George Eliot for the Twenty-First Century

Literature, Philosophy, Politics

  • K. M. Newton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. K. M. Newton
    Pages 97-135
  3. K. M. Newton
    Pages 161-203
  4. K. M. Newton
    Pages 205-223
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 225-232

About this book


George Eliot for the Twenty-First Century reexamines Eliot two hundred years after her birth and offers an innovative critical reading that seeks to change perceptions of Eliot. Tracing Eliot’s literary reception from the nineteenth century to the late twentieth and early twenty-first century, K. M. Newton frames Eliot as an unorthodox radical and considers the philosophical, ethical, political, and artistic subtleties permeating her writings. Drawing from close readings of her novels, essays, and letters, Newton offers a new critical perspective on George Eliot and reveals her enduring relevance in the twenty-first century.


George Eliot bicentennial reception studies otherness in literature the other in literature literary reception radical empiricism George Eliot critical reception The Mill on the Floss Middlemarch Daniel Deronda Eliot and modernism

Authors and affiliations

  • K. M. Newton
    • 1
  1. 1.University of DundeeDundeeUnited Kingdom

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