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Adam Bede, adapted and directed by Geoffrey Beevers, Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond

Adam Bede is not easily adaptable to the stage. Its structure is essentially narrative rather than dramatic, and much of its interest consists in the probing of moral issues and analysis of motive. A straightforward retelling of the plot without any…

Review of Sex Scandal, the Private Parts of Victorian Fiction by William A. Cohen

I feel I should begin with a warning: 'this review contains material which some readers may find offensive'. I apologize, but it is not my fault. The book centres on the relation between sex scandals and literature. Cohen believes that Victorian…

Day School on the Novels of George Eliot at Birkbeck College

A seminar on George Eliot's novels was held at Birkbeck College, London, on Saturday, November 13th, 1993. It was chaired by Laurel Brake, of the Extra-Mural Department of London University, and the speakers were Rosemary Ashton, Professor of English…

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Review of George Eliot by Kerry McSweeney

Many publishers run series of 'introductions' to English literature - handy roll-calls of the canon, beginning with Chaucer and ending with Virginia Woolf or thereabouts - and inevitably George Eliot has to be there. One is, of course, glad for the…

Review of George Eliot, edited and introduced by K.M. Newton

This is the first of a series which will 'take full account of contemporary literary theory, providing collections of key modern readings of major authors.... Among the critical positions represented are British poststructuralism, deconstruction,…