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This assortment bargains scholars and students of Eliot’s paintings a well timed severe reappraisal of her corpus, together with her poetry and non-fiction, reflecting the most recent advancements in literary feedback. It beneficial properties cutting edge research ­exploring the relation among Eliot’s Victorian highbrow sensibilities and people of our personal era.
A complete choice of essays written by way of major Eliot scholars
Offers a latest reappraisals of Eliot’s paintings reflecting a large variety of present educational pursuits, together with faith, technology, ethics, politics, and aesthetics
Reflects the very most modern advancements in literary scholarship
Traces the disclosing hyperlinks among Eliot’s Victorian highbrow ­concerns and people of this day

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A good example of such implicitness is the gnomic dictum that “people who love downy peaches are apt not to think of the stone, and sometimes jar their teeth terribly against it” (Adam Bede 153; ch. 15). This comes at the end of Hetty’s depiction as “puss” and a “dear young, round, soft, flexible thing” (152; ch. 15) and Adam’s thinking about Hetty “very much in this way” (153; ch. 15). The gnomic statement creates an analogy to the discussed inclination of men to take pretty women as harmless fools and innocent child-like creatures who need to be protected and are apt to be “lovely and loving” (153; ch.

Berkeley: U of California P, 1957. Wolf, Werner. Ästhetische Illusion und Illusionsdurchbrechung in der Erzählkunst. Theorie und Geschichte mit Schwerpunkt auf englischem illusionsstörenden Erzählen. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1993. 2 Metaphor and Masque Michael Wood “. . not ideas, you know, but a way of putting them” (George Eliot, Middlemarch, Chapter 46) “. . the philosophic door is always open, on her stage” (Henry James, “The Life of George Eliot”) “He did not live in the scenery of such an event” (Middlemarch 469; ch.

85; ch. 10) 40 Michael Wood Actually the trouble is already there in the conventional but still troubling metaphor of “winning” a girl—Mr. Casaubon is no knight and no athlete, and he should pay more attention even to his tired tropes—and I think we are meant to take the wonderful fiscal image as something more than a description of the actual content of Mr. Casaubon’s imagination. Novelistically it must be this: he knows he hasn’t spent any of the enjoyment to which he was entitled, and now he thinks it’s piled up in the bank, and earning a good rate.

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