A Modern Odyssey: Realism, the Masses, and Nationalism in George Eliot's Felix Holt

Lesjak, Carolyn
September 1996
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Fall96, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p78
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Examines George Eliot's `Felix Holt' as an industrial novel, showing the development of the concept of nationalism as a process through a series of displacements. Raymond Williams' view of the industrial novel; Symbolic resolution of conflict; division between work and culture; Link between English culture and imperial power; National identification as a notion of wholeness and continuity.


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