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George Eliot Mathilde Blind

George Eliot By Mathilde Blind

George Eliot by Mathilde Blind

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As the first biography of Eliot, Blind's 1883 work represents a successful contemporary's interpretation of the life and works of the renowned author. This work carefully examines Eliot's early life and the influences on her, and confirms her reputation as one of the most respected writers of her time.

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George Eliot by Mathilde Blind

George Eliot's first biographer, Mathilde Blind (1841-1896), was herself a poet and writer. Born in Germany, Blind moved with her family to London when she was still a child, and it was there that she established her literary reputation, writing poetry, essays, biographies, and a novel. In 1883, three years after Eliot's death, Blind's George Eliot was published. It is the first full-length biography of Eliot; while biographical articles about her had appeared in 1881, Blind's work corrected mistakes and enlarged the knowledge of Eliot's early life. Indeed, what sets her biography apart is the extent of private sources that Blind sought out, returning to Eliot's home and engaging with family and friends to accrue extensive information hitherto unknown to the public. Organized first around her personal life and latterly around her works, this biography will interest Eliot scholars, students of nineteenth-century criticism, and scholars of feminism.

Table of Contents

Prefatory note; 1. Introductory; 2. Childhood and early home; 3. Youthful studies and friendships; 4. Translation of Strauss and Feuerbach - tour on the Continent; 5. The 'Westminster Review'; 6. George Henry Lewes; 7. Scenes of Clerical Life; 8. Adam Bede; 9. The Mill on the Floss; 10. Silas Marner; 11. Romola; 12. Her poems; 13. Felix Holt and Middlemarch; 14. Daniel Deronda; 15. Last years.

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George Eliot by Mathilde Blind
Cambridge University Press
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