The Critical Response to George Eliot

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THE CRITICAL RESPONSE TO GEORGE ELIOT

Edited by KAREN L. PANGALLO

Critical Responses in Arts and Letters, Number 11 Cameron Northouse, Series Adviser

GREENWOOD PRESS Westport, Connecticut • London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Recent Titles in Critical Responses in Arts and Letters ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Copyright Acknowledgments v
  • Contents ix
  • Series Foreword xiii
  • Introduction 1
  • General Response to the Novels 9
  • The Contemporary Review 9
  • The Fortnightly Review 12
  • Social Analysis in the Novels of George Eliot 14
  • George Eliot's Location of Value in History 28
  • Critical Response to Adam Bede 37
  • Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine 37
  • The Times 39
  • Eliot to Francois D'Albert-Durade 42
  • Adam Bede: Society in Flux 43
  • Bibliography 48
  • Infanticide and Respectability: Hetty Sorrel as Abandoned Child in Adam Bede 49
  • Critical Response to the Mill on the Floss 69
  • The Guardian 69
  • Note 70
  • The Times 71
  • The Mill on the Floss and the Contemporary Social Values: Tom Tulliver and Samuel Smiles 73
  • Ontogeny and Phylogeny in the Mill on the Floss 80
  • Works Cited 90
  • Critical Response to Silas Marner 93
  • Unsigned Review 93
  • The Times 94
  • Westminster Review 97
  • The Weaver of Raveloe: Metaphor as Narrative Persuasion in Silas Marner 99
  • Critical Response to Romola 109
  • The Athenaeum 109
  • The Spectator 110
  • Eliot to Richard Hutton 111
  • The Westminster Review 111
  • Romola and the Preservation of Household Gods 115
  • Critical Response to Felix Holt, the Radical 127
  • The Times 127
  • Eliot to Sara Sophia Hennell 129
  • Frederic Harrison to Eliot 129
  • Frederic Harrison to Eliot 130
  • The Nation 131
  • George Eliot's Vision of Society in Felix Holt, the Radical 132
  • Critical Response to Middlemarch 147
  • Eliot to Harriet Beecher Stowe 147
  • John Blackwood to Eliot 148
  • Saturday Review 148
  • Blackwood's Magazine 152
  • Fortnightly Review 153
  • The Moral Imagination of George Eliot 160
  • Irony in the Mind's Life; Maturity: George Eliot's Middlemarch 172
  • Critical Response to Daniel Deronda 189
  • The Strong Side of Daniel Deronda 189
  • The Saturday Review 192
  • Eliot to Mme. Eugene Bodichon 194
  • Eliot to Harriet Beecher Stowe 194
  • International Review 195
  • Daniel Deronda and the Victorian Search for Identity 199
  • The Rhetoric of Magic in Daniel Deronda 207
  • Selected Additional Readings 215
  • Index 223
  • About the Editor 237
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