life story of the Victorian novelist George Eliot is as dramatic and complex as her best plots. This new assessment of her life and work combines recent biographical research with penetrating literary criticism, resulting in revealing new interpretations of her literary work.* A fresh look at George Eliot's captivating life story* Includes original new analysis of her writing* Deploys the latest biographical research* Combines literary criticism with biographical narrative to offer a rounded perspective

About Author

Nancy Henry is Professor of English at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She is the author of George Eliot and the British Empire (2002), the Cambridge Introduction to George Eliot (2008), and co-editor of Victorian Investments: New Perspectives on Finance and Culture (2009).


List of Illustrations ix Acknowledgments xi List of Abbreviations xiii 1 The History of a Writer: George Eliot and Biographies 1 2 Early Years: 1819--50 22 3 London and Lewes: 1850--4 64 4 Marian Lewes and George Eliot: 1855--60 95 5 Silas Marner and Romola: 1860--4 120 6 Felix Holt and The Spanish Gypsy: 1865--9 153 7 Middlemarch: 1870--2 181 8 Daniel Deronda: 1873--6 207 9 Impressions of Theophrastus Such: 1877--9 235 10 The Final Years: 1879 to Cross's Life 255 Bibliography 271 Index 287

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781405137058
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 314
  • ID: 9781405137058
  • weight: 542
  • ISBN10: 1405137053

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