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Review of The Business of the Novel: Economics, Aesthetics and the Case of Middlemarch by Simon R. Frost

With excellent research available on the publication history of Middlemarch, including work by John Sutherland, N. N. Feltes, Carol Martin, David Finkelstein and others, it may seem surprising that an entire book has now been devoted to the topic.…

Review of George Eliot and Victorian Historiography by Neill McCaw and Memory and History in George Eliot by Hao Li

Two recent books address the important subject of how and why George Eliot represents his-tory in her fiction. Neil McCaw's George Eliot and Victorian Historiography is concerned pri-marily with Eliot's relationship to Victorian history writing - to…

Review of Barbara Leigh-Smith Bodichon: Feminist, Artist, and Rebel by Pam Hirsch

It is impossible not to be impressed by Barbara Leigh-Smith Bodichon. Her life is interesting for its diversity, rather than for any single accomplishment, and therefore she has posed a chal-lenge for biographers. Most accounts of Bodichon, such as…

Review of A Monument to the Memory of George Eliot. Edith J. Simcox's Autobiography of a Shirtmaker edited by Constance M. Fulmer and Margaret E. Barfield

The intensity of Edith Jemima Simcox's passion for George Eliot has been known to a twen-tieth-century reading public since the publication of K. A. McKenzie's Edith Simcox and George Eliot in 1961. McKenzie's book is a combination of summary and…

Review of Impressions of Theophrastus Such Two new editions, edited by Nancy Henry and by D.J. Enright

George Eliot's last published work, Impressions of Theophrastus Such (1879), has hither-to not been much read or attended to by readers, critics, or even scholars. Now two edi-tions have appeared almost simultaneously, both annotated and furnished…

Review of Fallen Women in the Nineteenth-Century Novel by Tom Winnifrith

Focusing on the figure of the 'fallen woman' in nineteenth-century fiction, Tom Winnifrith's Fallen Women in the Nineteenth-Century Novel examines the sexual mores of fictional characters in the context of nineteenth-century sexual values generally,…