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By Nancy Henry

During this leading edge examine Nancy Henry introduces a suite of proof that position George Eliot's lifestyles and paintings in the contexts of mid-nineteenth-century British colonialism and imperialism. Henry examines Eliot's roles as an investor in colonial shares, a father or mother to emigrant sons, and a reader of colonial literature. She highlights the significance of those contexts to our knowing of either Eliot's fiction and her scenario inside Victorian tradition. Henry argues that Eliot's selection to symbolize the empire merely because it infiltrated the imaginations and family lives of her characters illuminates the character of her Realism. The ebook additionally re-examines the assumptions of postcolonial feedback approximately Victorian fiction and its relation to empire.

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