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

K. M. Newton

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Abstract

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
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2018

Keywords

  • 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

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