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Middlemarch: Three Italian Journeys

In Middlemarch, Dorothea' s intense moment of disillusionment in Rome has been generally traced to Eliot's own Italian journey of 1860, when, as Gordon s. Haight notes (324), the disappointment in many sights of the Eternal City paralleled her…

George Eliot Memorial Lecture, 1998: "Ego, Anonymity, and Healing in George Eliot"

Eliot's ultimate goal- morally, aesthetically - was to free the individual ego from the suf-fering of reflecting upon itself. Her fiction, which she saw as a series of evolving psycholog-ical phases, achieves this liberation through strongly argued…

Review of The Quest for Anonymity: The Novels of George Eliot by Henry Alley

This book derives from half a lifetime's teaching and the author's obvious affinity for George Eliot. It is earnest, sometimes engaging, often off centre. It also exists in a kind of time-warp, somewhere in the 1960s in terms of tone and stance,…