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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2012; 672204–233 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2012.67.2.204
Published: 01 September 2012
...,” never again to perform productive work. But many mid-Victorians saw diffusion in optimistic terms, in contrast to more disconsolate perspectives at the century's close. In Middlemarch (1873-74), I argue, Eliot utilized the theory of energy diffusion as a model of eternal fulfillment. She did so in two...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2012; 664494–530 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2012.66.4.494
Published: 01 March 2012
... Middlemarch (1871–72) critiques this paradigm, revealing its negation of otherness and its corresponding fixation of the self as an identity, and offers an alternative conception of relationship that foregrounds the presence and distinctness of the other and the open-endedness of relationship. The novel...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2011; 663307–327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2011.66.3.307
Published: 01 December 2011
...Rebecca N. Mitchell In both Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre (1847) and George Eliot’s Middlemarch (1871–72) an earnest and ambitious man falls in love with a superficial and beautiful woman named Rosamond. This essay explores the “Rosamond plots” to argue that Middlemarch stages a radical revision of...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1996; 504501–524 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2933926
Published: 01 March 1996
... microscope that had nurtured this culture and surveying the role of Victorian periodicals in sustaining it, I trace the significance of the discipline, particularly as conveyed in Lewes's neglected article "Only a Pond!," for the texture and structure of Middlemarch. The language of her characters' dialogues...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1995; 494513–531 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2933731
Published: 01 March 1995
...Claudia Moscovici This essay traces some of the social and generic implications of George Eliot's abundant use of allusion as a mode of characterization in Middlemarch. By analyzing the manner in which the characters in Middlemarch tend t misread each other by means of false or inappropriate...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1993; 483341–361 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2933652
Published: 01 December 1993
...Lilian R. Furst This articles sets Middlemarch into the context of medical history, particularly the movement for reform advocated by the radical Thomas Wakley in the Lancet, which he founded in 1823, and which was widely read. The profession's hierarchical structure with its division into...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1990; 452144–175 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/3045122
Published: 01 September 1990
...Joseph Nicholes Copyright 1990 The Regents of the University of California Vertical Context in Middlemarch: George Eliot's Civil War of the Soul JOSEPH NICHOLES 9J$ITING Middlemarch just after the na- tional controversy over the Second Re- form Bill of 1867, and setting it at the time of the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1986; 404400–411 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/3044729
Published: 01 March 1986
...Hilary Fraser Copyright 1986 The Regents of the University of California St. Theresa, St. Dorothea, and Miss Brooke in Middlemarch HILARY FRASER considerable portion of the large body of critical literature on Middlemarch has been taken up with discussions of the character of Dorothea, her...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1984; 39169–90 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/3044822
Published: 01 June 1984
...Harriet Farwell Adams Copyright 1984 The Regents of the University of California Dorothea and "Miss Brooke" in Middlemarch HARRIET FARWELL ADAMS HE PUBLICATION in 1871 of Book One of Middlemarch was met with wide no- tice and wide acclaim. A reviewer for the Daily News, however, after admiring...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1981; 354487–505 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/3044621
Published: 01 March 1981
...Susan M. Greenstein Copyright 1981 Regents of the University of California The Question of Vocation: From Romola to Middlemarch SUSAN M. GREENSTEIN THERE is a kind of lese majesty in pressing,past the forinida- ble,persona of "George Eliot" to the woman who wrote the novels. To talk about...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1980; 353432–453 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/3044871
Published: 01 December 1980
... by The Regents of the University of California 0029-0564/80/OQ4M32+22$00.50 [432] Middlemarch, Chapter 85 433 incarnate-who knows that he is stoned, not for professing the Right, but for not being the man he professed to be. This was the consciousness that Bulstrode was withering under while he made...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1978; 333366–372 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2933020
Published: 01 December 1978
...Richard D. Altick Copyright 1978 Regents of the University of California Anachronisms in Middlemarch: A Note RICHARD D. ALTICK THE TIGHT COORDINATION of "private events" with "public events" through topical allusions is an integral part of George Eliot's novelistic technique in Middlemarch...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1976; 313285–312 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2933580
Published: 01 December 1976
...Kathleen Blake Copyright 1976 Regents of the University of California Middlemarch and the Woman Question KATHLEEN BLAKE EVERYBODY SAYS that Middlemarch is a great work. Many of its original reviewers aid that it raised the Woman Question.' Yet the body of criticism from then till now makes...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1974; 284450–457 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2933238
Published: 01 March 1974
...Eugene Hollahan [Footnotes] 1 Middlemarch, ed. with introd. and notes by Gordon S. Haight (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, Riverside ed., 1956), p. 313 Haight 313 Middlemarch 1956 2 Lionel Stevenson in The English Novel: A Panorama (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1960), p. 381 Stevenson...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1975; 30133–52 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2933224
Published: 01 June 1975
...Robert A. Greenberg Copyright 1975 By The Regents of the University of California Plexuses and Ganglia: Scientific Allusion in Middlemarch ROBERT A. GREENBERG I am trying to fix some knowledge about plexuses and ganglia in my soft brain, which generally only serves me to remember that there is...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1975; 30153–81 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2933225
Published: 01 June 1975
...U. C. Knoepflmacher Copyright 1975 By The Regents of the University of California Middlemarch: An Avuncular View U. C. KNOEPFLMACHER Etymological Note: The word "uncle" is derived from "au- unculus"-a mother's brother-a word that stems from the combination of "auus" (an ancestor, especially a...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1973; 282210–214 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2933105
Published: 01 September 1973
...Brian Swann Notes Middlemarch and Myth "The realistic novel owes its origin to rejecting the paradigms that had for centuries determined literary forms: fable, legend, myth, and the traditional, typical stories and characters from the storehouse of world literature that were constantly being...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1971; 254417–431 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2933120
Published: 01 March 1971
...Michael York Mason Copyright 1971 By The Regents of the University of California [Footnotes] 2 Essays of George Eliot, ed. Thomas Pinney (New York, 1963), p. 446 Pinney 446 Essays of George Eliot 1963 3 "History by Indirection: The Era of Reform in 'Middlemarch,'" VS1 (1957...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1971; 263339–347 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2933212
Published: 01 December 1971
... can there be to the seemingly inexhaustible creativity and complex imagination of Charles Dickens? ROBERT SIMPSON MCLEAN Queensborough Community College, City University of New York A NOTE ON Middlemarch In chapter 19 of Middlemarch, Will Ladislaw and his German artist friend Naumann come upon the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 1966; 21135–47 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/2932697
Published: 01 June 1966
... (Detroit, 1965). [35] 36 Nineteenth-Century Fiction notice when we read the novel with the fullest awareness. By dis- cussing a single chapter from her greatest novel, this essay tries to suggest some general characteristics of the method not only of Middlemarch but of George Eliot's fiction in general and...