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George Eliot: An Intellectual Life

  • Authors
  • Valerie A. Dodd

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-6
  3. The Philosophical Debate in England

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      Pages 7-7
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  4. Marian Evans

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 316-381

About this book

Introduction

There have been several biographies of George Eliot but this is the first study to focus on her intellectual development. The book provides an analysis of the biographical and intellectual factors which encouraged George Eliot to decide upon fiction as her chosen mode of expression, and demonstrates how that decision was influenced by, and an echoing of, J.S.Mill's and Carlyle's critiques of philosophy.

Keywords

biography critique experience fiction George Eliot history Jean-Jacques Rousseau Jean-Jaques Rousseau John Stuart Mill knowledge novel perception philosophy politics truth

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