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'The stream of human thought and deed' in 'Mr Gilfil's Love-Story'

In George Eliot: The Emergent Self, Ruby Redinger explains that it was through the demands of authorship that the woman Marian Evans 'evolved into another self, her writing self', essentially becoming George Eliot. Literary biographies of George…

Knowing Too Much: The Burden of Consciousness in "The Lifted Veil"

In the spring of 1859, not long after the success of her first novel, Adam Bede, George Eliot submitted a much shorter work to her publisher, John Blackwood, for his consideration. Blackwood's eventual letter in response to the piece arrived more…

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…