cover of book
 

BUY FROM PUBLISHER


Available as an ebook at:
Google Play



Making Up Society: The Novels of George Eliot
by Philip Fisher
University of Pittsburgh Press, 1981
Paper: 978-0-8229-8554-9 | Cloth: 978-0-8229-3800-2 | eISBN: 978-0-8229-7696-7
Library of Congress Classification PR4688.F5
Dewey Decimal Classification 823.8

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY | REVIEWS | REQUEST ACCESSIBLE FILE
ABOUT THIS BOOK

Fisher places the work of George Eliot within the great evolution that constitutes the nineteenth-century English novel. He reports not only about her work, but about an evolving complex literary form. Fisher examines Eliot’s work as responding to “the loss of society,” the breakdown between public life and individua moral history. As trust in the community as a base of moral life weakens, decisive changes occur: the English novel accommodated itself to the disappearance of society and changed from the representation of individuals as members of a social order to the description of the self surrounded by collections of unrelated others.


Nearby on shelf for English literature / 19th century, 1770/1800-1890/1900: