Literary Collections

Silly Novels by Lady Novelists

Author: George Eliot

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 128

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Describing the silliness and 'feminine fatuity' of many popular books by lady novelists, George Eliot perfectly skewers the formulaic yet bestselling works that dominated her time, with their loveably flawed heroines. She also examines the great women writers of France and their enrichment of the culture, and the varying qualities of literary translations. GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
Foreign Language Study

George Eliot and the Conventions of Popular Women's Fiction

Author: Susan Rowland Tush

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 178

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This work uses George Eliot's essay, «Silly Novels by Lady Novelists» as a guide for examining Eliot's response to the literary conventions prevalent in Victorian women's fiction. In her essay, Eliot refers to six popular novels, which are now extremly rare. This work is the first to examine these novels and the role that their conventions play in Eliot's own fiction. Accordingly, Adam Bede is seen within the context of Evangelical fiction. The mill on the Floss is viewed as a «oracular» novel, and Middlemarch is compared to «the mind and millinery» novels. Eliot's essay and «silly» novels she discussed thus provide a new way of measuring her fiction by her own yardstick.
Literary Criticism

The Victorian Art of Fiction

Author: Rohan Maitzen

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 348

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The Victorian Art of Fiction presents important Victorian statements on the form and function of fiction. The essays in this anthology address questions of genre, such as realism and sensationalism; questions of gender and authorship; questions of form, such as characterization, plot construction, and narration; and questions about the morality of fiction. The editor discusses where Victorian writing on the novel has been placed in accounts of the history of criticism and then suggests some reasons for reconsidering this conventional evaluation. Among the featured essayists and critics are John Ruskin, Walter Bagehot, George Henry Lewes, Leslie Stephen, Anthony Trollope, and Robert Louis Stevenson; the classic essays include George Eliot’s “Silly Novels by Lady Novelists” and Henry James’s “The Art of Fiction.”
Literary Criticism

A Serious Occupation

Author: Solveig C. Robinson

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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This anthology of literary criticism by Victorian women of letters brings together a wealth of difficult-to-find writings. Originally published from the 1830s through the 1890s, the essays concern a range of topics including poetry, fiction, non-fiction prose, the roles of literature and of criticism, topical reviews of major works, and retrospectives of major authors. Together, they demonstrate the impressive depth and breadth of Victorian women’s literary criticism. This Broadview anthology also includes an introduction, textual and explanatory notes, author biographies, and suggestions for further reading.
Literature

The Essays of "George Eliot."

Author: George Eliot

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Literature

Page: 288

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This collection contains every essay written in George Eliot's career, including some rare works like The Influence of Rationalism.
Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Introduction to George Eliot

Author: Nancy Henry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page:

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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.
Fiction

Middlemarch

Author: George Eliot

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 744

View: 229

George Eliot’s Middlemarch (1871-72) is one of the classic novels of English literature and was admired by Virginia Woolf as “one of the few English novels written for grown-up people.” The complex main plot and many subplots revolve around Dorothea Brooke, an ardent young woman, and her relationship to three men: Casaubon, a clergyman and scholar twice her age; Lydgate, an ambitious young doctor who shares Dorothea’s enthusiasm for reform but whose flaws compromise his ambitions; and Will Ladislaw, a young man of mysterious origins, romantic temperament, and artistic inclinations. A female Bildungsroman and a study of character and society in the realistic mode pioneered by Balzac, Middlemarch is also an historical novel that offers a panorama of English society in an era of social reform and political agitation. This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction and a rich selection of contextual materials, including contemporary reviews of the novel, other writings by George Eliot (essays, reviews, and criticism), and historical documents pertaining to medical reform, religious freedom, and the advent of the railroads.
Literary Collections

The Essays of George Eliot

Author: George Eliot

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 360

View: 338

George Eliot prepared for the press a few essays which she had written before she became famous. These essays she left, with the injunction that no fugitive writings of hers prior to 1857 should be republished, other than those thus prepared. Then they have been published as a volume in Harper's edition of the Works of George Eliot. The subjects presented are, Worldliness and Other-Worldliness, (the poet Young.) German Wit, (Henrich Heine). Evangelical Teaching, (Dr. Cumming.) Influence of Rationalism, (Mr. Lecky's History.) Natural History of German Life, (The books of W. H Richl.) and an Address to Working Men, by Felix Holt.
Literary Criticism

Victorian Criticism of the Novel

Author: Edwin M. Eigner

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

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By the end of the nineteenth century the novel unquestionably had become the most popular and influential of English literary forms. Yet it has not always been clear how the Victorians themselves regarded the nature of prose fiction. This volume is a collection of twelve 'landmark' essays that chart the development of English theories of fiction during the great age of the novel. Spanning the whole of the Victorian period, from Bulwer Lytton's 'On Art in Fiction' (1838) to Conrad's preface to The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' (1897), the volume also includes pieces by George Eliot, Henry James, Robert Louis Stevenson, and a number of the more important critics and reviewers of the time. The editors' introduction surveys the main issues, such as the debate between realism and romance, addressed by novel criticism throughout the period. Each of the selections that follow is set in its historical context by a prefatory essay and is fully annotated for the student. There is a helpful bibliography of further reading.

George Eliot Collection Volume IV

Author: George Eliot

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 700

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THREE BOOKS IN ONE! In one, beautifully laid-out volume three of George Eliot's most significant works. Included in this volume: Daniel Deronda How Lisa Loved The King Selected Essays, including Silly Novels by Lady Novelists, The Influence of Rationalism, The Grammar of Ornament, and An Address to Working Men by Felix Holt
Fiction

George Eliot: The Complete Collection

Author: George Eliot

Publisher: AB Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 1000

View: 486

his ebook comprises the complete writings of English writer George Eliot. The collection is sorted chronologically by book (or magazine) publication. There are the usual inline tables of contents and links after each text/chapter to get back to the respective tables. The dates of first publication are noted whenever available. Contents: Scenes of Clerical Life. (1858): The Sad Fortunes of the Rev. Amos Barton, Mr. Gilfil's Love Story, Janet's Repentance. Adam Bede. (1859) The Lifted Veil. (1859) The Mill on the Floss. (1860) Silas Marner, the Weaver of Raveloe. (1861) Romola. (1863) Brother Jacob. (1864) Felix Holt, the Radical. (1866) The Spanish Gypsy. (1868) Middlemarch. (1871/72) The Legend of Jubal, and Other Poems. (1874): The Legend of Jubal, Agatha, Armgart, How Lisa Loved the King, A Minor Prophet, Brother and Sister, Stradivarius, A College Breakfast-Party, Two Lovers, Self and Life, "Sweet Endings Come and Go, Love,” The Death of Moses, Arion, "O May I Join the Choir Invisible.” Daniel Deronda. (1876) Impressions of Theophrastus Such. (1879) The Essays: From the Note-Book of an Eccentric, How to Avoid Disappointment, The Wisdom of the Child, A Little Fable with a Great Moral, Hints on Snubbing, Carlyle's Life of Sterling, Margaret Fuller, Woman in France: Madame de Sablé, Three Months in Weimar, Evangelical Teaching: Dr. Cumming, German Wit: Henry Heine, The Natural History of German Life, Silly Novels by Lady Novelists, George Forster, Worldliness and Other-Worldliness: The Poet Young, The Influence of Rationalism, The Grammar of Ornament, Address to Working Men, by Felix Holt, Leaves from a Note-Book. Miscellaneous Poems: On Being Called a Saint, Farewell, Sonnet, Question and Answer, "'Mid my Gold-Brown Curls,” "'Mid the Rich Store,” "As Tu Va la Lune se Lever,” In A London Drawing Room, Arms! To Arms!, Ex Oriente Lux, In the South, Will Ladislaw's Song, Erinna, I Grant you Ample Leave, Mordecai's Hebrew Verses, Count that Day Lost.
Fiction

The Complete Works of George Eliot

Author: George Eliot

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 820

View: 690

This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete Works of George Eliot” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Scenes of Clerical Life (1858): The Sad Fortunes of the Rev. Amos Barton, Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story, Janet’s Repentance Adam Bede (1859) The Lifted Veil (1859) The Mill on the Floss (1860) Silas Marner, the Weaver of Raveloe (1861) Romola (1863) Brother Jacob (1864) Felix Holt, the Radical (1866) The Spanish Gypsy (1868) Middlemarch (1871/72) The Legend of Jubal, and Other Poems (1874): The Legend of Jubal, Agatha, Armgart, How Lisa Loved the King, A Minor Prophet, Brother and Sister, Stradivarius, A College Breakfast-Party, Two Lovers, Self and Life, “Sweet Endings Come and Go, Love,” The Death of Moses, Arion, “O May I Join the Choir Invisible.” Daniel Deronda (1876) Impressions of Theophrastus Such (1879) The Essays: From the Note-Book of an Eccentric, How to Avoid Disappointment, The Wisdom of the Child, A Little Fable with a Great Moral, Hints on Snubbing, Carlyle’s Life of Sterling, Margaret Fuller, Woman in France: Madame de Sablé, Three Months in Weimar, Evangelical Teaching: Dr. Cumming, German Wit: Henry Heine, The Natural History of German Life, Silly Novels by Lady Novelists, George Forster, Worldliness and Other-Worldliness: The Poet Young, The Influence of Rationalism, The Grammar of Ornament, Address to Working Men, by Felix Holt, Leaves from a Note-Book. Miscellaneous Poems: On Being Called a Saint, Farewell, Sonnet, Question and Answer, “’Mid my Gold-Brown Curls,” “’Mid the Rich Store,” “As Tu Va la Lune se Lever,” In A London Drawing Room, Arms! To Arms!, Ex Oriente Lux, In the South, Will Ladislaw’s Song, Erinna, I Grant you Ample Leave, Mordecai’s Hebrew Verses, Count that Day Lost. Mary Ann (Marian) Evans (1819 – 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator. She was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological insight.
English poetry

George Eliot

Author: George Eliot

Publisher: Portable Poetry

ISBN:

Category: English poetry

Page: 36

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In this volume we look at the works of the Victorian Authoress and Poet George Eliot. Mary Anne Evans was born in 1819. Her Father did not consider her a great beauty and thought her chances of marriage were slim. He therefore invested in her education and by the time she was 16 she had boarded at several schools acquiring a good education. With the death of her mother in 1835 she returned home to keep house for her father and siblings. By 1850 she had moved to London to work at the Westminster Review where she published many articles and essays. The following year Mary Anne or Marian, as she liked to be called, had met George Henry Lewes, and in 1854 they moved in together; a somewhat scandalous situation as he was already married albeit with complications. Her view on literature had taken some time to coalescence but with the publication of parts of Scenes From A clerical life in 1858 she knew she wanted to be a novelist and as her 1856 titled essay "Silly Novels by Lady Novelists" stated not a 'silly woman's one at that. Under the pseudonym of George Eliot that we know so well Adam Bede followed in 1859 followed by the other great novels of English literature Mill On The Floss, Silas Marner and Middlemarch. Success of course meant that her real name came out but it seemed not to affect how the public devoured her novels. Here, we look with a keen eye at her poetry. Although slim in number she is able to take a situation, scene or thought and bring us into its world with undeniable care.
Literary Criticism

Victorian Prose

Author: Rosemary J. Mundhenk

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 504

View: 835

This engaging, informative collection of Victorian nonfiction prose juxtaposes classic texts and canonical writers with more obscure writings and authors in order to illuminate important debates in nineteenth-century Britain—inviting modern readers to see the age anew. The collection represents the voices of a broad scope of women and men on a range of nineteenth-century cultural issues and in various forms—from periodical essays to travel accounts, letters to lectures, and autobiographies to social surveys. With its fifty-six substantial selections, Victorian Prose reaches beyond the work of Carlyle, Newman, Mill, Arnold, and Ruskin to uncover an array of lesser-known voices of the era. Women writers are given full attention—writings by Mary Prince, Dinah M. Craik, Florence Nightingale, Frances P. Cobbe, and Lucie Duff Gordon are among the entries. Excerpts cover such topics of the age as British imperialism, the crisis of religious faith, and debates about gender. On the issue of colonial expansion, opinions range from Benjamin Disraeli's celebration of empire-building as evidence of Britain's glory to David Livingstone's promotion of commerce with Africa as a way to retard the slave trade and make it unprofitable. Views on "the woman question" extend from John Stuart Mill's defense of women's rights to Mrs. Humphry Ward's opposition to women's franchise and Sarah Ellis's support for the domestic ideal. This invaluable resource features: attention to important noncanonical writers—including a generous selection of women writers; a wide range of written forms, including periodical essays, travel accounts, letters, lectures, autobiographies, and social surveys; both chronological and thematic tables of contents—the latter encompassing subject areas such as England at home and abroad, the new sciences, religion, and the status of women; selections drawn from the original nineteenth-century editions; and annotations to each text that aid nonspecialists in understanding unfamiliar names, terms, and cultural debates.
Fiction

The Complete Works

Author: George Eliot

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 820

View: 166

This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Scenes of Clerical Life (1858): The Sad Fortunes of the Rev. Amos Barton, Mr. Gilfil's Love Story, Janet's Repentance Adam Bede (1859) The Lifted Veil (1859) The Mill on the Floss (1860) Silas Marner, the Weaver of Raveloe (1861) Romola (1863) Brother Jacob (1864) Felix Holt, the Radical (1866) The Spanish Gypsy (1868) Middlemarch (1871/72) The Legend of Jubal, and Other Poems (1874): The Legend of Jubal, Agatha, Armgart, How Lisa Loved the King, A Minor Prophet, Brother and Sister, Stradivarius, A College Breakfast-Party, Two Lovers, Self and Life, "Sweet Endings Come and Go, Love," The Death of Moses, Arion, "O May I Join the Choir Invisible." Daniel Deronda (1876) Impressions of Theophrastus Such (1879) The Essays: From the Note-Book of an Eccentric, How to Avoid Disappointment, The Wisdom of the Child, A Little Fable with a Great Moral, Hints on Snubbing, Carlyle's Life of Sterling, Margaret Fuller, Woman in France: Madame de Sablé, Three Months in Weimar, Evangelical Teaching: Dr. Cumming, German Wit: Henry Heine, The Natural History of German Life, Silly Novels by Lady Novelists, George Forster, Worldliness and Other-Worldliness: The Poet Young, The Influence of Rationalism, The Grammar of Ornament, Address to Working Men, by Felix Holt, Leaves from a Note-Book. Miscellaneous Poems: On Being Called a Saint, Farewell, Sonnet, Question and Answer, "'Mid my Gold-Brown Curls," "'Mid the Rich Store," "As Tu Va la Lune se Lever," In A London Drawing Room, Arms! To Arms!, Ex Oriente Lux, In the South, Will Ladislaw's Song, Erinna, I Grant you Ample Leave, Mordecai's Hebrew Verses, Count that Day Lost. Mary Anne Evans (1819–1880; alternatively "Mary Ann" or "Marian"), known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era.