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Between 'Silly Novels' and Vegetation Myths: George Eliot's Subversive Use of the Two Suitors Convention in Middlemarch

'Silly Novels by Lady Novelists', George Eliot's vitriolic overview of popular novels of the 1850s, which is the source of the mock-recipe above, was published in 1856, shortly before Eliot started writing her first work of fiction, 'The Sad Fortunes…