4. Marian Lewes and George Eliot: 1855–60

  1. Nancy Henry

Published Online: 30 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118274644.ch4

Life of George Eliot, The: A Critical Biography

Life of George Eliot, The: A Critical Biography

How to Cite

Henry, N. (2012) Marian Lewes and George Eliot: 1855–60, in Life of George Eliot, The: A Critical Biography, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118274644.ch4

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:

  • Marian Lewes and George Eliot, 1855–60;
  • Eliot, on institution of marriage as never sacred, than relationship of love;
  • Eliot and Lewes, similar opinions of the nature of marriage;
  • Eliot's stand on the binding in matrimony, and injustice of laws;
  • Eliot's criticism of marriage, as “an uncomplying discord of nature”;
  • Eliot and Victorian realism, falsehood being easy, but truth, difficult;
  • Eliot's allusive self-consciousness, to reality and fiction;
  • Gothic story of triangulated desire, a twist of early science fiction;
  • The Mill on the Floss, and triangulations, Eliot's art of allusion;
  • Eliot's writing, taking new directions for the English novel

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Scenes of Clerical Life

  • Adam Bede

  • The Mill on the Floss