Browse Documents (6 total)

  • Tags: The Spanish Gypsy

Review of The Spanish Gypsy by George Eliot edited by A.D. van den Broek

This edition complements the two volume edition of The Complete Shorter Poetry of George Eliot, also edited by Antonie Gerard van den Broek and published by Pickering and Chatto in 2005. Like those volumes it presents an edited text and a mass of…

The Widening Vision and Undying Hope in The Spanish Gypsy

On 20 May 1839, young Mary Ann Evans wrote to her close friend, Maria Lewis, about her 'oscillating judgment' on a religious matter: 'On no subject do I veer to all points of the compass more frequently than on the nature of the visible church. I am…

Race and Myth: The Spanish Gypsy

Although it cannot be claimed that George Eliot's poetry ranks with her prose fiction, it is nevertheless unjustifiably marginalized in discussion of her work. Among the more dis-tinguished pieces - which include the important blank-verse drama…

Songs of The Spanish Gypsy

One day in May 1873 a curious letter was delivered to the Lewes's London home. Couched in the most formal terms, it read: Mr. C.V. Stanford presents his compliments to "George Eliot"and hopes he may be excused for troubling him (sic) with the…

George Eliot's 'The Spanish Gypsy', a Neglected Work

"Undoubtedly much the greatest poem of any wide scope and on a plan of any magnitude, which has ever proceeded from a woman"(1) This was the critical acclaim that George Eliot's "The Spanish Gypsy" received on its publication in 1868. It was a…