Introduction: A Brief Reflection on George Eliot Past, Present and Future

  • K. M. Newton


This Introduction considers the fluctuations in Eliot’s literary reputation, from the reaction against her Victorian fame in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, to the recovery of her reputation as a major novelist from the 1940s, the various critical modes that have emerged since then, together with the later twentieth century critical objections by critics influenced by structuralism, post-structuralism, feminism and post-colonialism. There is also a discussion of new critical angles on her writings that are emerging or may emerge in the twenty-first century, together with an outline of the argument and structure of this book.


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  • K. M. Newton
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  1. 1.University of DundeeDundeeUK

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