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The Two Felixes: Narratorial Irony and the Question of Radicalism in Felix Holt and 'Address to Working Men, by Felix Holt'

In this characterization of Dorothea by the narrator of Middlemarch (1871-2), the 'Great' Reform Act of 1832 is posited as a dividing line between two phases of history, so distinct as to have separate spheres of interest and judgements of normality.…