George Eliot for the Twenty-First Century: Literature, philosophy, politics

K. M. Newton

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    George Eliot for the Twenty-First Century reexamines Eliot two hundred years after her birth and offers an innovative critical reading that seeks to change perceptions of Eliot. Tracing Eliot's literary reception from the nineteenth century to the late twentieth and early twenty-first century, K. M. Newton frames Eliot as an unorthodox radical and considers the philosophical, ethical, political, and artistic subtleties permeating her writings. Drawing from close readings of her novels, essays, and letters, Newton offers a new critical perspective on George Eliot and reveals her enduring relevance in the twenty-first century.

    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationSwitzerland
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages232
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319919263
    ISBN (Print)9783319919256
    Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2018


    • George Eliot bicentennial
    • reception studies
    • otherness in literature
    • the other in literature
    • literary reception
    • radical empiricism
    • George Eliot critical reception
    • The Mill on the Floss
    • Middlemarch
    • Daniel Deronda
    • Eliot and modernism

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Arts and Humanities


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