Middlemarch

Among her characters are some of the most remarkable portraits in English literature: Dorothea Brooke, the heroine, idealistic but naive; Rosamund Vincy, beautiful and egoistic; Edward Casaubon, the dry-as-dust scholar; Tertius Lydgate, the ...

Author: George Eliot

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853262371

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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In nineteenth-century England, Dorthea Brooke's wishes to defy social conventions are inhibited by the strict nature of her surroundings.

Middlemarch

Writing at the very moment when the foundations of Western thought were being challenged and undermined, George Eliot fashions in Middlemarch (1871-2), the quintessential Victorian novel, a concept of life and society free of the dogma of ...

Author: George Eliot

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192825070

Category: City and town life

Page: 849

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Writing at the very moment when the foundations of Western thought were being challenged and undermined, George Eliot fashions in Middlemarch (1871-2), the quintessential Victorian novel, a concept of life and society free of the dogma of the past yet able to confront the scepticism that was taking over the age. In a panoramic sweep of English life during the years leading up to the First Reform Bill of 1832, Eliot explores nearly every subject of concern to modern life: art, religion, science, politics, self, society, human relationships. Among her characters are some of the most remarkable portraits in English literature: Dorothea Brooke, the heroine, idealistic but naive; Rosamond Vincy, beautiful and egoistic; Edward Casaubon, the dry-as-dust scholar; Tertius Lydgate, the brilliant but morally flawed physician; the passionate artist, Will Ladislaw; and Fred Vincy and Mary Garth, the childhood sweethearts whose charming courtship is one of the many humorous elements in the novel's rich comic vein. Felicia Bonaparte has provided a new introduction to this updated edition, the text of which is taken from the Clarendon critical edition.



Eliot Middlemarch

Paying much attention to the novel's intellectual and social context, this comprehensive introduction appraises it within nineteenth-century traditions of the novel in England and Europe and emphasizes the "Woman Question."

Author: Karen Chase

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521359153

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 99

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Paying much attention to the novel's intellectual and social context, this comprehensive introduction appraises it within nineteenth-century traditions of the novel in England and Europe and emphasizes the "Woman Question."

George Eliot s Middlemarch

This book offers a "postmodern" reading of a characteristically "modern" text.

Author: Terence R. Wright

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Category: English fiction

Page: 111

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This book offers a "postmodern" reading of a characteristically "modern" text. Whereas previous readings of "Middlemarch" have emphasized its unity and coherence, Dr Wright notices its tensions and contradictions, bringing out the play of voices to be found in the narrative. He provides a double reading, alert both to Eliot's liberal humanist project and to the difficulties that project can be shown to entail. "Middlemarch", according to this reading, is a novel about interpretation, exploring ways in which we "read" each other and the world. It questions the construction of character, the meaning of history and the death of God. It also confronts the restricted role of women in a patriarchal society and the process of change - if and how reform can be achieved.

Middlemarch

The text of Middlemarch is that of the 1874 edition, the last corrected by the author.

Author: Bert G. Hornback

Publisher: Boston : Twayne Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 165

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The text of Middlemarch is that of the 1874 edition, the last corrected by the author.



George Eliot and the Bildungsroman

The fourth chapter challenges Rosowski's classification of MiddJemarch as a novel of awakening by providing a detailed study of moments of epiphany in the novel, moments through which the character of Dorothea reaches a state of advanced ...

Author: Shadi Yacoub Shidrawi

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Page: 122

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The fourth chapter challenges Rosowski's classification of MiddJemarch as a novel of awakening by providing a detailed study of moments of epiphany in the novel, moments through which the character of Dorothea reaches a state of advanced maturity Dorothea's moments of epiphany and maturing are studied as she passes through different stages of self-cognizance in facing one calamity after another.--The last chapter restates and confirms the essential points made in the analysis, and tries to re-establish the relationship between Middlemarch and the Bddungsroman on firmer grounds by assessing the continuous and gradual moments of maturing, i.e., Dorothea's apprenticeship journey Decision-making, action taking, and endurance of pain confirm Dorothea's growth and character development.

Middlemarch in the Twenty First Century

the scene: “A History of the Lights and Shadows: The Secret Motion of
Middlemarch,” Cambridge Quarterly 26 (1997), 1–18, p. 13. 28. I describe this
hatred and its implications at greater length in Paranoid Modernism: Literary
Experiment, ...

Author: Karen Chase

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198038016

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Middlemarch is the prime example of George Eliot's dictum that "interpretations are illimitable," and in this collection of new essays Middlemarch is re-examined as an open text responsive to gaps and fissures, and as resistant to authority as it is to other fixed notions of identity, idealism, and gender. What does the novel omit, and how do the omissions shape what is there? How shall we understand the materiality of the text? What problems does it pose to adaptation? The novel's plasticity becomes a basis for investigation into the multiple forms of expressiveness, and a consideration of how we might plot the patterns linguistically, ideologically, even cinematically. New spaces emerge within character, place, and narrative; what seemed absent or inaccessible assumes shape and definition; Middlemarch remains "Victorian" but it is a Victorianism understood through the dual perspectives of the 19th and 21st centuries. Scholars of George Eliot and students of Victorianism will be engaged by the wide-ranging scope of these essays, which nonetheless build on each other to form a coherent narrative of critical reflections. If there is something for everyone in Middlemarch, there is also something compelling about each of the essays in this collection.



George Eliot s Middlemarch

Spine title: Middlemarch. A collection of critical essays on Eliot's "Middlemarch" arranged in chronological order of publication.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 166

View: 739

Spine title: Middlemarch. A collection of critical essays on Eliot's "Middlemarch" arranged in chronological order of publication.

Polyphony in Fiction

The overall aim of this book is the application of stylistic theories and frameworks to literary texts for a deeper level of interpretation.

Author: Masayuki Teranishi

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039113637

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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The overall aim of this book is the application of stylistic theories and frameworks to literary texts for a deeper level of interpretation. For this purpose the author conducted an analysis based upon the concepts of 'polyphony' and 'focalization' of three novels from different literary periods commonly labeled 'Pre-modernism', 'Modernism', and 'Postmodernism', namely, George Eliot's Middlemarch (1871-2), Joseph Conrad's Nostromo (1904), and Saul Bellow's Herzog (1964). Inspired by the work of Russian linguist-philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin the author attempts to clarify stylistically how polyphony is textualized in each novel and how each mode of polyphony reflects less parochial literary and cultural trends.


Middlemarch

Adam, Ian (ed.), This Particular Web: Essays on 'Middlemarch' (Toronto:
University of Toronto Press, 1975). Five original essays. Anderson, Quentin, '
George Eliot in Middlemarch', in Boris Ford (ed.), The Pelican Guide to English
Literature, ...

Author: Kerry McSweeney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317288696

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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First published in 1984. Although Middlemarch was extravagantly praised by Henry James, Emily Dickinson and Virginia Woolf, it is only in the last few decades that the novel has been widely recognised as George Eliot’s finest work, one of the greatest English novels, and one of the classic texts of nineteenth-century fiction. The intellectual, religious and aesthetic background to Middlemarch are fully examined, with particular attention paid to Eliot’s key doctrines of fellow-feeling and the humanistic economy of salvation. Professor McSweeney also provides fresh and thought-provoking discussions of the role of the omniscient narrator, and of character and characterisation. This title will be of interest to students of literature.


Middlemarch

During this period there has, of course, been no shortage of critical and
classroom editions of Middlemarch, many of which are still in print. So the
question of need arises. Does the world need yet another edition of Middlemarch
? If so, then ...

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Publisher: Broadview Press

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Middlemarch MAXNotes Literature Guides

Author: Gail Rae

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780738673288

Category: Study Aids

Page: 127

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REA's MAXnotes for George Eliot's Middlemarch MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.