George Eliot and Victorian Historiography: Imagining the National Past (Hardback)Neil McCaw (author)
Hardback 203 Pages / Published: 25/07/2000
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In this new study of George Eliot's fiction, textual attempts to imagine a coherent and unified national past are seen as producing a contradictory vision of Englishness. It is a historiographical national identity, constructed in the image of predominant, and conflicting, trends in the Victorian writing of history. The inherent uncertainty caused by the shift between different perceptions of English history leads, in the later fiction, to an abandonment of contemporaneous grand narratives. The consequence is a history that anticipates a more modern, radical philosophy of history.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Number of pages: 203
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 11 mm
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