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Middlemarch

By George Eliot
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The book examines the role of education in the lives of the characters and how such education and study has affected the characters. Rosamond Vincy’s finishing school education is a foil to Dorothea Brooke’s religiously-motivated quest for knowledge. Rosamond initially admires Lydgate for his exotic education, and his intellect. A similar dynamic is present in Dorothea and Casaubon’s relationship, with Dorothea revering her new husband’s intellect and eloquence. In both cases, however, the young wives’ expectations of their husbands’ intellects are not reflected in reality.

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Middlemarch este, în general, recunoscut nu numai ca încununarea geniului lui George Eliot, dar și ca unul dintre cele mai frumoase romane apărute în limba engleză. George Eliot (1819-1880), pseudonimul literar al lui Mary Ann Evans, a fost una dintre cele mai prețuite scriitoare ale epocii victoriene. Femeie de mare erudiție, cunoscătoare a limbilor clasice și a filosofiei, traducătoare de texte filosofice din germană, ea a fost și o precursoare în lupta pentru afirmarea drepturilor femeii în societate. A debutat cu povestiri în 1857 și a devenit celebră în urma publicării romanelor Adam Bede (1859), Moara de pe Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871-1872).

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Published in October 1847 under the pseudonym Currer Bell, Jane Eyre was Charlotte Bronte’s first and most successful novel. The plot follows the fortunes of the eponymous lead character as she grows into adulthood, meets the man she falls in love with, loses him and then finds him once again. While those bare bones are conventional enough, the way Jane’s fortunes are internalised to give words to her feelings as all this unfolds is not. In diverting the attentions from the plot towards Jane’s reactions to it, the novel follows the bildungsroman genre also used by Charlotte’s sister Anne in her second novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. It is thought that Jane represents the kind of austere, moralising protestant women prevalent in the town near to Haworth and it’s interesting that the narrative records just as much reactions to this character as lessons drawn from it. Equally, however, Jane makes efforts to separate her morals from a strict religious orthodoxy.

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Transport in British Fiction is the first essay collection devoted to transport and its various types horse, train, tram, cab, omnibus, bicycle, ship, car, air and space as represented in British fiction across a century of unprecedented technological change that was as destabilizing as it was progressive.

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Great Expectations is a bildungsroman, or a coming-of-age novel, and it is a classic work of Victorian literature. It depicts the growth and personal development of an orphan named Pip. The novel was first published in serial form in Dickens' weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular.

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First published in serial form, ‘Can You Forgive Her?’ is the first of Anthony Trollope’s six novels in the Palliser series, also known as the Parliamentary novels. At the centre of the story is young Alice Vavasor, who finds herself torn between two men – the dependable John Grey and her reckless cousin George. Alice’s turmoil is contrasted with parallel stories following the romantic fortunes of her aunt Arabella Greenow, and her incredibly wealthy cousin Lady Glencora Palliser, as each woman navigates social conventions of the time in order to find happiness. Issues of politics, privacy and marriage collide as the women each try to answer the question Alice asks herself early on - ‘What should a woman do with her life?’ Anthony Trollope (1815 – 1882) was a Victorian writer and author of 47 novels. He also wrote an autobiography, short stories and plays, travel articles, reviews and lectures. A prolific writer, he made no secret of the fact that money was his motivation for writing – an admission which raised eyebrows among his literary contemporaries at the time. The amount of works Trollope authored are testament to his belief in hard work. His first successful novel was The Warden followed by its sequel, Barchester Towers. The Chronicles of Barsetshire are perhaps his most well-known series of novels, though many of his works have been adapted for TV and radio, starring many familiar faces such as Alan Rickman, David Tennant, Bill Nighy and Tom Hollander. Alongside his literary career, Trollope also worked for some time for the Post Office and is credited with the introduction of the iconic post box to Britain. A memorial to Anthony Trollope was unveiled in Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey in 1993.

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By George Eliot
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Mary Anne Evans (this is the real name of the writer) was a woman of educated, talented and creative mind — a kind of English George Sand. The width of her views and deep knowledge are reflected in her books. The most recognized masterpiece of the literary heritage of the writer was her novel "Middlemarch". Eliot showed how a powerful aspiration for good can destroy a hidden weakness; how the complexity of the character negates noble impulses and how moral rebirths comprehend people who were not bad at first.

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  • Book Code : 1513275429
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Felix Holt is an endearing but opinionated Radical, who returns to Treby Magna just as the wealthy landowner, Harold Transome, announces his bid for election. It marks the beginning of a tumultuous time as unethical players seek to undermine the voting process. Treby Magna is a small English community that’s home to Felix Holt and Harold Transome. Both men have returned after stints abroad with Harold eager to elevate his status in the political realm. He seeks election to a county seat as a Radical, which surprises the residents. The election process becomes a point of contention as Felix considers some of Harold’s methods unethical. Despite his pure motivations, Felix is roped into the election day chaos, leading to an unexpected outcome. George Eliot’s works often explore morality as well as political and personal ethics. In Felix Holt, The Radical these issues are evident with characters attempting to navigate the political landscape. Felix and Harold have different values but are connected to the same cause. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Felix Holt, The Radical is both modern and readable.

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  • Book Code : 0141958723
  • Total of Pages : 544
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The works collected in this volume provide an illuminating introduction to George Eliot's incisive views on religion, art and science, and the nature and purpose of fiction. Essays such as 'Evangelical Teaching' show her rejecting her earlier religious beliefs, while 'Woman in France' questions conventional ideas about female virtues and marriage, and 'Notes on Form in Art' sets out theories of idealism and realism that she developed further in Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda. It also includes selections from Eliot's translations of works by Strauss and Feuerbach that challenged many ideas about Christianity; excerpts from her poems; and reviews of writers such as Wollstonecraft, Goethe and Browning. Wonderfully rich in imagery and observations, these pieces reveal the intellectual development of this most challenging and rewarding of writers.

Routledge Library Editions: George Eliot

By Various Authors
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  • Total of Pages : 1246
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This set reissues 5 books on George Eliot originally published between 1963 and 1989. The volumes examine many of Eliot’s most respected works, including Middlemarch, The Mill on the Floss and Silas Marner. As well as proving in-depth analyses of Eliot’s work, this collection also includes an extensive collection of her critical articles written between 1846 and 1868. This set will be of particular interest to students of literature.

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By John Mullan
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  • Total of Pages : 352
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Which important Austen characters never speak? Is there any sex in Austen? What do the characters call one another, and why? What are the right and wrong ways to propose marriage? In What Matters in Jane Austen?, John Mullan shows that we can best appreciate Austen's brilliance by looking at the intriguing quirks and intricacies of her fiction. Asking and answering some very specific questions about what goes on in her novels, he reveals the inner workings of their greatness.? ?In twenty short chapters, each of which explores a question prompted by Austens novels, Mullan illuminates the themes that matter most in her beloved fiction. Readers will discover when Austen's characters had their meals and what shops they went to; how vicars got good livings; and how wealth was inherited. What Matters in Jane Austen? illuminates the rituals and conventions of her fictional world in order to reveal her technical virtuosity and daring as a novelist. It uses telling passages from Austen's letters and details from her own life to explain episodes in her novels: readers will find out, for example, what novels she read, how much money she had to live on, and what she saw at the theater.? ? Written with flair and based on a lifetime's study, What Matters in Jane Austen? will allow readers to appreciate Jane Austen's work in greater depth than ever before.

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By Charles Dickens
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  • Book Code : 0141934735
  • Total of Pages : 336
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Penguin Classics e-books give you the best possible editions of Charles Dickens's novels, including all the original illustrations, useful and informative introductions, the definitive, accurate text as it was meant to be published, a chronology of Dickens's life and notes that fill in the background to the book. Dickens's story of solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by a series of ghostly visitors, has proved one of his most well-loved works. Ever since it was published in 1843 it has had an enduring influence on the way we think about the traditions of Christmas. Dickens's other Christmas writings collected here include 'The Story of the Goblins who Stole a Sexton', the short story from The Pickwick Papers on which A Christmas Carol was based; The Haunted Man, a tale of a man tormented by painful memories; along with shorter pieces, some drawn from the 'Christmas Stories' that Dickens wrote annually for his weekly journals. In all of them Dickens celebrates the season as one of geniality, charity and remembrance.

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A girl came out of lawyer Royall's house, at the end of the one street of North Dormer, and stood on the doorstep. It was the beginning of a June afternoon. The springlike transparent sky shed a rain of silver sunshine on the roofs of the village, and on the pastures and larchwoods surrounding it. A little wind moved among the round white clouds on the shoulders of the hills, driving their shadows across the fields and down the grassy road that takes the name of street when it passes through North Dormer. The place lies high and in the open, and lacks the lavish shade of the more protected New England villages. The clump of weeping- willows about the duck pond, and the Norway spruces in front of the Hatchard gate, cast almost the only roadside shadow between lawyer Royall's house and the point where, at the other end of the village, the road rises above the church and skirts the black hemlock wall enclosing the cemetery.

The Mill on the Floss

By George Eliot
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  • Total of Pages : 293
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There’s no one Maggie Tulliver loves more than her brother Tom. But their relationship is far from easy. She’s passionate and impulsive, but he’s emotionally repressed and dutiful. This tension drives the action of "The Mill on the Floss", one of George Eliot’s most celebrated novels. As the two siblings grow up, they’re pushed and pulled towards each other, as Maggie rails against the rules of 19th century society while Tom conforms to them. Strongly autobiographical, "The Mill on the Floss" is a compelling tale of duty, ambition and the struggle to be yourself. Make it your next read if you liked Hardy’s "Jude the Obscure" or Austen’s "Pride and Prejudice". George Eliot, pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans (1819–1890), was an English novelist, journalist and poet. She took a realist approach to storytelling, finding the drama and beauty in the day-to-day existence of England’s rural working classes. Her most famous novels include "Middlemarch", "The Mill on the Floss" and "Adam Bede". Eliot’s personal life was the subject of some controversy. For over two decades, she lived together with George Henry Lewes, a married man—he was estranged from his wife but never officially divorced. Their relationship offended Victorian sensibilities, but failed to dent Eliot’s popularity with readers. The pair are buried side-by-side in London’s Highgate Cemetery.

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By Zadie Smith
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  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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How did George Eliot's love life affect her prose? Why did Kafka write at three in the morning? In what ways is Barack Obama like Eliza Doolittle? What is Italian feminism? If Roland Barthes killed the author, can Nabokov revive him? Is Date Movie the worst film ever made? Split into five sections -"Reading," "Being," "Seeing," "Feeling," and "Remembering"- Changing My Mind finds Zadie Smith casting an acute eye over material both personal and cultural. This engaging collection of essays reveals Smith as a passionate and precise essayist, equally at home in the world of great books and bad movies, family and philosophy, British comedians and Italian divas. Whether writing of Obama, Katharine Hepburn, Kafka, Anna Magnani, or David Foster Wallace, she brings a practitioner's care to the art of criticism, with a style as sympathetic as it is insightful.

Money for the Rest of Us: 10 Questions to Master Successful Investing

By J. David Stein
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Learn how to protect and grow your wealth with this commonsense guide to investing You manage your own money. You understand the basics of investing and diversifying your portfolio. Now it’s time to invest like a pro for greater profits—with investment expert David Stein, host of the popular weekly podcast, “Money for the Rest of Us.” He’s created a unique ten-question template that makes it easy for individual investors like you to: • Invest more confidently • Feel less overwhelmed • Build a stronger portfolio • Avoid costly mistakes • Plan and save for retirement Despite what many people believe, you don’t need to be an expert to be a successful investor. With Stein as your personal money mentor, you’ll learn how to make smarter, more informed decisions that can help reduce your risk and increase your gains by following a few simple rules for analyzing any investment. This is how the professionals grow their wealth and how you can, too. This is Money for the Rest of Us.

The Complete Works of George Eliot

By George Eliot
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  • Total of Pages : 820
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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete Works of George Eliot” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Scenes of Clerical Life (1858): The Sad Fortunes of the Rev. Amos Barton, Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story, Janet’s Repentance Adam Bede (1859) The Lifted Veil (1859) The Mill on the Floss (1860) Silas Marner, the Weaver of Raveloe (1861) Romola (1863) Brother Jacob (1864) Felix Holt, the Radical (1866) The Spanish Gypsy (1868) Middlemarch (1871/72) The Legend of Jubal, and Other Poems (1874): The Legend of Jubal, Agatha, Armgart, How Lisa Loved the King, A Minor Prophet, Brother and Sister, Stradivarius, A College Breakfast-Party, Two Lovers, Self and Life, “Sweet Endings Come and Go, Love,” The Death of Moses, Arion, “O May I Join the Choir Invisible.” Daniel Deronda (1876) Impressions of Theophrastus Such (1879) The Essays: From the Note-Book of an Eccentric, How to Avoid Disappointment, The Wisdom of the Child, A Little Fable with a Great Moral, Hints on Snubbing, Carlyle’s Life of Sterling, Margaret Fuller, Woman in France: Madame de Sablé, Three Months in Weimar, Evangelical Teaching: Dr. Cumming, German Wit: Henry Heine, The Natural History of German Life, Silly Novels by Lady Novelists, George Forster, Worldliness and Other-Worldliness: The Poet Young, The Influence of Rationalism, The Grammar of Ornament, Address to Working Men, by Felix Holt, Leaves from a Note-Book. Miscellaneous Poems: On Being Called a Saint, Farewell, Sonnet, Question and Answer, “’Mid my Gold-Brown Curls,” “’Mid the Rich Store,” “As Tu Va la Lune se Lever,” In A London Drawing Room, Arms! To Arms!, Ex Oriente Lux, In the South, Will Ladislaw’s Song, Erinna, I Grant you Ample Leave, Mordecai’s Hebrew Verses, Count that Day Lost. Mary Ann (Marian) Evans (1819 – 1880), better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator. She was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological insight.

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By Robert P. Vande Kappelle
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Life’s ultimate adventure—its grandest game and greatest challenge—is the spiritual transformation of the self. According to Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, personality and spirituality are interrelated, spirituality flowing out of individuality. Noting that people differ in fundamental ways, even though they possess the same instincts to drive them from within, Jung discovered that preference, rather than instinct, upbringing, environment, or genetic conditioning, is central to personality. The task of spirituality, then, is not to help us achieve correct doctrine or attain saintly status, but rather to help us best understand our humanity. This endeavor drives Deeper Splendor, a study of spirituality and personality in modern literature. We focus on modern literature, rather than on theology, philosophy, psychology, or sociology, because, as this volume makes clear, one of the best resources for studying transformative spirituality is great literature. The great power of literature is that it speaks of human action and thought, not in the dry, matter-of-fact terms of history, ethics, psychology, or some other science, but in ways that are lively, uplifting, and productive. Engaging with great literature is like beginning a love affair. Such encounters may appear daunting at first, but when you fall in love, you want to know everything about the object of your love, and every encounter leaves you wanting more. When literature enhances spirituality—as is true in the dozen or more selections examined in Deeper Splendor—each literary moment renders us more fully alive. Like its companion texts, Wading in Water and Deep Splendor, this volume is useful for individual or group study. Each chapter concludes with questions suitable for discussion or reflection.

Bad Form

By Kent Puckett
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190450312
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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What--other than embarrassment--could one hope to gain from prolonged exposure to the social mistake? Why think much about what many would like simply to forget? In Bad Form: Social Mistakes and the Nineteenth-Century Novel, Kent Puckett argues that whatever its awkwardness, the social mistake-the blunder, the gaffe, the faux pas-is a figure of critical importance to the nineteenth-century novel. While offering significant new readings of Thackeray, Flaubert, Eliot, James, and others, Puckett shows how the classic realist novel achieves its coherence thanks to minor mistakes that novels both represent and make. While uncovering the nineteenth-century novel's persistent social and structural reliance on the non-catastrophic mistake-eating peas with your knife, saying the wrong thing, overdressing-Bad Form argues that the novel's once considerable cultural authority depends on what we might otherwise think of as that authority's opposite: a jittery, anxious, obsessive attention to the mistakes of others that is its own kind of bad form. Drawing on sociology, psychoanalysis, narrative theory, and the period's large literature on etiquette, Puckett demonstrates that the nineteenth-century novel relies for its form on the paradoxical force of the social mistake.

The Angel out of the House

By Dorice Williams Elliott
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  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Book Code : 0813922011
  • Total of Pages : 270
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Was nineteenth-century British philanthropy the "truest and noblest woman’s work" and praiseworthy for having raised the nation’s moral tone, or was it a dangerous mission likely to cause the defeminization of its practitioners as they became "public persons"? In Victorian England, women’s participation in volunteer work seemed to be a natural extension of their domestic role, but like many other assumptions about gender roles, the connection between charitable and domestic work is the result of specific historical factors and cultural representations. Proponents of women as charitable workers encouraged philanthropy as being ideal work for a woman, while opponents feared the practice was destined to lead to overly ambitious and manly behavior. In The Angel out of the House Dorice Williams Elliott examines the ways in which novels and other texts that portrayed women performing charitable acts helped to make the inclusion of philanthropic work in the domestic sphere seem natural and obvious. And although many scholars have dismissed women’s volunteer endeavors as merely patriarchal collusion, Elliott argues that the conjunction of novelistic and philanthropic discourse in the works of women writers—among them George Eliot and Elizabeth Gaskell, Hannah More and Anna Jameson—was crucial to the redefinition of gender roles and class relations. In a fascinating study of how literary works contribute to cultural and historical change, Elliott’s exploration of philanthropic discourse in nineteenth-century literature demonstrates just how essential that forum was in changing accepted definitions of women and social relations.

Postcolonial George Eliot

By Oliver Lovesey
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137332123
  • Total of Pages : 310
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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This book examines the range of the colonial imaginary in Eliot’s works, from the domestic and regional to ancient and speculative colonialisms. It challenges monolithic, hegemonic views of George Eliot — whose novelistic career paralleled the creation of British India — and also dismissals of the postcolonial as ahistorical. It uncovers often-overlooked colonized figures in the novels. It also investigates Victorian Islamophobia in light of Eliot’s impatience with ignorance, intolerance, and xenophobia as well as her interrogation of the make-believe of endings. Drawing on a range of sources from Eugène Bodichon’s Algerian anthropological texts, the Persian journals of John Martyn, and postmodern re-engagements, Postcolonial George Eliot has implications for an understanding of the globalization of English, the decolonization of disciplinarity and periodization, and the roots of present-day conflict in the wider Mediterranean world.

Victorian Jewelry, Identity, and the Novel

By Jean Arnold
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317002202
  • Total of Pages : 182
  • Category : History
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In this study of Victorian jewels and their representation, Jean Arnold explores the role material objects play in the cultural cohesion of the West. Diamonds and other gems, Arnold argues, symbolized the most closely held beliefs of the Victorians and thus can be considered "prisms of culture." Mined in the far reaches of the empire, they traversed geographical space and cultural boundaries, representing monetary value and evoking empire, class lineage, class membership, gender relations, and aesthetics. Arnold analyzes the many roles material objects fill in Western culture and surveys the cross-cultural history of the Victorian diamond, uncovering how this object became both preeminent and representative of Victorian values. Her close readings of Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone, George Eliot's Middlemarch, William Makepeace Thackeray's The Great Hoggarty Diamond, and Anthony Trollope's The Eustace Diamonds show gendered, aesthetic, economic, fetishistic, colonial, legal, and culturally symbolic interpretations of jewelry as they are enacted through narrative. Taken together, these divergent interpretations offer a holistic view of a material culture's affective attachment to objects. As the assigned meanings of jewels turn them into symbols of power, personal relationships, and valued ideas, human interactions with gems elicit emotional responses that bind the materialist culture together.

Encyclopedia of the Novel

By Paul Schellinger
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135918260
  • Total of Pages : 838
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 980
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The English Middle-Class Novel

By T.B. Tomlinson
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1349028754
  • Total of Pages : 202
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 956
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A Holistically and Logocentrically Based Study of the Phenomenon of the Wanderer In German and English Literature

By Julian Scutts
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1329786513
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  • Category : Education
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Words derivedfrom the verbs "to wander" and "wandern" crop up significantly and often prominently in English and German poetry. Why? Do these verbal occurrences point to some principal or power of coherence and does this power reside in the collective unconscious postulated by Carl G. Jung?

A Practical Reader in Contemporary Literary Theory

By Peter Brooker,Peter Widdowson
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317903560
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 418
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This introduction to practicing literary theory is a reader consisting of extracts from critical analyses, largely by 20th century Anglo-American literary critics, set around major literary texts that undergraduate students are known to be familiar with. It is specifically targeted to present literary criticism through practical examples of essays by literary theorists themselves, on texts both within and outside the literary canon. Four example essays are included for each author/text presented.

The Handy Literature Answer Book

By Daniel S. Burt,Deborah G. Felder
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  • Publisher : Visible Ink Press
  • Book Code : 1578596785
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 420
  • Pdf File: the-handy-literature-answer-book.pdf

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From the epic of Gilgamesh to Aristotle and Cicero, and from Shakespeare and the King James Bible to Wuthering Heights, War and Peace, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the Nobel-winning lyrics of Bob Dylan, the world of literature is an integral part of our lives. Great literature can shape and form thoughts and opinions as well as influence politics and predict the future. Reading can truly enrich our lives, but it can sometimes be daunting to get the most out of a great work of literature. The Handy Literature Answer Book: Understand and Enjoy Meanings, Symbolism, and Signs in Great Works is an engaging, easy-to-read look at literature basics such as themes, symbols, context, and other literary devices. Different literary forms, including novels, poems, plays, short stories, memoirs, and literary nonfiction are analyzed. Hundreds of important stories and great works are used as illustrative examples. Learn about the five basic questions for any work of literature, including “What is the significance of a title?” “What is conflict?” “What is character development?” “What is point of view?” “How does a setting affect a story?” “What are the different schools of literary criticism?” and many more. Bringing the most out of the reading experience, The Handy Literature Answer Book deciphers and analyzes stories, novels, and verses through insightful in-depth answers to nearly 400 common questions. You will also read about such fascinating tidbits as ... • What are the key components of literature? • How is reading literature different from other kinds of reading? • Why is artful reading so hard? • What do poems do? • How should a poem be read for its comparisons—metaphors and similes? • What, according to Poe, should be the method of the short story writer? • How do you recognize the difference between story and plot in a short story? • How can you recognize a symbol? • What are the defining characteristics of the novel? • How did the novel evolve from a popular literary entertainment to the modern novel? • What is the difference between drama and theater? • What is the best way to understand and appreciate Shakespearean drama? • What approaches should you take in reading an essay? • What are characteristics of a memoir? This handy primer also includes a glossary of essential literary terms, a timeline, a helpful bibliography, and an extensive index, adding to its usefulness. Making reading more enriching, rewarding, and enjoyable, The Handy Literature Answer Book is a wonderful, eye-opening read!

Voices of Victorian England: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life

By John A. Wagner Ph.D.
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 0313386897
  • Total of Pages : 298
  • Category : History
  • Members : 207
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The Victorian age was a period of transition as Britain industrialized and society underwent profound changes. Here, contemporary voices provide students with an up-close look at this pivotal time. • Presents and comments on 68 excerpts from primary documents of the Victorian era, 1837–1901 • Details selected topics—such as Victorian Ireland, Social Darwinism, the marriage market, and homosexuality—in numerous sidebars • Points readers to books and websites that can expand their understanding of a document and relate it to themes and issues in modern life • Suggests methods students can use to successfully incorporate the documents into school research and reading projects • Includes a chronology listing important dates and events from the birth of Princess Victoria in 1819 to the end of the Boer War in 1902

George Eliot and Intoxication

By K. McCormack
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230596118
  • Total of Pages : 234
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 640
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Throughout George Eliot's fiction, not only do a remarkable number of her characters act under the influence of unwise consumption of alcohol and opium, but drugs also recur often as metaphors and allusions. Together, they create an extensive pattern of drug/disease references that represent socio-political problems as diseases in a social body and solutions to those problems (especially solutions that depend on some kind of written language) as volatile remedies that retain the potential to either kill or cure.

The Doctor in the Victorian Novel

By Tabitha Sparks
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317035410
  • Total of Pages : 186
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 844
  • Pdf File: the-doctor-in-the-victorian-novel.pdf

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With the character of the doctor as her subject, Tabitha Sparks follows the decline of the marriage plot in the Victorian novel. As Victorians came to terms with the scientific revolution in medicine of the mid-to-late nineteenth century, the novel's progressive distance from the conventions of the marriage plot can be indexed through a rising identification of the doctor with scientific empiricism. A narrative's stance towards scientific reason, Sparks argues, is revealed by the fictional doctor's relationship to the marriage plot. Thus, novels that feature romantic doctors almost invariably deny the authority of empiricism, as is the case in George MacDonald's Adela Cathcart. In contrast, works such as Wilkie Collins's Heart and Science, which highlight clinically minded or even sinister doctors, uphold the determining logic of science and, in turn, threaten the novel's romantic plot. By focusing on the figure of the doctor rather than on a scientific theme or medical field, Sparks emulates the Victorian novel's personalization of tropes and belief systems, using the realism associated with the doctor to chart the sustainability of the Victorian novel's central imaginative structure, the marriage plot. As the doctors Sparks examines increasingly stand in for the encroachment of empirical knowledge on a morally formulated artistic genre, their alienation from the marriage plot and its interrelated decline succinctly herald the end of the Victorian era and the beginning of Modernism.

An Introduction to the English Novel (2 Vols)

By Arnold Kettle
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317356578
  • Total of Pages : 338
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 687
  • Pdf File: an-introduction-to-the-english-novel.pdf

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First published in 1951, the two volumes of An Introduction to the English Novel discuss how and why the novel developed in England in the eighteenth century. The books look at the function and background of prose fiction, focusing its arguments around the study of carefully selected books that have had a significant impact on its development. The author examines the progress in the long struggle of the novelist to see life steadily and whole, and points out some of the problems and hazards that beset the writer still.