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The Resource George Eliot and the politics of national inheritance, Bernard Semmel

George Eliot and the politics of national inheritance, Bernard Semmel

Label
George Eliot and the politics of national inheritance
Title
George Eliot and the politics of national inheritance
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Semmel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this stimulating history of the ideas behind George Eliot's novels, Bernard Semmel explores George Eliot's use of the plot of inheritance in her novels. Through detailed analyses of Eliot's novels and a study of the intellectual currents of the time, Semmel demonstrates that her feelings toward inheritance provided the central ideas in her novels. Semmel argues that Eliot wrote of inheritance both in the common meaning of the term, as in the transfer of goods and property from parents to children, and in the more metaphoric sense of the inheritance of both the benefits and burdens of the historical past, particularly those of the nation's culture and traditions. He believes Eliot's novels centered so strongly around the idea of inheritance because she viewed herself as intellectually "disinherited": she was writing at a time when society was transforming itself from a traditional to a modern one, and she was estranged from her father and brother.; In this in-depth study, Semmel dissects the politics of many of Eliot's novels, including Middlemarch, The Mill on the Floss, and Silas Marner, and convincingly demonstrates Eliot's variations on the plot of inheritance and her acceptance of the reform processes in Britain's political life. All those interested in Victorian literature, history, and political thought will appreciate Semmel's George Eliot and the Politics of National Inheritance
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
MT4IT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Semmel, Bernard
Dewey number
823/.8
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4692.P64
LC item number
S46 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eliot, George
  • Politics and literature
  • Political fiction, English
  • National characteristics, English, in literature
  • Eliot, George
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • National characteristics, English, in literature
  • Political and social views
  • Political fiction, English
  • Politics and literature
  • Great Britain
  • Conservatisme
Label
George Eliot and the politics of national inheritance, Bernard Semmel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-161) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Myth of the Disinherited One -- 2. Free Will and the Politics of Inheritance -- 3. The Positivist Novel -- 4. Positivism and the Politics of Compromise in Middlemarch -- 5. The Disinherited Races
Control code
252593331
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (168 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786610527182
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252593331
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
George Eliot and the politics of national inheritance, Bernard Semmel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-161) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Myth of the Disinherited One -- 2. Free Will and the Politics of Inheritance -- 3. The Positivist Novel -- 4. Positivism and the Politics of Compromise in Middlemarch -- 5. The Disinherited Races
Control code
252593331
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (168 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786610527182
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252593331
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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