George Eliot and Victorian Historiography: Imagining the by Neil McCaw PDF

By Neil McCaw

ISBN-10: 0312234139

ISBN-13: 9780312234133

During this new research of George Eliot's fiction, textual makes an attempt to visualize a coherent and unified nationwide prior are visible as generating a contradictory imaginative and prescient of Englishness. it's a historiographical nationwide id, developing similar to important, and conflicting, developments within the Victorian writing of background. The inherent uncertainty because of the shift among diverse perceptions of English historical past leads, in later fiction, to an abandonment of contemporaneous grand narratives. The final result is a background that anticipates a extra glossy, radical philosophy of background.

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62 Indeed, throughout the childhood of Maggie and Tom Tulliver there is an implied assumption that there is a dissimilarity between the period of the first reform bill and that in which the novel was written. ’64 Here Eliot offers (albeit ironically) a view of her present (the period in which the novel was written) as providing more opportunity for young women than it did in the period of Maggie’s childhood. This apparently progressive view of female education was rooted in the Comtean notion that education should be provided equally to all, regardless of gender, the motivation behind Eliot’s donation to Girton College.

61 The suggestion is clear, in modern times such ‘delicacies’ are viewed as a matter of (main) course. At the same time as there is deemed to be an ongoing material development, there is also an implied intellectual advance. 62 Indeed, throughout the childhood of Maggie and Tom Tulliver there is an implied assumption that there is a dissimilarity between the period of the first reform bill and that in which the novel was written. ’64 Here Eliot offers (albeit ironically) a view of her present (the period in which the novel was written) as providing more opportunity for young women than it did in the period of Maggie’s childhood.

Amos Barton’ progress is seen as manifesting itself in material terms, with the New Police force, the Tithe Commutation Act and the penny post, all of them ‘guarantees of human advancement’. The narrator is clear in his assertion that it is only an imagination that ‘does a little Toryism by the sly’59 (such as his) that can possibly regret this progress, thereby hankering after the past. ”’60 These significant developments in eighteenth-century engineering stand as landmarks within the assumed narrative of technological advance.

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