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Review of George Eliot's Feminism: 'The Right to Rebellion' by June Skye Szirotny

This luminous new work - dedicated to 'the millions of women deprived of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness by society's misogynist myths' - casts fresh light on George Eliot's feminism, which has often been the subject of controversy. 'I…

George Eliot and Psychosomatic Illness: A Footnote to the Biographies

A reader of George Eliot's novels, with their luminous intelligence and authoritative command of a fictional world, might be surprised to learn that this author was actually frequently tormented by crises of confidence, exhaustion and bodily pain.…

Review of Modernizing George Eliot: The Novelist as Artist, Intellectual, Proto-Modernist, Cultural Critic by K.M. Newton

This distinguished work by a major Eliot scholar is the product of decades of reading, writing and reflection on her fiction and thought. It brings together in revised, homogenized form a series of essays from 1972 to the present day, including new…

Review of 'The Lifted Veil,' adapted for the stage by Tim Heath, 2002

It was perhaps Herbert Spencer in his Autobiography (1904) who first disseminated the myth that, though George Eliot will remain for posterity one of our finest novelists, her weakness was that she could not construct effective, dramatic plots. By…

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…