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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Saleel Nurbhai, K. M. Newton
    Pages 25-34
  3. Saleel Nurbhai, K. M. Newton
    Pages 35-53
  4. Saleel Nurbhai, K. M. Newton
    Pages 54-68
  5. Saleel Nurbhai, K. M. Newton
    Pages 69-90
  6. Saleel Nurbhai, K. M. Newton
    Pages 91-107
  7. Saleel Nurbhai, K. M. Newton
    Pages 108-133
  8. Saleel Nurbhai, K. M. Newton
    Pages 134-147
  9. Saleel Nurbhai, K. M. Newton
    Pages 148-170
  10. Saleel Nurbhai, K. M. Newton
    Pages 171-180
  11. Saleel Nurbhai, K. M. Newton
    Pages 181-191
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 192-220

About this book

Introduction

This is the first study to argue that Jewish Mysticism influenced all Eliot's novels and not just her Jewish novel, Daniel Deronda , and leaves the reader with a very different George Eliot from that assumed by most previous criticism. Though previous studies have attempted to qualify the still-dominant view that George Eliot is firmly as part of the realistic tradition, this study goes further by demonstrating that a cohesive mythic structure with its basis in Jewish mysticism is identifiable in her fiction. Providing helpful background and factual information about the Golem and other aspects of Kabbalah, this work will appeal to anyone interested in the myth of the Golem, the re-writing of Victorian culture from a Judaic perspective, and George Eliot studies in general.

Keywords

fiction George Eliot Judaism novel Victorian era

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