George Eliot and the British Empire
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George Eliot and the British Empire by Nancy Henry
Book DescriptionIn this study Nancy Henry introduces a set of facts that place George Eliot's life and work within the contexts of mid-nineteenth-century British colonialism and imperialism. Henry examines Eliot's roles as an investor in colonial stocks, a parent to emigrant sons, and a reader of colonial literature. She highlights the importance of these contexts to our understanding of both Eliot's fiction and her situation within Victorian culture. Henry argues that Eliot's decision to represent the empire only as it infiltrated the imaginations and domestic lives of her characters illuminates the nature of her Realism. The book also re-examines the assumptions of postcolonial criticism about Victorian fiction and its relation to empire.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521027915
(228mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This study situates George Eliot's life and work within the contexts of mid-nineteenth-century British colonialism and imperialism.
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Author Biography - Nancy Henry
Nancy Henry is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the State University of New York, Binghamton. She is the editor of George Eliot's Impressions of Theophratus Such (1994), Elizabeth Gaskell's Sylvia's Lovers (1997), and Gaskell's Ruth. She is a contributor to both the Oxford Companion to George Eliot and The Cambridge Companion to George Eliot (2001). She has published widely on George Eliot, including essays in the Cambridge Companion to George Eliot and in Victorian Literature and Culture.
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