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Review of George Eliot and Goethe: An Elective Affinity by Gerlinde Röder-Bolton

George Eliot's admiration for Goethe is well known but how exactly it impinges on her own fiction is less clear and hence Gerlinde Roder-Bolton's useful attempt to analyse her creative use of him. As the sub-title of this study is perhaps intended to…

Review of Phantom Formations: Aesthetic Ideology and the Bildungsroman by Marc Redfield

Marc Redfield has written an ambitious, challenging and closely argued book with a scope extending even beyond what its title may suggest. While focusing in the German tradition of the Bildungsroman, or novel of education, it engages the whole…

George Eliot Memorial Lecture, 1985: "George Eliot and G.H. Lewes: Their Conception of Literature as Seen from the 1980s"

At the heart of George Eliot's fiction is an abiding concern for truth of feeling. The altruism of a Dorothea, as much as the egoism of a Rosamund, can lead to a disastrous failure in self-knowledge and in understanding of the world. Eliot, of…