The transferred life of George Eliot : the biography of a novelist /

Reading George Eliot's work was described by one Victorian critic as like the feeling of entering the confessional in which she sees and hears all the secrets of human psychology-'that roar which lies on the other side of silence'. This new biography of George Eliot goes beyond the mu...

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Main Author: Davis, Philip (Author)
Format: Book
Published:Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition:First edition.
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Table of Contents:
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Plates
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • 1. Family Likenesses, 1819-42
  • 2. The Valley of Humiliation: The Single Woman, 1840-51
  • 3. Three Translations
  • 4. The Two Loves of 1852:1. Herbert Spencer
  • 5. The Two loves of 1852: 2. George Henry Lewes
  • 6. 'The first time' in the 'new era': Scenes of Clerical Life, 1856-7
  • 7. Adam Bede: 'The Other Side of the Commonplace', 1857-9
  • 8. The Mill on the Floss: 'My problems are purely psychical', 1859-60: Psychology and the Levels of Thought
  • 9. 'Great Facts Have Struggled to Find a Voice': The Toll of the 1860s
  • 10. Middlemarch: Realism and Thoughtworld, 1869-71
  • 11. Daniel Deronda: The Great Transmitter and the Last Experiment, 1873-6
  • The End
  • Notes
  • Select Bibliography
  • Index

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