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George Eliot: An Intellectual Life Valerie A. Dodd

George Eliot: An Intellectual Life

Valerie A. Dodd

Published March 12th 1990
ISBN : 9780333310946
Hardcover
381 pages
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 About the Book 

There have been several biographies of George Eliot but this is the first study to focus on her intellectual development. The book provides an analysis of the biographical and intellectual factors which encouraged George Eliot to decide upon fictionMoreThere have been several biographies of George Eliot but this is the first study to focus on her intellectual development. The book provides an analysis of the biographical and intellectual factors which encouraged George Eliot to decide upon fiction as her chosen mode of expression, and demonstrates how that decision was influenced by, and an echoing of, J.S.Mills and Carlyles critiques of philosophy.