Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot

Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot

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Oxford Reader's Companions draw on the latest scholarship to provide literature specialists, students, and general readers with compact and reliable sources of reference on the lives, works, and critical reputations of major British and American authors. Edited and written by leading scholars,titles in the series bring together a wealth of biographical, bibliographical, and historical information to illuminate the wider literary and cultural context of each author's work.This Oxford Readers Companion is the most comprehensive guide ever published to the life and work of George Eliot, providing in easily accessible form a rich diversity of detailed information and a wide range of critical insights into her fiction and its contexts. It is the first reference work todo justice to the extraordinary range and depth of George Eliots intellectual life.Contemporary critical approaches to her fiction are discussed in detail, and there are entries on the formal and thematic features of her novels, on their initial reception, and on the fluctuating fortunes of the authors posthumous reputation. A long entry surveys her life, and there are shorterentries on her family, friends, and acquaintances, on the places she lived in and the countries she visited, on the writers, thinkers, artists, and composers from different cultures whose work she knew, and on broad contextual subjects such as philosophy and science, France and Germany, music andthe visual arts, society, and the Woman Question.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
ISBN: 9780198600992
Branch Call Number: 823.8 EL44o 2000
Characteristics: xxi, 477 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Rignall, John 1942-


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