George Lewes and George Eliot: A Review of Records

George Lewes and George Eliot: A Review of Records

George Lewes and George Eliot: A Review of Records

George Lewes and George Eliot: A Review of Records

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This book does not pretend to be a real biography of George Henry Lewes; it is rather, as the title suggests, merely a "review of records." I have gathered together such references to his early life as are now available, have reviewed his early fugitive essays and his early books and have studied his contributions to the London Leader. His later books I have made no attempt to summarize or criticize--they are available in most libraries of any size and can be consulted by any student of the period. Nor have I tried to make a complete list of all his later essays scattered through the pages of Blackwood, Fraser, the Pall Mall Gazette and other periodicals. What I have been chiefly interested in is first, the re-creation of Lewes's early career, gathering by the way new views of the years from 1840 to 1860; and second, the following as intimately as possible of Lewes's life with George Eliot.

That association was the starting point of this book. At the University of Wisconsin in 1920 I was making . . .

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