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Review of The Clarendon Edition of Adam Bede ed. Carol A. Martin

In a letter to G. H. Lewes of October 1858 John Blackwood contrasted his own discriminat-ing language of praise with the 'abandon of expression' indulged in by what he terms 'the large hearted school of Critics,' and of course one sees his point, as…

Review of Wordsworth and the Victorians by Stephen Gill

Words worth belongs to a generation that re-invented posterity as the true judge of artistic worth, a truth beyond fashion and faction, the eternal justification of a misunderstood life. His exact contemporary Hölderlin asked 'Wozu Dichter in…

Review of George Eliot and the Conflict of Interpretations by David Carroll

Towards the climax of Felix Holt Esther Lyon moves centre stage. Mist around her own history and that of Transome Court dissolves to reveal a vista of possibilities. The narrator comments: 'Esther found it impossible to read in these days; her life…