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George Eliot and the conventions of popular women"s fiction

Susan Rowland Tush

George Eliot and the conventions of popular women"s fiction

a serious literary response to the "Silly novels by lady novelists"

by Susan Rowland Tush

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Published by P. Lang in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Eliot, George, 1819-1880 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
    • Popular literature -- Great Britain -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.,
    • English fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.,
    • Women -- Books and reading -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.,
    • Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [175]-178).

      StatementSusan Rowland Tush.
      SeriesAmerican university studies., v. 148
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR4688 .T87 1993
      The Physical Object
      Pagination178 p. ;
      Number of Pages178
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1719549M
      ISBN 100820418943
      LC Control Number92022663

        Eliot, George, Title: Felix Holt, the Radical Language: English: LoC Class: PR: Language and Literatures: English literature: Subject: England -- Fiction Subject: Love stories Subject: Domestic fiction Subject: Fathers and daughters -- Fiction Subject: Political fiction Subject: Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Fiction Subject. eorge Eliot published her first work of fiction, Scenes From Clerical Life, in Blackwood's Magazine serially (). The Mill on the Floss () reflects her break with her brother Isaac. Begun in November and completed on 10 March, , Silas Marner is a highly unified novella about learning to love unconditionally and act responsibly, about personal redemption through love.

      The occasional hundred-word sentences and confusing syntax would see to that. Accordingly, I swore that "one day" I would rewrite this book in a more engaging style. Finally, fifty years later I did it. Last year I released Silas Marner in Modern Language. The new version is now available at Amazon and at Barnes & Noble/5(2). George Combe's The Constitution on Man () was a hugely popular and influential text on phrenology in which Combe's claimed: 'We are physical, organic, and moral beings, acting under general laws'. George Eliot embraced this theory, which placed humans as part of a biological continuum twenty years before the publication of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species.

      George Eliot is an author whom dilatory writers can point to with some optimism: she didn’t start writing fiction until she was thirty-six, and then only at the encouragement of Lewes, who. George Eliot () was born in Chilvers Coton, Warwickshire. Her father was a carpenter who rose to be a land agent. When she was a few months old, the family moved to Griff, a 'cheerful red-brick, ivory-covered house', and there Eliot spent 21 years of his life among people that he later depicted in her novels.


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