Selected Critical Writings

Selected Critical Writings

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Famous for her powerful and popular fiction, George Eliot was also a remarkable critic, translator, and editor. The depth and versatility of her intelligence are illustrated in this selection of critical writings which presents Eliot's views on science, religion, positivism, feminism, and politics, and includes her literary critical work on a range of authors and forms: Tennyson, Browning, Goethe, Heine, German historical criticism of the Bible, classical drama, and popular contemporary novels. Most of the pieces in this volume were written before Eliot began to write fiction in 1856, and short extracts from her early novels are juxtaposed with her journal entry `How I Came to Write Fiction' and her essays on realism in art. The volume is a vivid representation of the analytical mind, the wit, and the sympathy which also characterize the narrators of George Eliot's more

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  • Paperback | 428 pages
  • 121.9 x 193 x 20.3mm | 272.16g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192838075
  • 9780192838070

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Includes: from Strauss's Life of Jesus; Woman in France: Madame Sable; from Feuerbach's The Essence of Christianity; from Spinoza's Ethics; The Future of German Philosophy; Margaret Fuller and Mary Wollstonecraft; Thomas Carlyle; German Wit; Heinrich Heine; The Natural History of German Life; Silly Novels by Lady Novelists; How I Came to Write Fiction; A Word for the Germans; Notes on Form in Artshow more

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