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Review of The World of Mr. Casaubon: Britain's Wars of Mythography, 1700-1870 by Colin Kidd

The title ofthis book is interesting, as the subtitle describes what it is about but the main title refers to a fictional character from Middlemarch, part of a novel recently voted the greatest in English. Such a title makes the book much more…

Review of Middlemarch: Critical Approaches to the Novel edited by Barbara Hardy

This book is a reprint of the 1967 edition published by the Athlone Press, one of '56 classic works of literary criticism' that Bloomsbury is reprinting from Athlone Press. This opportunity to revisit and reassess works that were highly regarded in…

George Eliot, Scientific Materialism and Literary Form: Some Reflections on Felicia Bonaparte's Will and Destiny

Felicia Bonaparte's study of Eliot's fiction, Will and Destiny: Morality and Tragedy in George Eliot's Novels, was published in 1975. I read it rather quickly towards the end of the 1970s because at the time I was working on a study of Eliot of my…

Review of The Art of Comparison: How Novels and Critics Compare by Catherine Brown

This book is a defence of comparative literature in theory - if it has a theory - and in practice by concentrating on three novels - Daniel Deronda, Anna Karenina, Women in Love – which are structurally similar in various respects, most obviously in…

Narration in Middlemarch Revisited

In a previously published article entitled 'The Role of the Narrator in George Eliot's Novels', I attempted to defend her narrator (particularly in regard to Middlemarch) from a variety of critical attacks. The main points of my argument were: (I)…

Review of George Eliot, edited and introduced by K.M. Newton

This is the first of a series which will 'take full account of contemporary literary theory, providing collections of key modern readings of major authors.... Among the critical positions represented are British poststructuralism, deconstruction,…

Review of George Eliot: Romantic Humanist by K.M. Newton, Fictions of Resolution in Three Victorian Novels by David Deirdre and The Victorian Multiplot Novel by Peter K. Garrett

GEORGE ELIOT: ROMANTIC HUMANIST breaks much new ground and makes compelling if somewhat esoteric reading. He rightly notes George Eliot's scepticism with regard to the truth of philosophical systems and traces the relationship between Lewes's…