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  • Collection: George Eliot Review Issue 38: 2007

Review of 142 Strand: A Radical Address in Victorian London by Rosemary Ashton and George Eliot in Germany, 1854-55 by Gerlinde Röder-Bolton

The outlines of Marian Evans's life in the years immediately preceding her emergence as George Eliot are well-known-her work for the Westminster Review, her relationships with Chapman, Spencer and Lewes, and then her departure with the latter to…

Awakening the 'mere pulsation of desire' in Silas Marner

In George Eliot's Middlemarch, the narrator reflects on those crucial events which shape pathways in our lives. For Tertius Lydgate, this occurs with the chance opening of a book to a particular page: [T]he first passage that drew his eyes was on the…

Address at the George Eliot Memorial Gardens Wreath Laying, 2006

May I begin by thanking the Fellowship for the invitation to be the principal guest at the annual wreath-laying ceremony. My association with today's event goes back over a number of years bringing students to lay a floral tribute at the obelisk.…

Review of George Eliot and the Discourses of Medievalism by Judith Johnston

George Eliot and the Discourses of Medievalism argues that Eliot abandons realism in her last two novels in favour of medievalism, and that recognizing the presence and function of medieval discourses in Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda enables…

Review of Middlemarch in the Twenty-first Century ed. by Karen Chase

This set of eight original essays engages afresh with a novel that many readers might claim to know well, in such a way as to make 'the lights and shadows ... fall with a certain difference' (chap. xxi). Karen Chase is well-known for her own studies…

Review of George Eliot by Rosemary Ashton

Oxford's publication of 'Bite-sized biographies of Britain's most fascinating historical figures' brings to mind Pascal's famous apology for the length of his letter: 'I have not had time to make it shorter'. Would Rosemary Ashton, who has written…

The George Eliot Centenary of 1919

The centenary of George Eliot's birth in 1919 was recognized as an opportunity to commemorate her connection with the parts of Warwickshire where she was born and spent her early life. While her association with Coventry and Nuneaton had been noted…

Review of Identifying the Remains: George Eliot's Death in the London Religious Press by K.K. Collins

This is a detailed examination of the various religious-based obituaries which followed George Eliot's death in December 1880. It exposes misinformation, largely biographical, examines bias, confusion, open and concealed concerns, direct, responsible…

Review of George Eliot: A Critic's Biography by Barbara Hardy

Barbara Hardy has been thinking and writing about George Eliot for about fifty years, always in ways that push against reigning orthodoxies, and that immerse us in particular patterns of imagery, affect, or narrative organization that make the…

Review of George Eliot and Nineteenth-Century Psychology: Exploring the Unmapped Country by Michael Davis

Michael Davis packs a dense yet deft discussion of George Eliot's relationship with the scientific theories of mind of her contemporaries into this short book. Revisiting the novels and essays, and to a lesser extent the letters, he adds to our…

George Eliot Memorial Lecture, 2006: "Glimpses of Life at 142 Strand"

1. John Chapman and the Strand in 1847 On 24 July 1847 the following advertisement appeared in the weekly periodical, the Athenaeum: MR CHAPMAN, Bookseller and Publisher, begs to announce that he has REMOVED his Business from 121 Newgate Street, to…

Notes on Contributors 2007

Kathleen Adams has been Secretary of the Fellowship since 1968. She initiated the Review in 1970, was editor until 1981 and co-editor 1982-91. She published Those of Us Who Loved Her in 1980 and A Community of Interest: The Story of the George Eliot…

Toast to the Immortal Memory of George Eliot, 2006

I was surprised, honoured and delighted by the invitation to join you today and propose the toast to the immortal memory of George Eliot. I am no George Eliot expert, or indeed scholar, although I am an enthusiast. She is, after all, Warwickshire's…