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George Eliot

Godless Woman

  • Authors
  • Brian Spittles
Textbook

Part of the Writers in their Time book series (WRTI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Brian Spittles
    Pages 1-24
  3. Brian Spittles
    Pages 25-37
  4. Brian Spittles
    Pages 38-60
  5. Brian Spittles
    Pages 61-87
  6. Brian Spittles
    Pages 88-116
  7. Brian Spittles
    Pages 117-141
  8. Brian Spittles
    Pages 142-170
  9. Brian Spittles
    Pages 171-190
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 191-209

About this book

Introduction

This book considers George Eliot's individual stand on early feminist issues, why she 'lived in sin' but defended marriage, and was claimed by opposing political parties as their particular champion. It analyses the novels in relation to Eliot's own essays, letters and poetry, and with regard to extracts from contemporary feminist journals, parliamentary speeches, newspapers and magazines. The book produces an exciting picture of Victorian concerns and conflicts, largely from the perspective of the time. There are also chapters on Eliot's personal life, and the critical reception her work has received since its publication.

Keywords

bibliography conflicts education essay feminism George Eliot individual knowledge novel poetry society time Victorian era women

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