Coverart for item
The Resource George Eliot and the conflict of interpretations : a reading of the novels, David Carroll

George Eliot and the conflict of interpretations : a reading of the novels, David Carroll

Label
George Eliot and the conflict of interpretations : a reading of the novels
Title
George Eliot and the conflict of interpretations
Title remainder
a reading of the novels
Statement of responsibility
David Carroll
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two versions of George Eliot, both very influential, have emerged from the study of her life and work. One is the radical Victorian thinker, formidably learned in a whole range of intellectual disciplines, to which she made major contributions during her early years in London. The other is the reclusive novelist, enigmatic, sybilline, celebrating through her fiction the communal values which were being eroded in the modern world. This study brings the two together, and by placing her within the crisis of belief and value acted out in the mid-nineteenth century, it reveals the unity of her whole career. George Eliot saw this crisis as one of interpretation, and the intensity of her writing comes from the vivid, almost apocalyptic, awareness that traditional modes of interpreting the world were breaking down irrevocably. This study shows how, in response to this, she redefined the nature of Victorian fiction--its presentation of character, the role of the narrator, the structure of narrative, the depiction of social and historical change. Each of her novels becomes an experiment which tests to the point of destruction a variety of Victorian myths, orthodoxies and ideologies, as it moves towards its climax--the inevitable contradiction which disconfirms all theories of life. George Eliot and the conflict of interpretations articulates the tension, novel by novel, between the writer's suspicion of orthodox creeds and her urgent need to restore values in a sceptical age. Each attempt to break through the conflict of interpretations acknowledges the urgency of the need and the provisional nature of any resolution
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carroll, David
Dewey number
823/.8
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4688
LC item number
.C28 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eliot, George
  • Women and literature
  • Didactic fiction, English
Label
George Eliot and the conflict of interpretations : a reading of the novels, David Carroll
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Scenes of Clerical Life: familiar types and symbols -- 2. Adam Bede: pastoral theodicies -- 3. The Mill on the Floss: growing up in St Ogg's -- 4. Silas Marner: rustic hermeneutics -- 5. Romola: duplicity, doubleness, and sacred rebellion -- 6. Felix Holt: commentaries on the apocalypse -- 7. Middlemarch: empiricist fables -- 8. Daniel Deronda: coercive types
Control code
ocm24545748
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 333 pages
Isbn
9780521024372
Lccn
91036677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780521403665
  • (OCoLC)24545748
Label
George Eliot and the conflict of interpretations : a reading of the novels, David Carroll
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Scenes of Clerical Life: familiar types and symbols -- 2. Adam Bede: pastoral theodicies -- 3. The Mill on the Floss: growing up in St Ogg's -- 4. Silas Marner: rustic hermeneutics -- 5. Romola: duplicity, doubleness, and sacred rebellion -- 6. Felix Holt: commentaries on the apocalypse -- 7. Middlemarch: empiricist fables -- 8. Daniel Deronda: coercive types
Control code
ocm24545748
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 333 pages
Isbn
9780521024372
Lccn
91036677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780521403665
  • (OCoLC)24545748

Library Locations

    • CLEVELAND/Main LibraryBorrow it
      325 Superior Ave., N.E., Cleveland, OH, 44114, US
      41.501174 -81.69177499999999
Processing Feedback ...