This assortment bargains scholars and students of Eliot’s paintings a well timed serious reappraisal of her corpus, together with her poetry and non-fiction, reflecting the most recent advancements in literary feedback. It positive factors leading edge research exploring the relation among Eliot’s Victorian highbrow sensibilities and people of our personal era.
A finished selection of essays written by means of prime Eliot scholars
Offers a modern reappraisals of Eliot’s paintings reflecting a wide variety of present educational pursuits, together with faith, technology, ethics, politics, and aesthetics
Reflects the very most modern advancements in literary scholarship
Traces the unveiling hyperlinks among Eliot’s Victorian highbrow concerns and people of this present day
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For instance, in Silas Marner, the envious and supercilious Miss Gunns are presented as sharing uncharitable views of Miss Nancy Lammeter, views that the narrator is quick to contradict, thus putting down the Gunns’ cavillings: The Miss Gunns smiled stiffly, and thought what a pity it was that these rich country people, who could afford to buy such good clothes (really Miss Nancy’s lace and silk were very costly), should be brought up in utter ignorance and vulgarity. . was necessarily shocking.
It is characteristic of him that he only wants what he thinks he ought to have, that even his sad surprise occurs at a failed remove, mediated by what he thinks others will think. The following sentence is a lesson in self-absorption as self-displacement: “He could not but wish that Dorothea should think him not less happy than the world would expect her successful suitor to be” (86; ch. 10). And in this sense the fine remark about the entanglement of our thoughts in metaphors, opening a host of questions for us, may let him off too easily.
2, ch. 1). At this point a very fast-moving argument begins. The narrator says of Mr. Stelling’s “theory” that “if we are to have one regimen for all minds, his seems . . as good as any other” (147; bk. 2, ch. 1)—that is, some minds will respond to being ploughed and others won’t, and indeed perhaps more minds will respond to this treatment than will not. But Tom’s mind is not one of those, and the narrator exposes the weakness of Mr. Stelling’s metaphor through a simile: “I only know it turned out as uncomfortably for Tom Tulliver as if he had been plied with cheese in order to remedy a gastric weakness which prevented him from digesting it” (147; bk.