3. London and Lewes: 1850–4

  1. Nancy Henry

Published Online: 30 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118274644.ch3

Life of George Eliot, The: A Critical Biography

Life of George Eliot, The: A Critical Biography

How to Cite

Henry, N. (2012) London and Lewes: 1850–4, in Life of George Eliot, The: A Critical Biography, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118274644.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

Book Series:

  1. Blackwell Critical Biographies

Book Series Editors:

  1. Claude Rawson

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405137058

Online ISBN: 9781118274644

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Keywords:

  • London and Lewes, 1850–4;
  • Eliot's early years in London, influencing her critical thinking;
  • intellectual dimensions of Eliot's life, indistinguishable;
  • The Leader and the Legacy of Shelley;
  • Lewes admiration of Shelley's freedom of spirit;
  • Lewes, and Shelley's “unyielding worship of truth”;
  • Mary Ann Evans, imbibing the atmosphere of Toryism;
  • fundamental opposition, to Shelley and Leigh Hunt's radicalism;
  • Eliot's theory of realistic, the Victorian period's contribution to novel;
  • Eliot's personal experience, reflected in her fictional representations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Leader and the Legacy of Shelley

  • Triangulated Desire and the Other Woman

  • Second Marriages and Divorce

  • Poste Restante, Weimar