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The Quality of Humour in Brother Jacob

'Brother Jacob' was written in 1860. but not published until 1864. some months after Romola had completed its run in the Cornhill Magazine. At first sight it appears to be an undistinguished piece of work, with the omniscient author well in evidence.…

Women and Fiction in George Eliot's 'Brother Jacob'

'Brother Jacob' raises issues of perennial concern to George Eliot as an author who was also a woman. In particular, this fabular tale about a hapless confectioner and his imbecilic broth-er exposes the pitfalls in women's relationship(s) to cultural…