Three Literary Riots: "Felix Holt," "Alton Locke," and "I promessi sposi."
- Three Literary Riots: "Felix Holt," "Alton Locke," and "I promessi sposi." Szirotny, June Skye // Victorians Institute Journal;2006, Vol. 34, p175
This essay explores the common themes and portrayals of riots in 19th century literature, particularly that of George Eliot's "Felix Holt, the Radical," Charles Kingsley's "Alton Locke, Tailor and Poety: An Autobiography," and Alessandro Manzoni's "I promessi sposi." The author focuses on the...
- GEORGE ELIOT: WOLLSTONECRAFT'S 'JUDICIOUS PERSON WITH SOME TURN FOR HUMOUR' McCormack, Kathleen // English Language Notes;Sep81, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p44
Presents a literary criticism of the essay 'Silly Novels by Lady Novelists,' by George Eliot. View of Eliot on readers recording emotional responses to books; Influence of fellow writer Mary Wollstonecraft on Eliot's novels; Adoption of the correct fondness for novels.
- Foraging, Talking, and Tricksters. Wessels, Michael // Journal of Folklore Research;Sep-Dec2008, Vol. 45 Issue 3, p299
This essay discusses some aspects of Mathias Guenther's work on the /Xam narratives that are contained in the Bleek and Lloyd collection. While his writing on the narratives themselves has been very influential in the field, it has not, itself, been adequately critiqued. I especially examine...
- Reading the Mind: From George Eliot's Fiction to James Sully's Psychology. Ryan, Vanessa L. // Journal of the History of Ideas;Oct2009, Vol. 70 Issue 4, p615
An essay is presented which explores the essay "George Eliot's Art," by psychologist James Sully in an 1881 issue of the journal "Mind." The views of Sully and of Victorian scientists regarding the value of art and fictional writing, the mental effort required in the act of reading, and the...
- THOMAS HARDY AND THE NAME "WESSEX" Keith, W. J. // English Language Notes;Sep68, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p42
The article discusses the use of the word "Wessex" in Thomas Hardy's writings. It is stated that Hardy was anticipated by William Barnes who had used the word with contemporary reference in the preface to his "Poems of Rural Life, in Common English" that was published in 1868, but Barnes was...
- The Traffic in Men: Female Kinship in Three Novels by George Eliot. Vigderman, Patricia // Style;Spring98, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p18
Discusses the topic of female kinship in novels by George Eliot. Details on the essay `The Traffic in Women: Notes on the Political Economy of Sex,' by Gayle Rubin; How Eliot's novels present an important affirmation of women's presence in the kinship system; Information on the novel `Middlemarch.'
- George Eliot and the ambiguity of murder. Alley, Henry // Studies in the Novel;Spring93, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p59
Analyzes the fictions of George Eliot. Violence and death theme in Eliot's works; Significance of the narrative change in Eliot's fiction; Analysis of the characters in Eliot's work of fiction.
- Artificial Wombs and Archaic Tombs: Angela Carter's The Passion of New Eve and the Alien Tetralogy. Ferreira, Aline // Femspec;2002, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p90
An essay is presented which compares Angela Carter's novel "The Passion of New Eve" with the "Alien" tetralogy. The themes of gender, the body, reproductive technologies, and childbirth that occur in both the novel and the films are discussed. Particular attention is given to the woman as...
- Heroic Reading. Alderson, Brian // Children's Literature in Education;Mar1995, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p73
Discusses the children's book `The Heroes' written by Charles Kingsley. Editions of the book; Need to balance matter and manner; Insouciance over names and places; Choice of prose; Matching the concept of the heroic; Criticism on the shaping and pacing of events; Seacoast imagery; Lithography of...