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Vocation and desire. George Eliot's heroines.

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Generations of critics have seen George Eliot as a conservative Victorian high moralist and sibyl. "Vocation and Desire" questions that image, finding in her work unexpected elements of anger, feminism, subversiveness, revenge, iconoclasm, wit and eroticism. Analysing the making and remaking of George Eliot, Dorothea Barrett traces the development of Eliot's sybilline image, which gradually eclipsed the subversive George Eliot - an eclipse which Eliot herself initiated. Barrett's study of the heroines of Eliot's six major novels focuses on issues of language and desire, providing a re-reading of the contradictions and strengths of Eliot's work. She also considers the reception of George Eliot by 20th-century feminist critics, and discusses the broader implications of her work for contemporary feminism.
Ex-university library, library stamp on book edges and inside cover but text clean and unmarked.

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Author(s):
Dorothea Barrett
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0415056748
ISBN-13:
9780415056748
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
Vocation and desire

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Generations of critics have seen George Eliot as a conservative Victorian high moralist and sibyl. "Vocation and Desire" questions that image, finding in her work unexpected elements of anger, feminism, subversiveness, revenge, iconoclasm, wit and eroticism. Analysing the making and remaking of George Eliot, Dorothea Barrett traces the development of Eliot's sybilline image, which gradually eclipsed the subversive George Eliot - an eclipse which Eliot herself initiated. Barrett's study of the heroines of Eliot's six major novels focuses on issues of language and desire, providing a re-reading of the contradictions and strengths of Eliot's work. She also considers the reception of George Eliot by 20th-century feminist critics, and discusses the broader implications of her work for contemporary feminism.
Ex-university library, library stamp on book edges and inside cover but text clean and unmarked.

Author(s):
Dorothea Barrett
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0415056748
ISBN-13:
9780415056748
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
Vocation and desire

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