George Eliot Review Issue 40B: 2009


Special Issue of the George Eliot Review
Notes on Contributors 2009
Editors' Note
How George Eliot Came to Write Fiction
Scenes of Clerical Life: George Eliot's Version of Conversion
The stream of human thought and deed' in 'Mr Gilfil's Love-Story'
Orphic Variations in Scenes of Clerical Life
Indications that I can touch the hearts of my fellow men': Reading Scenes of Clerical Life from a Kleinian Psychoanalytic Perspective
Death and Recollection: The Elegiac Dimension of Scenes of Clerical Life
Idlers and Collaborators: Enter the Dog

In 1846 John Chapman of Newgate Street published a translation of David Strauss's Das Leben Jesu. Although no translator was accredited, this book was the result of two years' arduous work by Mary Ann Evans, the woman who would later achieve renown…

Rosemary Ashton is Quain Professor of English Language and Literature at University College London. She is the author of acclaimed critical biographies of George Eliot (1996) and G. H. Lewes (1991). Her many publications on George Eliot include The…

The Conference on 'George Eliot's Beginnings' at the Institute of English Studies on 1 November 2008 was organized by Rosemary Ashton, Beryl Gray and Barbara Hardy. The publication in volume form of Scenes of Clerical Life in 1858 was the point at…