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Selected Critical Writings

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Famous for her powerful and popular fiction, George Eliot was also a remarkable critic, translator, and editor. This volume presents Eliot's views on science, religion, positivism, feminism, and politics, as well as her literary critical work on a range of authors and forms, including Tennyson, Browning, Goethe, Heine, German historical criticism of the Bible, classical dr ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published May 18th 2000 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 14th 1993)
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Eliot is perhaps more famous nowadays for her novels, but before she started to write fiction, she was a well-known translator and critic. This is a collection of her non-fiction writings, including excerpts from the works she translated, articles and reviews from various publications, and even an excerpt from her diary on "How I Came to Write Fiction". I must admit that I skipped freely during some of the weightier pieces, on philosophy and religion (not exactly my areas of interest), but I qui ...more
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In 1819, novelist George Eliot (nee Mary Ann Evans), was born at a farmstead in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, where her father was estate manager. Mary Ann, the youngest child and a favorite of her father's, received a good education for a young woman of her day. Influenced by a favorite governess, she became a religious evangelical as an adolescent. Her first published work was a religious poe ...more
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