Edward Casaubon and Herbert Spencer

Title

Edward Casaubon and Herbert Spencer

Description

Identifying the originals of George Eliot's characters has always fascinated readers. And none of her characters has inspired speculation about an original more than Edward Casaubon, George Eliot's scholar and clergyman in Middlemarch. In 1973, Richard Ellmann published an essay, 'Dorothea's Husbands: Some Biographical Speculations', re-examining the claims made for…

Creator

June Scott Szirotny

Source

George Eliot Review
2001: 32, 29-43

Publisher

GER and George Eliot Archive

Date

Published 2001
Digitized 2017

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Citation

June Scott Szirotny, “Edward Casaubon and Herbert Spencer,” George Eliot Review Online, accessed November 28, 2020, https://georgeeliotreview.org/items/show/546.