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The Cambridge Companion to George Eliot

2nd Edition

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Nancy Henry, George Levine, Rosemarie Bodenheimer, Fionnuala Dillane, Donald Gray, Josephine McDonagh, Alexander Welsh, Dermot Coleman, Kate Flint, Amy M. King, Barry V. Qualls, Suzy Anger, Margaret Harris, Allison Clymer
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  • Date Published: March 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316644157

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  • This second edition of The Cambridge Companion to George Eliot includes several new chapters, providing an essential introduction to all aspects of Eliot's life and writing. Accessible essays by some of the most distinguished scholars of Victorian literature provide lucid and original insights into the work of one of the most important writers of the nineteenth century, author most famously of Middlemarch, Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, and Daniel Deronda. From an introduction that traces her originality as a realist novelist, the book moves on to extensive considerations of each of Eliot's novels, her life and her publishing history. Chapters address the problems of money, philosophy, religion, politics, gender and science, as they are developed in her novels. With its supplementary materials, including a chronology and an extensive section of suggested readings, this Companion is an invaluable tool for scholars and students alike.

    • Presents a fully revised edition with some new chapters that offer original insight into the life and works of George Eliot
    • Offers a collection of essays by leading scholars on nineteenth-century literature
    • Supplementary apparatus, including chronology and guides to further reading provide invaluable tools for scholars of George Eliot
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: March 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316644157
    • length: 304 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.51kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction – George Eliot and the art of realism Nancy Henry and George Levine
    2. A woman of many names Rosemarie Bodenheimer
    3. Marian Evans's journalism Fionnuala Dillane
    4. George Eliot and her publishers Donald Gray
    5. The early novels Josephine McDonagh
    6. The later novels Alexander Welsh
    7. George Eliot and money Dermot Coleman
    8. George Eliot and gender Kate Flint
    9. George Eliot and politics Nancy Henry
    10. George Eliot and science Amy M. King
    11. George Eliot and religion Barry V. Qualls
    12. George Eliot and philosophy Suzy Anger
    13. George Eliot's reputation Margaret Harris
    Guide to further reading Allison Clymer.

  • Editors

    George Levine, Rutgers University, New Jersey
    George Levine is Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University, New Jersey. His previous publications include Reading Thomas Hardy (Cambridge, 2017), Darwin the Writer (2011), Lifebirds (1997) and as editor, The Cambridge Companion to George Eliot (Cambridge, 1st edition, 2001).

    Nancy Henry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Nancy Henry is Professor of English and Distinguished Professor in Humanities at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her previous publications include: The Life of George Eliot (2012), The Cambridge Introduction to George Eliot (Cambridge, 2008) and George Eliot and the British Empire (Cambridge, 2002).


    Nancy Henry, George Levine, Rosemarie Bodenheimer, Fionnuala Dillane, Donald Gray, Josephine McDonagh, Alexander Welsh, Dermot Coleman, Kate Flint, Amy M. King, Barry V. Qualls, Suzy Anger, Margaret Harris, Allison Clymer

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