7. Middlemarch: 1870–2

  1. Nancy Henry

Published Online: 30 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118274644.ch7

Life of George Eliot, The: A Critical Biography

Life of George Eliot, The: A Critical Biography

How to Cite

Henry, N. (2012) Middlemarch: 1870–2, in Life of George Eliot, The: A Critical Biography, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118274644.ch7

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



  • Middlemarch, 1870–2;
  • “The Legend of Jubal,” and Eliot's thinking of the afterlife;
  • the poem, and gladness, metaphorically, as the art of music;
  • Eliot, of art as a form of future life, the artist lives on in her art;
  • Eliot's late career, speaking to the future, artistic drive and aspirations;
  • “Jubal,” and inspiration, the relationship of art to nature;
  • Middlemarch, of two stories in a multi-plot, critical attention;
  • Eliot's “study of provincial life,” and the prominence of science;
  • Lewes's research for Problems of Life and Mind;
  • Middlemarch, the theme on gambling, metaphoric, literal


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • “The Legend of Jubal”

  • Preparing for Middlemarch

  • Middlemarch