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George Eliot's Theory of the Novel

By the time George Eliot began work on Scenes of Clerical Life late in 1856, she already had in mind a pretty clear idea of what a novel ought to be. Here her work for the Westminster Review and the Leader had been of great assistance, for it had…

George Eliot Memorial Lecture: "Love, Knowledge, and Narration: George Eliot on Other Minds"

'It was by loving them ... that he knew them; it was not by knowing them that he loved' - such was Henry James's legendary conclusion about Balzac and his characters. James's point was simple but important: Balzac was, in his view, able to invest his…

Daniel Deronda: The Clarendon Edition of the Novels of George Eliot edited by Graham Handley

In writing Daniel Deronda George Eliot hoped 'to rouse the imagination of men and women to a vision of human claims in those races of their fellow-men who most differ from them in customs and beliefs'. Typically, her aspiration was suffused with…

George Eliot and Lucy Caroline Smith: Two Unpublished Letters

When George Eliot wrote at the conclusion of Middlemarch of the 'incalculably diffusive' influence of Dorothe … sympathetic nature, she might well have been describ … herself. For, in addition to the moral and humanita … impact of her writings,…