'The Dead Hand' in Middlemarch

Title

'The Dead Hand' in Middlemarch

Description

Edward Casaubon dies early in Book V of Middlemarch. Occurring where it does, it effec-tively bisects the novel; and indeed, it is a pivotal event in Dorothea's history. His will erects her central dilemma. She faces a choice, forced upon her by her deceased husband, between his money and his…

Creator

David Clifford

Source

George Eliot Review
1996: 27, 64-65

Publisher

GER and George Eliot Archive

Date

Published 1996
Digitized 2017

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Citation

David Clifford, “'The Dead Hand' in Middlemarch,” George Eliot Review Online, accessed September 19, 2021, https://georgeeliotreview.org/items/show/425.