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Middlemarch

By George Eliot
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The book examines the role of education in the lives of the characters and how such education and study has affected the characters. Rosamond Vincy’s finishing school education is a foil to Dorothea Brooke’s religiously-motivated quest for knowledge. Rosamond initially admires Lydgate for his exotic education, and his intellect. A similar dynamic is present in Dorothea and Casaubon’s relationship, with Dorothea revering her new husband’s intellect and eloquence. In both cases, however, the young wives’ expectations of their husbands’ intellects are not reflected in reality.

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Middlemarch

By George Eliot
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101153830
  • Pages : 912
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 989
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On April 10, 1994, PBS stations nationwide will air the first episode of a lavish six-part Masterpiece Theatre production of Eliot's brilliant work, Middlemarch, hosted by Russell Baker and produced by Louis Marks. The Modern Library is pleased to offer this official companion edition, complete with tie-in art and printed on acid-free paper. Unabridged.

Middlemarch

By George Eliot
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bantam Classics
  • Isbn : 0553904574
  • Pages : 1088
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 415
  • File Pdf: middlemarch.pdf

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On April 10, 1994, PBS stations nationwide will air the first episode of a lavish six-part Masterpiece Theatre production of Eliot's brilliant work, Middlemarch, hosted by Russell Baker and produced by Louis Marks. The Modern Library is pleased to offer this official companion edition, complete with tie-in art and printed on acid-free paper. Unabridged.

Middlemarch in the Twenty-First Century

By Karen Chase
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 9780198038016
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 373
  • File Pdf: middlemarch-in-the-twenty-first-century.pdf

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Middlemarch is the prime example of George Eliot's dictum that "interpretations are illimitable," and in this collection of new essays Middlemarch is re-examined as an open text responsive to gaps and fissures, and as resistant to authority as it is to other fixed notions of identity, idealism, and gender. What does the novel omit, and how do the omissions shape what is there? How shall we understand the materiality of the text? What problems does it pose to adaptation? The novel's plasticity becomes a basis for investigation into the multiple forms of expressiveness, and a consideration of how we might plot the patterns linguistically, ideologically, even cinematically. New spaces emerge within character, place, and narrative; what seemed absent or inaccessible assumes shape and definition; Middlemarch remains "Victorian" but it is a Victorianism understood through the dual perspectives of the 19th and 21st centuries. Scholars of George Eliot and students of Victorianism will be engaged by the wide-ranging scope of these essays, which nonetheless build on each other to form a coherent narrative of critical reflections. If there is something for everyone in Middlemarch, there is also something compelling about each of the essays in this collection.

Middlemarch (Unabridged)

By George Eliot
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8027246350
  • Pages : 824
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 286
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This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life is centered on the lives of the residents of Middlemarch, a fictitious Midlands town, from 1829 onwards—the years preceding the 1832 Reform Act. The narrative is variably considered to consist of three or four plots of unequal emphasis: the life of Dorothea Brooke; the career of Tertius Lydgate; the courtship of Mary Garth by Fred Vincy; and the disgrace of Nicholas Bulstrode. Significant themes include the status of women, the nature of marriage, idealism, self-interest, religion, hypocrisy, political reform, and education.

Middlemarch

By George Eliot
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  • Publisher : ALBA Editorial
  • Isbn : 8484288838
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 851
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Dorothea Brooke, a los diecinueve años, ha recibido «una educación para jovencitas comparable a las cavilaciones y opiniones de un ratón pensante», pero, activa e idealista, enamorada de un sesudo erudito en temas mitológicos, desea, «pobre criatura, ser sabia también ella». Con esa altitud de miras contrae matrimonio... y el matrimonio es un fracaso. Tertius Lydgate, por su parte, joven médico emprendedor, anhela convertir la provinciana ciudad de Middlemarch a la «cultura científica», desafiando prejuicios e implantando reformas: a la bella Rosamond Vincy el talento del joven le suena a «una condecoración en la solapa o un ilustrísimo delante del nombre» y está convencida de que casándose con él accederá a una gloriosa vida social. También su matrimonio es un fracaso. Y, en tercer término, Fred Vincy, el muchacho superfluo y sin vocación, y Mary Garth, la muchacha hacendosa y prudente, se gustan, se separan, se ponen a prueba y se vuelven a encontrar antes de consagrar ese vínculo al que sólo la experiencia y la resistencia parecen garantizar la fortuna y la felicidad. Middlemarch (1871-1872) es la historia de tres parejas sujetas a los frágiles hilos del saber y el error, entretejida con la crónica minuciosa de los destinos de toda una comunidad en una época de cambios y reacción. Quintaesencia de la novela victoriana, George Eliot marcó con ella un hito en la historia de la literatura universal.

Middlemarch

By George Eliot
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  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Isbn : 3986474080
  • Pages : 879
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 885
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Middlemarch George Eliot - Middlemarch, A Study of Provincial Life is a novel by the English author George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans). Set in a fictitious Midlands town from 1829 to 1832, it follows distinct, intersecting stories with many characters.Issues include the status of women, the nature of marriage, idealism, self-interest, religion, hypocrisy, political reform, and education. Despite comic elements, Middlemarch uses realism to encompass historical events: the 1832 Reform Act, early railways, and the accession of King William IV. It views contemporary medicine and examines reactionary views in a settled community facing unwelcome change.Initial reviews were mixed, but it is now seen widely as her best work and one of the great novels in English.

Middlemarch. Volumul 1

By Eliot George
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  • Publisher : Elefant Online
  • Isbn : 9737245113
  • Pages : 292
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 965
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Middlemarch este, în general, recunoscut nu numai ca încununarea geniului lui George Eliot, dar și ca unul dintre cele mai frumoase romane apărute în limba engleză. George Eliot (1819-1880), pseudonimul literar al lui Mary Ann Evans, a fost una dintre cele mai prețuite scriitoare ale epocii victoriene. Femeie de mare erudiție, cunoscătoare a limbilor clasice și a filosofiei, traducătoare de texte filosofice din germană, ea a fost și o precursoare în lupta pentru afirmarea drepturilor femeii în societate. A debutat cu povestiri în 1857 și a devenit celebră în urma publicării romanelor Adam Bede (1859), Moara de pe Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871-1872).

Middlemarch (Musaicum Vintage Classics)

By George Eliot
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : EAN:4064066384548
  • Pages : 577
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 399
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Middlemarch, mirrors the complexity and the calm under the storm of a seemingly simple and boring provincial life. Full of colorful characters, rich in satire and suspense, Middlemarch remains the great English novels, a modern tale, a classic which till this day make us wonder and question ourselves. Significant themes include the status of women, the nature of marriage, idealism, self-interest, religion, hypocrisy, political reform, and education. Story is centered on the lives of the residents of Middlemarch, a fictitious Midlands town, from 1829 onwards—the years preceding the 1832 Reform Act. The narrative is variably considered to consist of three or four plots of unequal emphasis: the life of Dorothea Brooke; the career of Tertius Lydgate; the courtship of Mary Garth by Fred Vincy; and the disgrace of Nicholas Bulstrode.

Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece

By Michael Gorra
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  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Isbn : 0871403285
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 476
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A revelatory biography of the American master as told through the lens of his greatest novel. Henry James (1843–1916) has had many biographers, but Michael Gorra has taken an original approach to this great American progenitor of the modern novel, combining elements of biography, criticism, and travelogue in re-creating the dramatic backstory of James’s masterpiece, Portrait of a Lady (1881). Gorra, an eminent literary critic, shows how this novel—the scandalous story of the expatriate American heiress Isabel Archer—came to be written in the first place. Traveling to Florence, Rome, Paris, and England, Gorra sheds new light on James’s family, the European literary circles—George Eliot, Flaubert, Turgenev—in which James made his name, and the psychological forces that enabled him to create this most memorable of female protagonists. Appealing to readers of Menand’s The Metaphysical Club and McCullough’s The Greater Journey, Portrait of a Novel provides a brilliant account of the greatest American novel of expatriate life ever written. It becomes a piercing detective story on its own.

Middlemarch

By George Eliot
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  • Publisher : Editorial Alvi Books
  • Isbn : 9798680762189
  • Pages : 708
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 630
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"Middlemarch: Un estudio de la vida en provincias" es una novela de George Eliot, el seudónimo de Mary Anne Evans, llamada posteriormente Marian Evans. Es su séptima novela, comenzada en 1869 aunque se vio interrumpida durante un tiempo por la enfermedad de Thornton Lewes, el hijo de su pareja George Henry Lewes. Al año siguiente la retomó uniendo varias historias en una y dándoles coherencia, y durante 1871 y 1872 la novela se publicó en fascículos. La primera edición completa en un solo tomo se lanzó en 1874 y fue un gran éxito de ventas. La novela se desarrolla en la ficticia ciudad de Middlemarch, en la región inglesa de las Midlands durante los años 1830 -1832. La historia tiene varias líneas argumentales y un amplio número de personajes, y además de su claridad al entrelazar los relatos, incluye otros temas subyacentes como la situación de la mujer, la naturaleza del matrimonio, el idealismo y el interés personal, la religión y la hipocresía, las reformas políticas y la educación. Tiene un ritmo pausado, el tono es ligeramente didáctico (la voz de la autora irrumpe ocasionalmente a través de la narrativa) y nos muestra un cuadro muy amplio de la vida en provincias. A pesar de que tiene algunos personajes cómicos (El señor Brooke, la diminuta tía Miss Noble) y otros con nombre cómico (la señora Dollop- cucharada en inglés-) Middlemarch es una novela realista. En la actualidad está considerada como uno de los grandes iconos de la literatura inglesa.

Transport in British Fiction

By A. Gavin,A. Humphries
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1137499044
  • Pages : 273
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 959
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Book Summary:

Transport in British Fiction is the first essay collection devoted to transport and its various types horse, train, tram, cab, omnibus, bicycle, ship, car, air and space as represented in British fiction across a century of unprecedented technological change that was as destabilizing as it was progressive.

Foucault's Pendulum

By Umberto Eco
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  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Isbn : 0547539681
  • Pages : 658
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 947
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Bored with their work, three Milanese editors cook up "the Plan," a hoax that connects the medieval Knights Templar with other occult groups from ancient to modern times. This produces a map indicating the geographical point from which all the powers of the earth can be controlled—a point located in Paris, France, at Foucault’s Pendulum. But in a fateful turn the joke becomes all too real, and when occult groups, including Satanists, get wind of the Plan, they go so far as to kill one of the editors in their quest to gain control of the earth.Orchestrating these and other diverse characters into his multilayered semiotic adventure, Eco has created a superb cerebral entertainment.

Selected Essays, Poems and Other Writings

By A. S. Byatt,George Eliot
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 0141958723
  • Pages : 544
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 561
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The works collected in this volume provide an illuminating introduction to George Eliot's incisive views on religion, art and science, and the nature and purpose of fiction. Essays such as 'Evangelical Teaching' show her rejecting her earlier religious beliefs, while 'Woman in France' questions conventional ideas about female virtues and marriage, and 'Notes on Form in Art' sets out theories of idealism and realism that she developed further in Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda. It also includes selections from Eliot's translations of works by Strauss and Feuerbach that challenged many ideas about Christianity; excerpts from her poems; and reviews of writers such as Wollstonecraft, Goethe and Browning. Wonderfully rich in imagery and observations, these pieces reveal the intellectual development of this most challenging and rewarding of writers.

Scenes of Clerical Life

By George Eliot
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  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Isbn : 3849650499
  • Pages : 476
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 692
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The first of the three stories, 'The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton,' is the slightest and simplest. Mr. Barton, a curate, with an income of eighty pounds a-year, with an angelic but sickly wife and a host of hungry little children, allows himself to be duped by the title of a 'Countess Czerlaski,' the handsome English widow of a Polish dancing-master. The countess quarrels with her brother, Mr. Bridmain, and throws herself on the hospitality of the Bartons. Her visit lasts beyond all reasonable time, the unfortunate couple are eaten up by the expense of providing for her, Mr. Barton's character is aspersed on account of his kindness to her, and Mrs. Barton dies of working for her. Mr. Barton loses his curacy, goes into another neighbourhood, and, after many years, revisits his wife's grave in company with his children. The next story tells how the Rev. Maynard Gilfil loved Tina Sarti, an Italian orphan, who had been brought to England by Sir Christopher and Lady Cheverel, and lived under their shadow in a dignified country house. Tina, however, had fixed her affections on Sir Christopher's nephew, Captain Wybrow; and when the captain pays court to a beautiful, rich, and lofty heiress, the little Italian girl is so exasperated by his conduct, that she resolves to stab him at an appointed interview. She is happily spared this crime, as, on reaching the place of meeting, she finds the faithless captain dead from a sudden attack of heart-disease ...

Routledge Library Editions: George Eliot

By Various Authors
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Isbn : 1317288645
  • Pages : 1246
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 326
  • File Pdf: routledge-library-editions.pdf

Book Summary:

This set reissues 5 books on George Eliot originally published between 1963 and 1989. The volumes examine many of Eliot’s most respected works, including Middlemarch, The Mill on the Floss and Silas Marner. As well as proving in-depth analyses of Eliot’s work, this collection also includes an extensive collection of her critical articles written between 1846 and 1868. This set will be of particular interest to students of literature.

Middlemarch. Illustrated edition

By George Eliot
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  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Isbn : PKEY:SMP2200000180469
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 265
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Mary Anne Evans (this is the real name of the writer) was a woman of educated, talented and creative mind — a kind of English George Sand. The width of her views and deep knowledge are reflected in her books. The most recognized masterpiece of the literary heritage of the writer was her novel "Middlemarch". Eliot showed how a powerful aspiration for good can destroy a hidden weakness; how the complexity of the character negates noble impulses and how moral rebirths comprehend people who were not bad at first.

Jane Eyre

By Charlotte Brontë
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0192527037
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 271
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"Gentle reader, may you never feel what I then felt!" Throughout the hardships of her childhood - spent with a severe aunt and abusive cousin, and later at the austere Lowood charity school - Jane Eyre clings to a sense of self-worth, despite of her treatment from those close to her. At the age of eighteen, sick of her narrow existence, she seeks work as a governess. The monotony of Jane's new life at Thornfield Hall is broken up by the arrival of her peculiar and changeful employer, Mr Rochester. Routine at the mansion is further disrupted by mysterious incidents that draw the pair closer together but which, once explained, threaten Jane's happiness and integrity. A flagship of Victorian fiction, Jane Eyre draws the reader in by the vigour of Jane's voice and the novel's forceful depiction of childhood injustice, of the restraints placed upon women, and the complexities of both faith and passion. The emotional charge of Jane's story is as strong today as it was more than 150 years ago, as she seeks dignity and freedom on her own terms. In this new edition, Juliette Atkinson explores the power of narrative voice and looks at the striking physicality of the novel, which is both shocking and romantic.

George Eliot

By David Carroll
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1136174095
  • Pages : 528
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 892
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The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's novels. The carefully selected sources range from landmark essays in the history of criticism to journalism and contemporary opinion, and little published documentary material such as letters and diaries. Significant pieces of criticism from later periods are also included, in order to demonstrate the fluctuations in an author's reputation. Each volume contains an introduction to the writer's published works, a selected bibliography, and an index of works, authors and subjects. The Collected Critical Heritage set will be available as a set of 68 volumes and the series will also be available in mini sets selected by period (in slipcase boxes) and as individual volumes.

George Eliot

By David Carroll
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1136174168
  • Pages : 485
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 426
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The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's novels. The carefully selected sources range from landmark essays in the history of criticism to journalism and contemporary opinion, and little published documentary material such as letters and diaries. Significant pieces of criticism from later periods are also included, in order to demonstrate the fluctuations in an author's reputation. Each volume contains an introduction to the writer's published works, a selected bibliography, and an index of works, authors and subjects. The Collected Critical Heritage set will be available as a set of 68 volumes and the series will also be available in mini sets selected by period (in slipcase boxes) and as individual volumes.

Can You Forgive Her

By Anthony Trollope
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Isbn : 8726803747
  • Pages : 852
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 659
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First published in serial form, ‘Can You Forgive Her?’ is the first of Anthony Trollope’s six novels in the Palliser series, also known as the Parliamentary novels. At the centre of the story is young Alice Vavasor, who finds herself torn between two men – the dependable John Grey and her reckless cousin George. Alice’s turmoil is contrasted with parallel stories following the romantic fortunes of her aunt Arabella Greenow, and her incredibly wealthy cousin Lady Glencora Palliser, as each woman navigates social conventions of the time in order to find happiness. Issues of politics, privacy and marriage collide as the women each try to answer the question Alice asks herself early on - ‘What should a woman do with her life?’ Anthony Trollope (1815 – 1882) was a Victorian writer and author of 47 novels. He also wrote an autobiography, short stories and plays, travel articles, reviews and lectures. A prolific writer, he made no secret of the fact that money was his motivation for writing – an admission which raised eyebrows among his literary contemporaries at the time. The amount of works Trollope authored are testament to his belief in hard work. His first successful novel was The Warden followed by its sequel, Barchester Towers. The Chronicles of Barsetshire are perhaps his most well-known series of novels, though many of his works have been adapted for TV and radio, starring many familiar faces such as Alan Rickman, David Tennant, Bill Nighy and Tom Hollander. Alongside his literary career, Trollope also worked for some time for the Post Office and is credited with the introduction of the iconic post box to Britain. A memorial to Anthony Trollope was unveiled in Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey in 1993.

Reading for Our Time

By J. Hillis Miller
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  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Isbn : 0748654402
  • Pages : 216
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 432
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Book Summary:

A masterclass in attentive reading offering brilliant insights into two of George Eliot's novels

What Matters in Jane Austen?

By John Mullan
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Isbn : 1620400448
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 768
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Which important Austen characters never speak? Is there any sex in Austen? What do the characters call one another, and why? What are the right and wrong ways to propose marriage? In What Matters in Jane Austen?, John Mullan shows that we can best appreciate Austen's brilliance by looking at the intriguing quirks and intricacies of her fiction. Asking and answering some very specific questions about what goes on in her novels, he reveals the inner workings of their greatness.? ?In twenty short chapters, each of which explores a question prompted by Austens novels, Mullan illuminates the themes that matter most in her beloved fiction. Readers will discover when Austen's characters had their meals and what shops they went to; how vicars got good livings; and how wealth was inherited. What Matters in Jane Austen? illuminates the rituals and conventions of her fictional world in order to reveal her technical virtuosity and daring as a novelist. It uses telling passages from Austen's letters and details from her own life to explain episodes in her novels: readers will find out, for example, what novels she read, how much money she had to live on, and what she saw at the theater.? ? Written with flair and based on a lifetime's study, What Matters in Jane Austen? will allow readers to appreciate Jane Austen's work in greater depth than ever before.

Deeper Splendor

By Robert P. Vande Kappelle
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 1666797979
  • Pages : 204
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 383
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Life’s ultimate adventure—its grandest game and greatest challenge—is the spiritual transformation of the self. According to Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, personality and spirituality are interrelated, spirituality flowing out of individuality. Noting that people differ in fundamental ways, even though they possess the same instincts to drive them from within, Jung discovered that preference, rather than instinct, upbringing, environment, or genetic conditioning, is central to personality. The task of spirituality, then, is not to help us achieve correct doctrine or attain saintly status, but rather to help us best understand our humanity. This endeavor drives Deeper Splendor, a study of spirituality and personality in modern literature. We focus on modern literature, rather than on theology, philosophy, psychology, or sociology, because, as this volume makes clear, one of the best resources for studying transformative spirituality is great literature. The great power of literature is that it speaks of human action and thought, not in the dry, matter-of-fact terms of history, ethics, psychology, or some other science, but in ways that are lively, uplifting, and productive. Engaging with great literature is like beginning a love affair. Such encounters may appear daunting at first, but when you fall in love, you want to know everything about the object of your love, and every encounter leaves you wanting more. When literature enhances spirituality—as is true in the dozen or more selections examined in Deeper Splendor—each literary moment renders us more fully alive. Like its companion texts, Wading in Water and Deep Splendor, this volume is useful for individual or group study. Each chapter concludes with questions suitable for discussion or reflection.

Felix Holt, the Radical

By George Eliot
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Isbn : 8726614464
  • Pages : 285
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 369
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In "Felix Holt, the Radical", an opportunistic bid for power sparks a dramatic love triangle. It’s the early 1830s in England, and the town of Treby is gearing up for an election. Harold Transome, a radical candidate, is leading the pack. The problem is that he’s lacking in real beliefs—he’s in politics for the fame. As the election draws nearer, Treby becomes a powder keg of tension. And to make matters worse, Harold and Felix Holt, a man with very real radical beliefs, fall for the same woman. "Felix Holt, the Radical" may be a ‘social novel’, but it’s still brimming with Eliot’s trademark humour and humanity. If you’re a fan of Dickens’ blend of political commentary and compelling drama, definitely give this novel a shot. George Eliot, pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans (1819–1890), was an English novelist, journalist and poet. She took a realist approach to storytelling, finding the drama and beauty in the day-to-day existence of England’s rural working classes. Her most famous novels include "Middlemarch", "The Mill on the Floss" and "Adam Bede". Eliot’s personal life was the subject of some controversy. For over two decades, she lived together with George Henry Lewes, a married man—he was estranged from his wife but never officially divorced. Their relationship offended Victorian sensibilities, but failed to dent Eliot’s popularity with readers. The pair are buried side-by-side in London’s Highgate Cemetery.

Bad Form

By Kent Puckett
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0190450312
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 294
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What--other than embarrassment--could one hope to gain from prolonged exposure to the social mistake? Why think much about what many would like simply to forget? In Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel, Kent Puckett argues that whatever its awkwardness, the social mistake-the blunder, the gaffe, the faux pas-is a figure of critical importance to the nineteenth-century novel. While offering significant new readings of Thackeray, Flaubert, Eliot, James, and others, Puckett shows how the classic realist novel achieves its coherence thanks to minor mistakes that novels both represent and make. While uncovering the nineteenth-century novel's persistent social and structural reliance on the non-catastrophic mistake-eating peas with your knife, saying the wrong thing, overdressing-Bad Form argues that the novel's once considerable cultural authority depends on what we might otherwise think of as that authority's opposite: a jittery, anxious, obsessive attention to the mistakes of others that is its own kind of bad form. Drawing on sociology, psychoanalysis, narrative theory, and the period's large literature on etiquette, Puckett demonstrates that the nineteenth-century novel relies for its form on the paradoxical force of the social mistake.

The Angel out of the House

By Dorice Williams Elliott
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  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Isbn : 0813922011
  • Pages : 270
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 175
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Was nineteenth-century British philanthropy the "truest and noblest woman’s work" and praiseworthy for having raised the nation’s moral tone, or was it a dangerous mission likely to cause the defeminization of its practitioners as they became "public persons"? In Victorian England, women’s participation in volunteer work seemed to be a natural extension of their domestic role, but like many other assumptions about gender roles, the connection between charitable and domestic work is the result of specific historical factors and cultural representations. Proponents of women as charitable workers encouraged philanthropy as being ideal work for a woman, while opponents feared the practice was destined to lead to overly ambitious and manly behavior. In The Angel out of the House Dorice Williams Elliott examines the ways in which novels and other texts that portrayed women performing charitable acts helped to make the inclusion of philanthropic work in the domestic sphere seem natural and obvious. And although many scholars have dismissed women’s volunteer endeavors as merely patriarchal collusion, Elliott argues that the conjunction of novelistic and philanthropic discourse in the works of women writers—among them George Eliot and Elizabeth Gaskell, Hannah More and Anna Jameson—was crucial to the redefinition of gender roles and class relations. In a fascinating study of how literary works contribute to cultural and historical change, Elliott’s exploration of philanthropic discourse in nineteenth-century literature demonstrates just how essential that forum was in changing accepted definitions of women and social relations.

Postcolonial George Eliot

By Oliver Lovesey
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1137332123
  • Pages : 310
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 313
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This book examines the range of the colonial imaginary in Eliot’s works, from the domestic and regional to ancient and speculative colonialisms. It challenges monolithic, hegemonic views of George Eliot — whose novelistic career paralleled the creation of British India — and also dismissals of the postcolonial as ahistorical. It uncovers often-overlooked colonized figures in the novels. It also investigates Victorian Islamophobia in light of Eliot’s impatience with ignorance, intolerance, and xenophobia as well as her interrogation of the make-believe of endings. Drawing on a range of sources from Eugène Bodichon’s Algerian anthropological texts, the Persian journals of John Martyn, and postmodern re-engagements, Postcolonial George Eliot has implications for an understanding of the globalization of English, the decolonization of disciplinarity and periodization, and the roots of present-day conflict in the wider Mediterranean world.

Victorian Jewelry, Identity, and the Novel

By Jean Arnold
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317002202
  • Pages : 182
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 572
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In this study of Victorian jewels and their representation, Jean Arnold explores the role material objects play in the cultural cohesion of the West. Diamonds and other gems, Arnold argues, symbolized the most closely held beliefs of the Victorians and thus can be considered "prisms of culture." Mined in the far reaches of the empire, they traversed geographical space and cultural boundaries, representing monetary value and evoking empire, class lineage, class membership, gender relations, and aesthetics. Arnold analyzes the many roles material objects fill in Western culture and surveys the cross-cultural history of the Victorian diamond, uncovering how this object became both preeminent and representative of Victorian values. Her close readings of Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone, George Eliot's Middlemarch, William Makepeace Thackeray's The Great Hoggarty Diamond, and Anthony Trollope's The Eustace Diamonds show gendered, aesthetic, economic, fetishistic, colonial, legal, and culturally symbolic interpretations of jewelry as they are enacted through narrative. Taken together, these divergent interpretations offer a holistic view of a material culture's affective attachment to objects. As the assigned meanings of jewels turn them into symbols of power, personal relationships, and valued ideas, human interactions with gems elicit emotional responses that bind the materialist culture together.

Encyclopedia of the Novel

By Paul Schellinger
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135918260
  • Pages : 838
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 582
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Summer

By Edith Wharton
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  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Isbn : 0486847098
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 684
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A naive girl from a humble background conducts a torrid romance with an ambitious city boy in this sensational tale of a woman's sexual awakening by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Ethan Frome.

The English Middle-Class Novel

By T.B. Tomlinson
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1349028754
  • Pages : 202
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 966
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