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Review of The Reenchantment of 19th-Century Fiction: Dickens, Thackeray, George Eliot and Serialization by David Payne

'To begin reading George Eliot,' David Payne suggests, 'is speedily to encounter the conviction that modernity is best approached from an oblique angle.' Unlike, say, her contemporary, Charles Dickens, George Eliot's fictions 'return us to the…

Review of The Effective Protagonist in the Nineteenth-Century British Novel by Terence Dawson

Let me declare my critical prejudices from the outset. Terence Dawson's study is a work of psychological criticism, of post-Jungian criticism to be exact, and I am frequently left unconvinced by such critical inquiry. As Dawson admits, 'it is often…

Review of The Broadview Edition of Felix Holt, the Radical. Ed. William Baker and Kenneth Womack

William Baker and Kenneth Womack's Felix Holt is part of the relatively recent Broadview Literary Texts series, a Canadian-based series that seeks to publish recognized canonical texts alongside less well known texts from literary history. With that…

Review of George Eliot and Europe edited by John Rignall

George Eliot and Europe arrives at a timely moment, when the nature of the relationship between Britain and the Continent is at best ambiguous, and when the parameters of 'Europe' are anxiously contested. In some ways, things have not altered much…

Review of Literature in the Marketplace. Nineteenth-Century British Publishing and Reading Practices edited by John O. Jordan and Robert L. Patten

Literature in the Marketplace is a significant contribution to nineteenth-century studies and an important addition to recent work in the field of cultural production. The essays in this collection draw on a range of theoretical positions…

Review of George Eliot's Serial Fiction by Carol A. Martin

In the past few years, there has been considerable renewed interest in serial literature in the form of single author and general studies. Martin's book on Eliot takes its place along-side works such as Mary Hamer's book on Trollope, Writing by…

Conference Report, Centre for English Studies Conference, University of London, 1995: "Reviewing Romola"

George Eliot claimed that Romola was written with her 'best blood', and her contempo-raries certainly knew and appreciated the novel. Until late in the century Romola was even being regularly employed as a guidebook to Florence. But despite…